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June 15, 2021

AERA Highlights: AERA Celebrates Pride Month, Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2022 Elected Officers, and more!

A newsletter from the folks at the American Educational Research Association.

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June 2021
 

AERA News

AERA Q&A

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls

AERA Editor Calls

AERA Report Discount

Notable New Report
Beyond AERA

In Memoriam

AERA in the News

AERA News

AERA Celebrates Pride Month

AERA proudly supports diversity and inclusion and is committed to advancing empirical evidence to inform practices and policies that support LGBTQ individuals in educational settings. Our LGBTQ resource page provides access to AERA-published journal articles, publications, fact sheets, and other materials of use to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and others with a commitment to LGBTQ education issues. This page will be updated with additional resources during June 2021.

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2022 Elected Officers: Deadline September 1

The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Each year, the committee advances a slate of nominations for president-elect and two member-at-large positions. Read more

AERA 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series to Offer Four Courses in June and July—Register Now

Four courses in the six-part AERA 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series are being offered over the next month. Read More

AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS to Hold Workshop on Shaping Critical Data Science for a Diverse World, July 15—Register Now

The AERA-ICPSR PEERS Data Hub will hold a no-fee workshop on “ICQCM: Shaping Critical Data Science for a Diverse World” on July 15, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm ET. The workshop will broadcast live on Zoom. Read More

AERA Announces 2021–22 Minority Dissertation Fellows

AERA has announced the recipients of the 2021–22 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. This highly selective program, designed for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in education research, offers dissertation fellowships to minority graduate students and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

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AERA
 is pleased to offer a program of six engaging virtual professional development
 courses focused on topics in quantitative and qualitative research methods as
 well as strategies for scholars to increase writing productivity.
The series runs
 June 2–July 8.
Six engaging professional development courses focused on topics in quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as strategies for scholars to increase writing productivity.
AERA Q&A

Outgoing NCES Commissioner James “Lynn” Woodworth Reflects on His Term

James “Lynn” Woodworth began his term as commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences in March 2018. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

Office for Civil Rights Calls for Comments on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline

On June 4, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Request for Information asking members of the public to submit written comments on the administration of school discipline in schools serving students in pre-K through 12th grade. Read more

Full Budget Request from President Biden Proposes Significant Boosts for Education Research

On May 28, the Biden administration released its full proposal to fund the federal government in its FY 2022 budget request. Read More

NSF EHR Advisory Committee Considers Racial Equity in STEM, Renaming of Directorate

On May 26–27, the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its spring meeting.

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IES Invites Applications for New Awards for FY 2022 for the Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs

On June 10, the Federal Register published an announcement of forthcoming FY 2022 requests for applications from the National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research.

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AERA Calls
AERA Editor Calls
AERA Report Discount
During Pride Month, AERA is offering a 50 percent discount on LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, which examines the current state of the knowledge on LGBTQ issues in education and addresses future research directions.

 

Notable New Report
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released OECD Digital Education Outlook 2021: Pushing the Frontiers with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Robots, which explores how digital technology and smart technologies based on artificial intelligence, learning analytics, and robotics might transform education.
Beyond AERA
Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

 

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

S. Jay Samuels, 91, died on December 12, 2020. He retired from the Department of Educational Psychology in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development in 2013.

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AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Editor: Felice J. Levine

Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk

Contributors: Stephanie McGee, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

 

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June 8, 2021

Join Us Tomorrow for “Building a Framework for Research on Digital Education Worldwide”

Okay, this is an interesting line-up, but I do have to wonder how aware the folks on this panel are of the actual evidence-based knowledge that does exist?  I mean this is the organization that gave us a virtual conference – almost a year into the process when others had been running virtual conferences successfully – and did such a poor job at it that they ended up offering every registered participant a refund.

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Join Us for the OECD Session “Building a Framework for Research on Digital Education Worldwide”

Co-hosted by AERA

June 8, 2021

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The application of new technologies for teaching and learning have far outstripped our evidence-based knowledge of what digital innovations and methodologies enable learning, why, and for whom. This session takes up this topic with leading scholars in digital education and technological innovation worldwide.
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May 31, 2021

AERA Highlights: AERA Opens 2022 Call for Submissions, Launches Virtual Research Learning Series, and More

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May 2021
 

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Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls

AERA Editor Calls
Beyond AERA

Notable New Appointments

In Memoriam

AERA in the News

AERA News

AERA Opens 2022 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions; Deadline to Submit: July 12

The AERA 2022 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions is now available on the AERA website. The 2022 AERA Annual Meeting will be held April 22-25 in San Diego, CA. The 2022 Annual Meeting Presidential Program theme is “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.” Read more

AERA President Na’ilah Suad Nasir and Annual Meeting Program Co-Chairs Invite Ideas for the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting Presidential Program

