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September 3, 2018

AERA Highlights: WERA World Congress Draws Hundreds To South Africa, AERA-NSF Grants Program Releases New Calls, And More!

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August 2018

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AERA News

WERA World Congress Draws Hundreds of Education Researchers to South Africa

The World Education Research Association convened the 2018 WERA World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa August 3-5. The Congress brought together nearly 400 researchers, policy leaders, and practitioners from 52 countries to participate in paper sessions, symposia, poster sessions, and workshops focused on advancing education research worldwide. Read more

AERA-NSF Grants Program Releases New Calls for Dissertation and Research Proposals—October 17 Deadline

The AERA-NSF Grants Program just released new calls for dissertation and research grant proposals. The submission deadline is October 17 for awards to begin as early as January 2019. Read more

AERA Acts to Strengthen Federal Statistics and Resources

Over the past month, AERA has advocated for important statistical resources for the broader education and science communities. These actions aim to ensure the accuracy and quality of data and education research, as well as bolster infrastructure for evidence-based policymaking. Read more

AERA Member Michelene Chi Wins David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science

AERA member and Fellow Michelene “Micki” Chi was named the winner of the 19th David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science. Often called “the Nobel Prize in Cognitive Science,” the award is presented annually by the Cognitive Science Society to an individual or team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition. Read more

Federal Research Appointments and Policy News

Karen Marrongelle to Head NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate

The National Science Foundation announced that Karen Marrongelle will head the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. EHR supports fundamental research on learning and teaching, and programs and scholarship that promote excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Read more

Kelvin Droegemeier Nominated to Lead White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

On July 31, President Donald Trump nominated Kelvin Droegemeier to serve as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing on August 23. The committee is scheduled to meet September 5 in an executive session to consider referring Droegemeier’s nomination to the full Senate. Read more

NSF Launches 2026 Idea Machine—Public Invited to Submit Research Ideas

The National Science Foundation continues its active search for the next frontier in scientific innovation and engineering with the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine on August 31. Building on NSF’s 10 Big Ideas, the Idea Machine is a public competition to propose research questions, including in STEM education and research, that can be advanced through NSF investment in the next decade. Read more

Perkins CTE Act Reauthorized; House Democrats Introduce Aim Higher Act

President Donald Trump signed the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the first comprehensive education bill of his presidency, on July 31. The law modernizes policy aspects of career and technical education. Beginning in July 2019, the law is authorized for six years. Read more

Senate Advances FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations

The Senate approved legislation combining the two largest appropriations bills – Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies – by an 85-7 vote on August 23. The bill, H.R. 6157, represents the third “minibus” appropriations package that the Senate has advanced for fiscal year 2019. Read more

AERA Q&A

Education Week’s Sarah Sparks Discusses Covering Education Research

Sarah Sparks is an assistant editor and research reporter at Education Week, where she has covered education research and the science of learning for more than a decade. The following Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more

AERA New Calls

AERA Continuing Calls

Beyond AERA

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: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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July 28, 2018

AERA Highlights: AERA Journals Receive Top Rankings, 2019 Call For Awards Opens, Q&A With Congressional Fellows, And More!

