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November 21, 2017

NCES 150th Anniversary, Grants Program Conference, WERA Submission Deadline, And More!

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November 2017

AERA News
AERA Publications News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Q&A
New and Extended AERA Calls
Ongoing AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA News

AERA Hosts Capitol Hill Commemoration of NCES’s 150th Anniversary
The National Center for Education Statistics celebrated its 150th anniversary celebration on November 15 on Capitol Hill in an event hosted by AERA, the American Statistical Association, and the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
AERA Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference
On November 1–3, the AERA Grants Program welcomed education research scientists and federal agency representatives to its Fall Research Conference.
WERA to Hold World Congress in August 2018 – Submission Deadline:January 10
The World Education Research Association will hold its 2018 World Congress on August 3–5, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. AERA encourages wide participation in the event.


AERA Publications News

AERA Open Team Extended for Three Additional Years
AERA is pleased to announce that the co-editor team for AERA Open will be extended for three additional years through 2021.


Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls on Congress to Preserve Graduate Student Tax Benefits
AERA recently joined 44 other scientific and engineering societies in urging Congress to preserve graduate student tax benefits within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), specifically sections 117(d), 117(d)(5), and 127.
AERA Joins Campaign to Urge Congress to Raise Spending Caps
AERA joined a diverse coalition of 11 national research and scientific alliances and organizations for an advertising, social media, and grassroots campaign during the week of November 12–17, urging Congress to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal that raises spending caps before end of the year.
House Advances Bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill
On November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017 (HR 4174). The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform unanimously approved the bill on November 2.
NSF SBE Advisory Committee, National Science Board Hold Meetings
The Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate met November 2–3 in NSF’s new headquarters in Alexandria, VA.


AERA Q&A

Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum Discusses What He Looks for When Reporting on Education Research
Matt Barnum is Chalkbeat’s national reporter, covering education policy, politics, and research. Previously he was a staff writer at The 74 and a middle school language arts teacher in Colorado.

New and Extended AERA Calls



Ongoing AERA Calls



AERA Publications Calls

AERA Open “Special Topic” Calls for Papers:


Beyond AERA


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News


Video of the Month: 
The National Center for Education Statistics:
Commemorating 150 Years of Innovation


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, Jonathan Fera, Jazmin Gargoum, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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October 31, 2017

AERA Highlights – October 2017

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October 2017

AERA News
Education Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA News

Alfredo Artiles Delivers 14th Annual Brown Lecture
On October 19, Alfredo J. Artiles delivered the 14th Annual Brown Lecture, “Re-envisioning Equity Research: Disability Identification Disparities as a Case in Point,” to a packed house of more than 900 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting
More than one hundred AERA leaders and representatives gathered in Washington, D.C., for the association’s 2017 Coordinated Committee Meeting on October 20–21.
AERA Releases Statement on Expansion of IPEDS and Need for Lifting Restrictions on Federal Data Collection
In an October 12 statement, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine praised NCES for providing important new college completion data through IPEDS and called on Congress to lift restrictions preventing necessary additional data collection and research. Read the statement
AERA Congressional Fellows to Provide Insights on Sharing Education Research with Capitol Hill during November 17 Webinar—Register Now
Current and former AERA Congressional Fellows will talk about their experiences as education scientists on Capitol Hill during a November 17 webinar.
AERA Highlights National Bullying Prevention Month
AERA joined schools and other organizations across the country during October to highlight National Bullying Awareness Month to help educate the public on bullying prevention efforts and encourage individuals to get involved.


Education Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Weighs In on IES Research Goals and Other Policy Issues
In an October 2 letter, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine submitted a response to the Institute of Education Sciences’ invitation for public comment on two of its five research goals—Efficacy and Replication (Goal 3), and Effectiveness (Goal 4).
DeVos Appoints Six Members to NAGB and Makes Additional Nominations for Key Education Positions
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on September 28 the appointment of six members to the National Assessment Governing Board. AERA member Gregory Cizek is among them.
Q&A: IES’s Liz Albro Discusses How IES Advances Education Research
Liz Albro is associate commissioner of the Teaching and Learning Division at the National Center for Education Research within the Institute of Education Sciences.

AERA Calls


Beyond AERA


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News


Video of the Month: 
Fourteenth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research (2017) with Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles


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, Jonathan Fera, David Presgraves, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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October 16, 2017

AERA Statement on the New Expansion of IPEDS and the Need for Lifting Restrictions on Federal Data Collection

From the inbox this past Thursday…


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Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
(202) 238-3235(202) 288-9333 (cell)Jonathan Fera, jfera@aera.net
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Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the New Expansion of IPEDS and the Need for Lifting Restrictions on Federal Data Collection
October 12, 2017

In the following statement, Felice J. Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association, praises the National Center for Education Statistics for providing important new college completion data through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and calls on Congress to lift restrictions preventing necessary additional data collection and research. 

