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Joint Statement by AERA and ASHE on the Shooting at Umpqua Community College
The American Educational Research Association and the Association for the Study of Higher Education issue a joint statement on the shooting at Umpqua Community College.

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AERA in the News

Schools Help Widen Academic Gaps, Studies Find
Education Week, October 6, 2015

That Didn't Quite Go As Planned: Looking Back at a Huge Gates Ed Grant in Tampa
Inside Philanthropy, October 6, 2015


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AERA Highlights

Teresa McCarty to Give 2015 Brown Lecture—Register Now to Attend or Watch Live Online
September 2015

Teresa L. McCarty, a professor at the University of California–Los Angeles and world-renowned scholar on Indigenous issues in education, will deliver AERA's 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22.
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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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