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Media Advisory: Leading Researcher Bruce McCandliss to Address Brain Science and Educational Success at Seattle Event on December 6
Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a renowned scholar on developmental cognitive neuroscience, will deliver a lecture titled “Early Education and the Brain: Making Novel Connections” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.

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Study: Poor kids do better in happy schools
Democrat & Chronicle, November 1, 2016

Don't Walk That Line! Why Schools Need to Create and Measure Positive Climates
Washington Monthly, November 1, 2016

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AERA Highlights

Education Department Releases Guidance on Using Evidence in Education Decisions
October 2016

As states and school districts implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Department of Education has issued non-regulatory guidance on various provisions of the law. In September, the department released Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments to assist local stakeholders in decision-making on evidence-based interventions.
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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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Trending Research Topic File

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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2016 AERA Annual Meeting in the News

View media coverage from the 2016 Annual Meeting here.

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