AERA President Na’ilah Suad Nasir and 2022 Annual Meeting Program Co-Chairs Tryphenia Peele-Eady and Elizabeth Tipton invite AERA members to contribute ideas for the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting Presidential Program. Read more

AERA Launches 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series—June 2 Opening

AERA has launched the 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series offering six professional development courses on a breadth of topics. Taught by leading experts in the field, the series runs from June 2 to July 8. Read more

AERA Participates in WMPD (Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities) Day to Advance Understanding of Diversity in STEM

On May 12, AERA joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, and Sage Publishing in holding Understanding Diversity in STEM: WMPD Day. Read more

AERA is pleased to offer a program of six engaging virtual professional development courses focused on topics in quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as strategies for scholars to increase writing productivity.
The series runs June 2–July 8.
Six engaging professional development courses focused on topics in quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as strategies for scholars to increase writing productivity.
Research Policy and Funding News

NASEM Committees Begin Consideration of Future Vision for IES Programs

During the week of May 10, three committees under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine began their work on examining programs in the Institute of Education Sciences. Read more

NSF Proposals Move Forward in House and Senate​

During the week of May 10, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held markups of their respective bills that would seek to reauthorize the National Science Foundation. Read More

NSF SBE Advisory Committee Highlights National Secure Data Service, Directorate Updates

The National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee held its spring meeting on May 6–7. The meeting covered a range of topics, including an update on new funding opportunities from SBE; a conversation on broader impacts; and discussion on initiatives SBE is undertaking to address discrimination, bias, and equity. Read More

National Academies to Hold Virtual Events in June Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 Teaching and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the STEMM Workforce

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold two virtual public events in June that will be of interest to education researchers, practitioners, and policy leaders. Read More

AERA Calls
AERA Editor Calls
Beyond AERA
Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

 

Notable New Appointments
Kathleen Cagney named new director of University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. Read more

 

Social Science Research Council names Anna Harvey as next president. Read more

 

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Linda McSpadden McNeil, 77, died on April 1. McNeil was professor emeritus at Rice University. She was vice president of Division B-Curriculum Studies, served as editor of the American Educational Research Journal—Social and Institutional Analysis (2000-2003), chaired the AERA/Spencer Doctoral Research Fellowship Program, served as chair of the Division B Annual Meeting Program Committee, and was a member of the Outstanding Book Award Committee. She was also a member of Division G-Social Context of Education. Read more

 

Helen Marie Marks, 83, died on March 20. Marks, who retired as a member of the faculty at the Ohio State University College of Education, was a member of Division A and Division L. Read more

 

Robert B. Ruddell, 83, died on March 14. Ruddell was Professor Emeritus of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Faculty Group at the University of California at Berkeley. Read more

 

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News

 

 

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Editor: Felice J. Levine

Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk

Contributors: Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

 

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May 14, 2021

2022 AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions is Now Open

Note this call for proposals – and there is always interesting K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning content at this conference.

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Dear Colleagues,

 

We are pleased to officially inform you that the AERA 2022 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions is now available on the AERA website. We encourage you to consider a paper or session submission to a division, special interest group (SIG), or committee that best aligns with your research interests. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on July 12, 2021.

 

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held on April 22-25, 2022 in San Diego, California. The overall theme is “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.” The 2022 Meeting is being held in coordination with the World Education Research Association (WERA).

 

We hope that you will consider a submission in response to the Call. The theme advanced by AERA President Na’ilah Suad Nasir, and Co-Chairs Tryphenia Peele-Eady and Elizabeth Tipton, invites AERA members and other Annual Meeting attendees to be laser-focused on understanding and redressing educational inequalities and building systems that embrace equity and justice and reimagine the possibilities.

 

The 2022 AERA Annual Meeting is a long-planned shift to a four-day meeting with full days of programming on Days 1 and 4 (April 22 and April 25). The Opening Plenary and Reception will take place the evening before the start of sessions on Thursday, April 21. We are looking forward to creating an Annual Meeting that will attract broad participation worldwide. This meeting will provide an opportunity to share research, assess the state of our knowledge, and explore how our work can become more relevant to diverse communities, publics, practitioners, and policy makers.

 

Please submit and join us in April 2022 in San Diego.

 

Cordially,

 

Felice

 

Felice J. Levine, PhD

Executive Director

flevine@aera.net

 

Robert

 

Robert Smith, CMP, CMM

Director of Meetings

rsmith@aera.net

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May 4, 2021

AERA Highlights: AERA Issues Statement in Support of Teachers and Educators, 2022 Annual Meeting Presidential Program Theme Released, and More

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April 2021
 

AERA News

2021 Annual Meeting News
AERA Publications News

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls
Beyond AERA

In Memoriam
AERA in the News

AERA News

AERA Issues Statement in Support of Teachers and Educators

As the end of the school year draws near, we want to acknowledge the incredible creativity, resilience, and hard work of educators this year. It has been a time like no other. Read more

2022 Annual Meeting Presidential Program Theme Released; Call for Submissions Coming May 12

The 2022 Annual Meeting Presidential Program theme—“Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century”—calls on us to “identify, study, and enhance existing efforts to move systems toward equity to support all learners across the lifespan, from early childhood to K-12 to higher education and adult learning.”

