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Study: More than Half of U.S. Students Experience Summer Learning Losses Five Years in a Row
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Following U.S. students across five summers between grades 1 and 6, a little more than half (52 percent) experienced learning losses in all five summers, according to a new large national study. Students in this group lost an average of 39 percent of their total school year gains during each summer. Read more

 
 
AERA President Testifies Before Congress on Covid-19 and the Racial Equity Implications of Reopening College and University Campuses
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AERA President Shaun Harper testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment at a hearing titled “A Major Test: Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Higher Education” on July 7. Read Harper's testimony and AERA's media advisory

 
 
Webcast on Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Policymaking
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AERA and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) held a webinar on the IES Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Policymaking grant program on June 11. Event video is provided. Read more 

 
 
Webcast on Collaborating to Support Education Research
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AERA and the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) program at the National Center for Educational Statistics held a webinar on collaboration with education researchers to use SLDS on June 30. Event video and powerpoint slides are available here.

 
 
Black and Female Principal Candidates More Likely to Experience Delayed and Denied Promotions
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Black and female assistant principals are systematically delayed and denied promotion to principal, compared to their White or male counterparts, despite having equivalent qualifications and more experience on average, according to a new AERA Open study. Read the news release. Watch the author video. 

 
 
AERA Statement on ICE Guidance on International Students and University Online-Only Instruction
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AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine urges the administration to reverse ICE guidance and allow international students with valid visas to remain in the United States, as their universities strive to find the best path forward to providing a high-quality education while ensuring public health safety. Read more

 
 
AERA Launching Interactive Presentation Gallery; Deadline: July 31
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AERA sent a June 11 letter to 2020 Annual Meeting accepted paper authors and released a Facts & Opportunities sheet, detailing ways in which they can share their research with the education research community worldwide. Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to participate in the Interactive Presentation Gallery by July 31. Read the Highlights story.

 
 
How Can Education Researchers Support Education and Public Health Institutions During Covid-19?
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As education researchers’ ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published recently in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question. Read the news release. Read the overview of the authors’ recommendations 

 
 
AERA Worldwide Gathering for Reflection, Presentation and Rededication
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AERA held an online Worldwide Gathering for Reflection, Presentation, and Rededication on Sunday, April 19, with AERA Executive Director Felice Levine, President Vanessa Siddle Walker, and President-elect Shaun Harper. Video and transcript of this event are provided. 

 
 
AERA-NSF Grants Program Proposal Deadline: September 10
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The AERA-NSF Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for both its Dissertation and Research Grants. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Program provides dissertation grants to graduate students and small research grants to doctoral level scholars using large-scale data sets in their research. Learn more

 
 
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