2007 News Releases

Margaret Beale Spencer to Deliver the Fourth Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research
October 18, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. 
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2007
Noted developmental psychologist, education researcher, and national expert on at-risk youth, Margaret Beale Spencer delivers the Fourth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research in Washington, D.C. on October 18. This lecture was inaugurated by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education. The Lecture points to the crucial role of research in the advancement of equality and equity in education.

New Research on Achievement: Test Scores Slow Under No Child Left Behind Reforms, Gauged by States and the Federal Assessment 
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2007
As Congress reviews federal efforts to boost student performance, new research published inEducational Researcher (ER) reports that progress in raising test scores was stronger before No Child Left Behind was approved in 2002, compared with the four years following enactment of the law.

AERA Scholar Examines Historical Record Behind a “Color-Blind” Constitution 
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2007
James D. Anderson, noted historian of education, examines issues of equality and diversity in the context of the Fourteenth Amendment and in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting race-conscious school assignment. His article, Race-Conscious Educational Policies Versus a “Color-Blind Constitution”: A Historical Perspective, appears in the current issue of Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

AERA Report Provides Guidance for Establishing Causality through Both Experimental and Observational Designs 
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2007
The American Education Research Association (AERA) has released its latest publication directed to advancing education research and scholarship of the highest quality in this field. Its publication comes as education research faces new challenges and opportunities due to legislation calling for scientifically based research and as new research methods and datasets emerge. View Estimating Causal Effects in the bookstore 

Awards Go to 16: AERA Honors Scholars for Contributions to Education Research 
CHICAGO, April 11, 2007
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has presented Milbrey W. McLaughlin of Stanford University its Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award for her contributions to research on school and instructional reform, the role of community organizations in supporting youth development, and the complexities of teachers' work.

At AERA Annual Meeting: Education Researchers Present Distinguished Public Service Award to Founder of Washington-based Education Policy Center 
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2007
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) presented the 2007 AERA Distinguished Public Service Award to Jack Jennings, President and CEO of the Center on Education Policy (CEP), a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. He was honored today during AERA's Annual Meeting.

AERA Honors Gary Orfield with the 2007 Social Justice in Education Award 
CHICAGO, April 9, 2007
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) honors Gary Orfield with the Social Justice in Education Award for his dedication in pursuit of equal opportunity for success in American society. The award will be presented on Monday, April 9, in Chicago, Illinois, at AERA's 88th Annual Meeting, where approximately 15,000 education researchers from the United States and 63 other countries will convene through Friday, April 13.

14,000 Scholars Expected AERA Meeting Brings Education Researchers to Chicago 
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2007
More than 14,000 education researchers will gather in Chicago from April 9th to 13th when the American Educational Research Association (AERA) convenes the Association's 88th Annual Meeting. Representing the United States and 54 other nations, scholars will examine education issues through a wide-angle lens.

Lorraine M. McDonnell, Education Policy Expert, Voted President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association 
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2007
Lorraine M. McDonnell, an education policy expert who teaches political science at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB), has been elected president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the national education research society with approximately 25,000 members. Her term as president starts after the conclusion of the 2008 Annual Meeting in New York City.

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