Three cheers for the expansion of data collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). We see the benefits of fuller college completion data in the release today by the National Center for Education Statistics. It is a significant step forward in better understanding student and institutional outcomes. We now have available information that far better reflects the contemporary landscape of higher education, where a majority of students are no longer full-time, first-time students who enter college directly from high school; where many students transfer institutions once or more; and where a growing number of students are earning non-degree credentials. This data will not only open up new avenues for high-quality research and enhance sound, evidence-based policymaking, but also help students and families make better informed college choices.

However, large gaps in what we know about student and college outcomes still exist—and will continue to exist—until Congress lifts restrictions that prevent national collection of student-level data in a rigorously privacy-protected system. It is only through such a system that students and families, policymakers, and the general public will have access to high-quality information about postsecondary outcomes. This information is needed to help inform many important decisions, from life-changing individual choices to public policies that affect a $500 billion sector of the economy.

The bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking last month called on federal policymakers to “consider repealing current bans and limiting future bans on the collection and use of data for evidence building.” In its report to Congress, the commission noted:

[W]ith modern privacy-enhancing technologies, a well-developed legal framework, and a strong commitment to transparency, the Commission believes it is possible to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and ensure accountability to stakeholders, while also protecting privacy. The Commission also believes it is incumbent on the Congress and the President to regularly and thoroughly consider the value of policies that preclude evidence building against the prospective public value of the evidence that could be produced.

Large individual and public investments in higher education are at stake, and the current patchwork of postsecondary education data systems in the United States can provide only incomplete information on outcomes. It is vital that Congress lift the ban on a national system that can better serve the public interest and inform policymaking, while remaining aligned with privacy protection.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

This release is available online.

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October 9, 2017

AERA 2018 Annual Meeting Registration and Housing are Now Open!

Note that the registration for this conference is now open.

Register Now
Online Registration and Housing Now Open

Register now and join more than 16,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in New York City and select from over 2,500 sessions featuring high quality and timely education research. This year’s theme is “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.” The 2018 program theme calls us to confront the struggles for public education, considering the times in which we are living, the historical arcs that shape our present(s), and the roles we can play in the fight for justice.
Registration Rates Lower for AERA Members
AERA Members Receive a Sizable Discount on Meeting Registration

AERA members receive a sizable discount on meeting registration. To get the special member registration rate, please make sure you have renewed your AERA membership for 2018. You will be able to renew your membership and reserve your hotel while registering for the meeting. Adjustments and/or refunds for registration fees will not be given to individuals who register at the non-member rate and later join AERA.

Register now for early bird rates and preferred hotel reservations.

How to Register:

  1. Login.
  2. Click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page.
  3. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2018 Annual Meeting.
  4. Click ‘Register and Reserve a Hotel Room Now.’
  5. Once you complete your registration, you can make your online hotel reservation by clicking the ‘Hotel Reservation’ button in the upper left side of the registration confirmation summary screen.
Please note: we will be updating the registration page to include ticketed events such as Professional Development Courses, Tours, and Division events, in the next several weeks.

See you in New York City!
Questions? Please contact the AERA Meetings Team at 202-238-3200 orannualmtg@aera.net.
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2018 Annual Meeting
“The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education”
Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New York, NY


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October 8, 2017

AERA Statement And Resources On National Bullying Awareness Month

From Wednesday’s inbox…


Contact:
Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
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AERA Statement and Resources on
National Bullying Awareness Month
October 4, 2017
The following statement is from Felice J. Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association:

“Every student deserves to feel safe and secure in the classroom. That is why the American Educational Research Association is joining schools and other organizations across the country to highlight National Bullying Awareness Month during October, and help educate the public on bullying prevention efforts, and encourage individuals to get involved.

“Bullying presents one of the greatest health risks to children, youth, and young adults in U.S. society today. School safety, including the prevention of bullying, is a top national priority and a key area of academic research.

“AERA has a longstanding commitment to raising awareness of research around this issue. Since 2010, AERA has produced information and resources necessary in combatting bullying throughout the nation. The AERA report Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendationspresents practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. Released in April 2013, the report stems from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force.

“Through advocating for our students and conducting further education research, AERA remains steadfast in advancing solutions and examining ways to prevent bullying, promote safety, and encourage inclusion throughout the country.”

Selected resources provided by AERA on bullying prevention and school safety:

These AERA bullying prevention and school safety resources are also listed online.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

This statement is available online.

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