AERA Highlights April 2014

April 2014

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AERA News  
More Than 14,400 Attend Annual Meeting
Across divisions and SIGS, emerging scholars and veteran researchers all reported that Philadelphia was the place to be for an important exploration of “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.” 

James D. Anderson Selected to Deliver 2014 Brown Lecture
James D. Anderson has been selected by AERA to present the 2014 Brown Lecture in Education Research, October 23, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
AERA Makes Nine Grants Through ERSP Initiative
Nine projects were selected in February to receive awards through AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative, designed to encourage education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to groups that have expressed a need for such assistance.

AERA Showcases NSF-Funded Research at USA Science and Engineering Festival
AERA was among 700 exhibitors participating in the USA Science and Engineering Festival held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on April 26–27. 

AERA Member Named 2013 Presidential Early Career Scientist
AERA member Young-Suk Kim, an associate professor of reading and language arts in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University, was announced in December as a Presidential Early Career Scientist.

Research Policy and Funding
National Science Board Warns FIRST Act Would Undercut Science Innovation
In a rare public statement on pending legislation, the National Science Board criticized the proposed Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act, currently under consideration in the House of Representatives.

House Committee Advances IES Reauthorization Bill
The House Education and Workforce Committee advanced the proposed reauthorization bill for the Institute of Education Sciences, the Strengthening Education through Research Act, by a voice vote on April 8.

Friends of IES Launches Coalition Effort
Friends of IES, a new coalition of organizations focused on highlighting the important role of the Institute of Education Sciences in supporting education research, launched on March 13 with its first meeting. 

Key Staff Changes Announced at NIH, AAAS, and NEH
Changes in key leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Endowment for the Humanities were announced this month.

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AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
ContributorsMorgan Banea, Nathan Bell, Lauren Green, Alastair Hamilton, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager

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