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Study Finds Causal Connection between Genotypes Related to Educational Attainment and Years of Education Achieved
A first-of-its-kind, nationally representative study of siblings finds that, within families, an adolescent with a higher “polygenic score”—which summarizes previously identified genome-wide associations for educational attainment—than her or his sibling tended to go on to complete more years of schooling. 

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AERA in the News

Genetically Inclined to Learn
Inside Higher Ed, August 20, 2015

What Do Genes Say About Education? More Than You'd Think.
Education Week, August 20, 2015


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AERA Highlights

AERA Holds Capitol Hill Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education
July 2015

Nearly 100 congressional staff, federal agency employees, and members of the research community attended AERA’s congressional briefing on its recently released report LGBTQ Issues in Education, on July 9.
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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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