AERA 2020 President Shaun Harper Calls on Researchers to Accept Responsibility for Educational and Social Problems

In this year’s Presidential Address, “We Share Responsibility,” 2020 AERA President Shaun R. Harper inspired researchers to accept individual and collective responsibility for complex educational and social problems. Read more

Preeminent Scholar Edmund Gordon Named AERA Honorary President

On April 12, AERA installed distinguished education researcher Edmund W. Gordon as AERA’s honorary president during a special ceremony at the association’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. Read more

AERA Council Votes to Keep Association Meetings Out of States that Pass Anti-Trans Laws

On April 8, AERA determined that it will hold no conferences or public events in states or any other locations enacting anti-trans laws until such time as the laws are rescinded or AERA otherwise revisits the issue. Read more

AERA-ICPSR PEERS Data Hub to Hold Workshop on Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Methods on May 20—No Fee, Register Now

The AERA-ICPSR PEERS Data Hub will hold a no-fee workshop on “Introduction to Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Methods: Achieving STEM Equity and Inclusion through Syntheses” on May 20, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm ET. Read more

Eight Education Researchers Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eight education researchers, including three AERA presidents, have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy announced the 2021 election of 252 individuals as new members on April 22. Read more

2021 Annual Meeting News

More than 13,000 Education Researchers Gather for 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting

The 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting brought together nearly 13,300 scholars, graduate students, policy leaders, and practitioners from 68 countries for the largest education research conference in the world. Read more

Major Annual Meeting Lecture Speakers Examine Significant Topics in Educational Equity

The 2020 AERA Distinguished Lecture and the 2021 and 2020 Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lectures featured prominent scholars engaging attendees in important conversations about educators’ responsibility, racial education, and community colleges at this year’s virtual Annual Meeting. Read more

Presidential Sessions Engage Attendees in Key Issues in Education Research

This year’s AERA Presidential Sessions provided rich and compelling content for Annual Meeting attendees to reflect on the meeting theme of “Accepting Educational Responsibility.” Read more

Research and Science Policy Forum Features Key Federal Agency Leaders, Recent Research Publications

The 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting featured 18 invited sessions in a Research and Science Policy Forum that included conversations with leaders of federal education research agencies and discussion on research directions in recent reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and on the development of education research infrastructure. Read more

AERA Annual Meeting Book Sale Extended through May 10
AERA Publications News

New RRE Volume Explores What Constitutes Quality Evidence in Education Research

The 2021 volume of Review of Research in Education, titled “Quality of Research Evidence in Education: How Do We Know?” raises questions about how to address the persisting disparities in education by rethinking assumptions, study designs, the quality of research collected, and who participates in research teams and in studies. Read more

AERA Recognizes 2020 Outstanding Reviewers

Editors of AERA journals have named 59 scholars as Outstanding Reviewers for 2020, recognizing individuals who rendered outstanding professional service to the journals, to AERA, and to education research. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

President Biden Releases FY 2022 “Skinny” Budget Request with Large Increases for Education Department, NSF, NIH

On April 9, the Biden administration released a summary of topline budget requests for federal agencies for FY 2022. The full budget request is expected to be released in May. Read more

American Jobs Plan Proposes Significant Investment in Federal Research

On March 31, the Biden administration announced details of the American Jobs Plan, the first of two proposals on infrastructure. The American Jobs Plan would provide significant investments in federal research and development programs, including $50 million for the National Science Foundation. Read more

National Academies to Conduct Three Studies on IES

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be conducting three studies directed by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) this year, with the purpose of providing recommendations on the agency’s programs. Read more

AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

 

In Memoriam

AERA Members who have recently passed away

Rebecca Kantor, 67, died on April 22. She was dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. Kantor had been a member of Division K–Teaching and Teacher Education. Read more

 

Melvyn Semmel, 89, died on February 25. He was a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s department of education, from which he retired in 1994. Read more

 

Robert Slavin, 70, died on April 24. He was director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University and a co-founder of the Success for All Foundation. Slavin, an AERA Fellow, received several association awards, including the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award in 1988 and 2008, the Review of Research Award in 2009, and the AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award in 2019. He was a member of Division C–Learning and Instruction and Division H–Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News

 

 

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Editor: Felice J. Levine

Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk

Contributors: Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, Tong Wu, and Martha Yager

 

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