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July 2018

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AERA President Amy Stuart Wells Discusses the 2019 Annual Meeting Theme
In a new video featured on the AERA website, President Amy Stuart Wells discusses the meaning and importance of the 2019 Annual Meeting Theme: “Leveraging Education Research in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.”
2019 Call for AERA Award Nominations
AERA seeks nominations for the 2019 AERA Awards. The submission deadline for 2019 AERA-sponsored awards is November 2, 2018 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which are due October 25, 2018). Read more and submit your nominations
AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for AERA-wide Offices
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for the offices of President-Elect and Member-at-Large (2 positions) for the 2019 election. The deadline to make recommendations is Monday, September 10, 2018Read more
AERA Nominating Committee for the SIG Executive Committee Seeks Recommendations
The AERA Nominating Committee for the SIG Executive Committee  seeks recommendations for well-qualified candidates for Chair-Elect and one At-Large position during the 2019 election. The deadline to make recommendations is Monday, September 10, 2018Read more
AERA Executive Director Levine Addresses the Politics of Science Funding at the EuroScience Open Forum
On July 13 in Toulouse, France, Felice J. Levine participated in a panel at the EuroScience Open Forum, the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. The biennial event typically draws over 4,000 attendees from around the world. Read more
AERA Journals Top International Education and Educational Research Rankings
Two AERA journals are ranked in the top ten of the Journal Citation Reports for their 2017 impact factors, released in June. AERA’s journals are included in the “Education and Educational Research” category, which includes 238 peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Read more
2018 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository
More than 3,300 full-text papers presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting were added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository in June. In total, over 30,000 papers from the past nine AERA annual meetings are available online. Read more


Federal Research Appointments and Policy News

Lupia to Lead NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate
On July 9, Arthur (Skip) Lupia, Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, was named the new assistant director for the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate. His term begins September 1Read more
Albro Appointed for IES Commissioner of NCER; Other Education Appointments Confirmed
Elizabeth Albro was appointed to serve as commissioner of the National Center for Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences and began her new role on July 9. Prior to this, she served as the associate commissioner for teaching and learning at NCER. Read more
Dillingham Nominated for Census Bureau Directorship
On July 18, President Trump announced the nomination of Steven Dillingham, who has served in leadership roles at federal statistical agencies, to serve as the next director of the United States Census Bureau. The nomination requires Senate confirmation. Read more
HHS Releases Draft Guidance for Burden-Reducing Provisions in Revised Common Rule
In June, the Department of Health and Human Services delayed the general compliance date for the 2018 requirements of the revised Common Rule to January 20, 2019, to allow the implementation of three burden-reducing provisions for research studies. Read more


AERA Q&A’s

AERA 2017–18 Congressional Fellows Discuss Their Experience on Capitol Hill and Connecting Education Research with Policymaking 
In 2017–18, the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program included four appointments. The fellowships conclude in July–August 2018. Learn about the Fellows’ experiences in their own words in the following Q&A’s.
Q&A: Jennifer Ayscue
Jennifer Ayscue served in the offices of Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), working alongside the education policy advisor to cover the education portfolio from early childhood through higher education. Read more and watch her short video
Q&A: Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin worked in the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on issues related to the Higher Education Act, the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, early childhood and K–12 education, child care, and adult education. Read more
Q&A: Zewelanji Serpell
Zewelanji Serpell worked in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce for Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), focusing on accountability and accreditation in higher education and issues specific to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Read more
Q&A: Kathryn Wentzel 
Kathryn Wentzel worked in the office of Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) on legislation related to social and emotional learning, civic education, hunger and homelessness among college students, teacher stress, school discipline, and school transitions. Read more


AERA Calls


Beyond AERA


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: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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July 16, 2018

AERA Annual Meeting Submission Deadline is Monday, July 23 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

A reminder of this pending conference deadline.

Dear AERA Colleagues,

We are writing to remind you that the deadline for submissions for the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting is Monday, July 23 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). The meeting will be held Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9 in Toronto. With the theme of “Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence,” we encourage your contributions focus our attention to work collaboratively across our boundaries to develop multimodal narratives of many studies.

Please plan to submit as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush next weekend. The deadline is fixed. If you have not already done so, login now to start the process of advancing a paper or session submission and finalizing your work. After you login, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2019 Annual Meeting and click ‘Online Program Portal’. For further information on submissions, see the open Call for Submissions for AERA divisions, SIGs, and committees. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

If you are a 2018 AERA member, thank you. If you are not yet a 2018 member, please login and renew. If you prefer to renew by mail or phone, contact the AERA membership team atmembers@aera.net or 202-238-3200. The membership team will ask for your AERA record ID 232269.

