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AERA Speaks to "Texas Bathroom Bill"
Senate Bill 6—the Texas Privacy Act—was introduced in the Texas legislature on January 5, 2017. The proposed legislation, referred to as the “bathroom bill,” mirrors the ideas in North Carolina’s HB2 which was enacted in March 2016. The proposed Texas bill would require people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate, hence discriminating against transgender persons.

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New 'Common Rule' for Research
Inside Higher Ed, January 19, 2017

What are the top 10 education issues in Georgia for 2017?
Ledger-Enquirer, January 18, 2017

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AERA Centennial Lecture Series Premieres in Brooklyn and Seattle
December 2016

The AREA Centennial Lecture Series launched its first two lectures and open forums, with Patricia Gándara speaking in Brooklyn on November 30, and Bruce McCandliss speaking in Seattle on December 6.
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Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

In this study, the authors investigate how policies allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success.
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LGBTQ+
Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency.
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Study: Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry
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