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February 15, 2016

AERA Annual Meeting & Exhibition and the NCME Annual Meeting Hotel Reservations

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

AERA HEADER

 

Good Afternoon,

Have you booked your hotel room for the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting & Exhibition and the NCME Annual Meeting? We have great hotel options available in the Washington, DC area for your convenience. The AERA website includes a hotel and travel page that has pertinent information and instructions to assist you with your hotel reservations. However, we have also listed the information and links below for you to review.

Map of Official Hotels
Hotel Descriptions
Washington DC Travel Information

If you have already registered and would like to make hotel reservations online, please log into your registration and click the Hotel Reservation button on the top left under Registration Summary.  Another way is to click on the housing link on your registration email confirmation.  This will give you access to our online reservation system displaying real-time availability, hotel pictures and descriptions.

If you have not registered for the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, please visit the AERA website to register or call 800-893-7950.  You will be prompted to make housing reservations at the end of the registration process.  If you have any questions regarding housing, or if you prefer to fax a form or speak to one of our reservation agents, please contact us via:

We look forward to hearing from you!  If you no longer want to receive these emails please contact us at AERA@ConnectionsHousing.com and we will remove you from the distribution list.

Sincerely,

AERA Housing Desk
Connections Housing
950 Scales Rd.
Building 200
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 800-262-9974 or 404-842-0000
Fax: 404-581-5913


BUYER BEWARE:
Please be vigilant if dealing with any companies or services other than Connections Housing that imply or claim an affiliation with the AERA or NCME Annual Conference.  We have been made aware of other housing companies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. *REMINDER hotel reward members who book outside the block will possibly not receive points for their stay.Unfortunately, some past attendees and exhibitors have fallen prey to these companies and have either:  lost their significant deposits; been relocated with little or no warning; have not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked; or have not received reservations at the hotel they had thought were confirmed.This has caused great hardships to these companies and individuals.  Reservations made through an agency other than Connections Housing will be at your own risk.

December 16, 2015

AERA Highlights Special Edition: AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2016 Slates for Offices

Another item from Monday’s inbox…

AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2016 Slates for Offices 
The AERA Nominating Committee and Division Nominating Committees are pleased to announce the approved slates for the forthcoming 2016 AERA election. The AERA-wide slates include the offices of President-Elect and Members-at-Large. The nominees for AERA-wide and division elections are included in the Nominating Committees’ reports.

Note: All write-in nominations must be received by the Executive Director, who is responsible for the conduct of the election, by January 13, 2016. Read more.


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: Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley and David Presgraves


This email was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com. You are receiving this email because of your association with AERA.

American Educational Research Association
1430 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
www.aera.net

    

December 6, 2015

Register to Attend In-Person or via Livestream: How the Science on Diversity and Affirmative Action Matters to Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin

Also from Friday’s inbox…

Public Briefing

How the Science on Diversity and Affirmative Action
Matters to Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin

*Monday, December 7, 2015*
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
(Boxed lunch available beginning at noon.
Program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.)

National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

Two days before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the reconsideration of Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin, a panel of experts will discuss the scientific evidence on the use of race as a factor in university admissions policies and the educational benefits of student diversity.

Click here to register to attend the briefing IN-PERSON.
Click here to register to attend the briefing via LIVESTREAM.

Speakers will include:

  • Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyector Derechos Civiles at UCLA
  • Liliana M. Garces, Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Program and a Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University
  • Angelo N. Ancheta, Counsel of Record for the AERA et al amicus brief
  • Shirley M. Malcolm, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Felice J. Levine, AERA Executive Director (Moderator)

Audience Q&A will follow speaker presentations.

  • Read the amicus brief submitted to the court by AERA et al here.
  • Visit the AERA website for additional information on the AERA et al amicus brief, the Fisher case, and research on the benefits of diversity and affirmative action.

Join the Conversation on Twitter
#
FishervUT


This email was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com.

American Educational Research Association
1430 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
www.aera.net

    

November 27, 2015

AERA Highlights – November 2015

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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November 2015

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
Publication Calls

AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA

AERA in the News


AERA News

Thanksgiving Message From AERA’s Executive Director
As we head into the Thanksgiving break, AERA sends all of our members, friends, and families a special holiday greeting.
AERA et al. File Amicus Brief as Supreme Court Prepares to Reconsider Fisher
AERA, joined by nine other scientific societies, filed an amicus curiae brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the overwhelming scientific evidence relevant to the case.
AERA to Hold National Press Club Briefing on the Science of Diversity and Affirmative Action
On Monday, December 7, 2015, a panel of experts will discuss the scientific evidence on the use of race as a factor in university admissions policies and the educational benefits of student diversity.
AERA Issues Statement on Use of Value-Added Models
AERA released a statement in early November cautioning about the limitations of using value-added models (VAM) to assess the performance of educators and educator preparation programs.

Research Policy and Funding News

Common Rule Comment Period Extended to January 6, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comments for proposed changes to the Common Rule—the federal regulations for the protection of human subjects (45CFR46). The comment period was extended 30 days to January 6, 2016.
National Board for Education Sciences Meets
For the first time since becoming acting director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Ruth Nield joined David Chard, chair of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), to welcome board members, IES staff, and visitors to the NBES meeting this month.
AERA Submits Comments on OBSSR Strategic Plan
On November 20, AERA submitted comments to the NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) regarding the office’s strategic plan for FY 2016 – 2020.

2016 AERA Membership Renewal is Open
Go to www.aera.net. If you have any questions, contact members@aera.net. Thank you for supporting your association, as we strive to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Publications Calls

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, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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1430 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
www.aera.net

    

November 2, 2015

AERA Highlights: October 2015

Also from Friday’s inbox…

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October 2015

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA

AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA and ASHE Issue Joint Statement on Shooting at Umpqua Community College
AERA and the Association for the Study of Higher Education issued a joint statement in early October on the shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Teresa McCarty Delivers 12th Annual Brown Lecture
Teresa L. McCarty, a world-renowned expert on Indigenous education issues, delivered the 12th annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22 in Washington, D.C.
AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting
AERA leadership gathered in Washington, D.C., from October 23–25 for the 2015 Coordinated Committee Meeting (CCM). CCM provides an opportunity for AERA’s committees to not only address their individual goals, but also to come together collectively to further AERA’s mission.
AERA Holds Education Department Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education
Following a successful Capitol Hill briefing on LGBTQ issues in education in June, AERA Executive Director Felice Levine and AERA Director of Professional Development George Wimberly led a briefing for members of the Education Department on the same subject on October 27.

AERA Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference
Outstanding early career scholars and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for the AERA Grants Program Fall Research Conference on October 8–10.

Research Policy and Funding News

White House, Congress Agree to Budget Deal
The White House and Congress have reached a deal that would allow for modest increases in spending for federal agencies that fund education research, including the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health, among others.
Congress Takes Up Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act
Congress is considering legislation that would establish a 15-member commission to study how best to expand and coordinate the use of federal administrative data to evaluate the effectiveness of federal programs.

2016 AERA Membership is Open
Go to www.aera.net. If you have any questions, contact members@aera.net. Thank you for supporting your association, as we strive to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

AERA Calls

Publications 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: Jean Agosto, Juliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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Washington, DC 20005
www.aera.net

    

 

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