Best wishes,

Felice J. Levine
Executive Director

Robert L. Smith
Director of Meetings

2019 Annual Meeting Page | Theme | Contact AERA
2019 Annual Meeting
“Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence”
Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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July 12, 2018

WATCH: AERA President Amy Stuart Wells Discusses The 2019 Annual Meeting Theme; Submissions Close July 23

In particular, notice the call for proposals for the annual conference that is fast approaching.

Dear Michael Kristopher Barbour,

AERA is pleased to release a new video of AERA President Amy Stuart Wells discussing the 2019 Annual Meeting Theme, “Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.” The video is available on AERA’s YouTube channel here. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on April 5-9, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

President Wells explains in the video that “This years’ theme is perfectly designed for an organization like AERA that has a diverse membership in terms of our disciplinary perspectives, methodological approaches, and our epistemological understandings. We’re hoping to receive submissions that are interdisciplinary and that bring members of AERA together who have never been in a session before.”

The theme advanced by President Wells and 2019 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Jennifer Jellison Holme and Janelle T. Scott presses us to reach beyond our silos and single perspectives and work collaboratively across the borders and boundaries of our field.

We would like to remind you that the deadline for the Call for Submissions is 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on July 23, 2018. If you have not already done so, login now to start the process of advancing a paper or session submission and finalizing your work. After you login, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2019 Annual Meeting and click ‘Online Program Portal’. For further information on submissions, see the open Call for Submissions for AERA divisions, SIGs, and committees. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

For more information on the 2019 Annual Meeting theme, please click here.

If you are a 2018 AERA member, thank you. If you are not yet a 2018 member, please login and renew. If you prefer to renew by mail or phone, contact the AERA membership team atmembers@aera.net or 202-238-3200. The membership team will ask for your AERA record ID 232269.

Best wishes,

Felice J. Levine
Executive Director

Robert L. Smith
Director of Meetings

2019 Annual Meeting Page | Theme | Contact AERA
2019 Annual Meeting
“Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence”
Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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July 2, 2018

AERA Highlights: AERA Statement On Detainment Of Immigrant Children, 2018-19 Minority Dissertation Fellows Announced, And More!

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June 2018

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AERA News

AERA Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Detainment of Immigrant Children
On June 22, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine issued a statement on the association’s continuing concern for the thousands of children and their families who are living in trauma and experiencing the effects of “zero tolerance” and separation policies that render irreparable harm.Read the statement
AERA Announces 2018–19 Minority Dissertation Fellows
AERA has announced the recipients of the 2018–19 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research and Travel Awards. Read more
AERA Names Two Congressional Fellows for 201819
AERA has named two scholars as AERA Congressional Fellows for 2018–19. They will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, and use their research expertise to inform policy. Read more

Research Budget and Policy News

National Academies’ Report Calls on Academic Institutions to Overhaul Campus Culture to Address Sexual Harassment
On June 12, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the findings of a comprehensive public report on the effects of sexual harassment on women in science, engineering, and medical careers. Read more
Trump Government Reorganization Plan Proposes Merging Education and Labor Departments
On June 21, the Office of Management and Budget released a proposal, Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, to reorganize the federal government, which would include merging the Education Department with the Labor Department. Read more
Congressional Action on FY 2019 Appropriations Continues
The House and Senate appropriations committees are moving forward on FY 2019 funding, holding markup hearings on budgets for federal agencies that support education research. Read more
Two Leadership Roles Filled at IES and NSF
Two senior positions have been filled at the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation. Read more
NSF Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Meets
The National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee met in Washington, D.C., on May 31 and April 1Read more


AERA Q&A

The Hechinger Report’s Jill Barshay Discusses Covering Education Research 
Jill Barshay is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report, where she writes the weekly “Proof Points” column about education research and data. This Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more


AERA Calls


Beyond AERA


New on the AERA Website

Updated and Expanded Trending Research Topics 
To help inform public discussion and policy development with high-quality education research, AERA’s website offers open access to journal content organized around important education issues trending in the news. This resource has recently been updated and expanded, and now covers 10 areas, from achievement gaps to value added models.

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: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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