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What Research Shows on Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Community College Student Success
WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2010—As public concern heightens over current completion rates for students at America's community colleges, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has systematically examined 25 years of rigorous research in search of explanations of success and remedies for dropouts. 

Stanford University Scholar Kenji Hakuta to Address Education of Language Minority Students at AERA’s Brown Lecture in Education Research
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2010—Kenji Hakuta, a Stanford University scholar who strives to improve education opportunities for language minority students, will deliver the Seventh Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research here next month. Hosted by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), this lecture commemorates the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and features significant scholarship that advances equality and equity in education.

Editors Selected for AERA’s Handbook of Research on Teaching
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 9, 2010—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced plans to publish a new edition of its signature volume, Handbook of Research on Teaching, and named two ETS scholars—Drew H. Gitomer and Courtney A. Bell—as co-editors. AERA anticipates that this fifth edition will appear in 2014, providing analytic understanding of the state of knowledge and inform future directions of education research.

Impact of Information Technology on Workers’ Prosperity: Research Reveals Mixed Results
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010—Recent research results published in “The Economic Effect of Education in an Information Technology-Penetrating Economy: Evidence From Hong Kong” reflect the impact of education on economic well being in a technological society. The study, conducted by Chi Wai Chan, Open University of Hong Kong, appears in the June/July issue of Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Educational Researcher Devotes May Issue to “Report of the National Early Literacy Panel”
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2010—The May 2010 issue of Educational Researcher (ER) provides a significant scholarly review of Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP).  Educational Researcher is one of six journals published by the American Educational Research Association. In the special issue, NELP Panel members Timothy Shanahan and Christopher J. Lonigan provide a summary of the report followed by nine peer-reviewed commentaries written by  literacy scholars who examine the report and offer suggestions for where it illuminates issues and where it is lacking or ambiguous. The commentaries are followed by two responses, written by Shanahan, Lonigan, and Christopher Schatschneider.

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American Educational Research Association Presents Annual Awards
DENVER, Colorado, May 2, 2010—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has presented its highest award, the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award, to P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley for exemplary contributions to education research. This award is intended to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models of education research at its best.
2010 Awards Brochure 

AERA Will Not Site Meetings in Arizona Given New Immigration Law 
DENVER, Colorado, April 30, 2010--The governing Council of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) adopted the following resolution:

Whereas Arizona State Law S.B. 1070 is so broad in its reach and enforcement powers that it can have an adverse impact on the freedom to travel or assemble without encroachment.

Be it resolved that American Educational Research Association (AERA) has determined that it will no longer hold meetings or conferences in the state of Arizona until such time as this law is rescinded or AERA otherwise revisits the issue.

Stanford Scholar Selected to Present AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2010—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces the selection of Kenji Hakuta, a Stanford University scholar who strives to improve education opportunities for language minority students, to deliver the 7th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research this fall in Washington. This lecture commemorates the Brown v. Board of Education decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954 that took scientific research into account in issuing its landmark ruling.

AERA 2010 Public Service Award Recognizes
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2010—Beverly L. Hall, superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools, will receive the 2010 Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at the Association’s 91st Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This award recognizes exceptional contributions of elected or appointed public officials who have used education research and statistics in shaping policy, and who have provided sustained support for improving the quality of research and statistics.

Beyond the United States, International Scope of Education Research Highlighted at AERA
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2010—At the American Educational Research Association’s 91st Annual Meeting that starts next week in Denver, Colorado, several Presidential sessions will focus on international aspects of education research, specifically the persistent educational challenges across national borders.

91st Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Convenes
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2010
Education researchers will gather from across the country and around the world when the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts the 91st Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Attendance is anticipated to top 12,000 for the 2010 meeting, with scholars coming from disciplines across the social science spectrum to share research findings. The Annual Meeting takes place Friday, April 30, to Tuesday, May 4, at the Denver Convention Center and surrounding headquarters hotels.

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AERA Journal Examines Research Issues
Washington, April 12, 2010
Important new findings and new research directions are the hallmarks of the March issue of Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Educational Research Association. This issue is marked by a breadth of topics, data that debunk conventional wisdom, and articles likely to reframe future research.

Capitol Hill Briefing - New Strategies for Keeping Schools Safe: Evidence-based Approaches to Prevent Youth Violence
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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2010
Acts of mass violence are a serious concern in schools; however, they are quite rare.  Insufficient attention has been given to the much more pervasive forms of aggression that affect millions of students daily. Many of the popular policy solutions that have been introduced in response to concerns about the safety of children, such as zero tolerance and increased security measures, have been shown to be inadequate or even dysfunctional.  A new and more comprehensive policy perspective is needed, and there is abundant research evidence to point the way.

AERA Announces New Fellows
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2010
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces the selection of 67 scholars to be AERA Fellows in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

Arnetha F. Ball, Professor of Education at Stanford University and Visiting Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Duquesne University Voted President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2010
Arnetha F. Ball, a Stanford University education professor and language, literacy, teacher education, and urban studies expert, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her term as president starts at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect.

Briefing on Evidence-Based Approaches to School Safety - February 11, 2010 Cancelled due to inclement weather. New date to be announced.
The American Educational Research Association invites you to a Capitol Hill Briefing on New Strategies for Keeping Schools Safe:  Evidence-based Approaches to Prevent Youth Violence. The briefing is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.  The briefing will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430, located at Constitution Avenue and 1st Street NE; Washington, D.C. Please read more for a list of speakers and other details.

 
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