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Does Student Race Affect “Gifted” Assignment?
In a new study published in AERA Open, the authors found that when black students are taught by a black classroom teacher, the racial gap in gifted assignment largely disappears.

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AERA in the News

Kindergarten the new first grade? It's actually worse than that.
Washington Post, January 19, 2016

Bright Black Students With Black Teachers More Likely to  Get Into Gifted Programs
U.S. News & World Report, January 19, 2016
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AERA Highlights

AERA Inaugurates Congressional Fellowship Program
December 2015

With the unanimous support of Council, AERA is launching a Congressional Fellowship Program commencing in 2016—the Centennial year of the association.
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Recent Research

Minorities Are Disproportionately Underrepresented in Special Education: Longitudinal Evidence Across Five Disability Conditions
Educational Researcher, June/July 2015

Researchers investigated whether minority children attending U.S. elementary and middle schools are disproportionately represented in special education.
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Value Added Models
Over the past decade, the use of value‐added models (VAM) in teacher and administrator evaluation has grown nationally, while becoming one of education’s most controversial issues. 
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Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes

Angela L. Duckworth (University of Pennsylvania)
David Scott Yeager (University of Texas at Austin)

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