AERA Highlights March 2014

March 2014

Research Policy and Funding
New NCES Reports
AERA Deadlines
AERA in the News


AERA Announces 2014 Award Winners in Education Research
AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at an awards ceremony on April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Jeannie Oakes Voted AERA President-Elect
Jeannie Oakes, director of the Ford Foundation’s programs in Educational Equity and Scholarship, has been voted AERA president-elect.  She will serve as president during AERA’s centennial year, following one year of service as president-elect.

Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Along with voting in Jeannie Oakes as AERA president-elect, AERA members selected several new AERA Council representatives.

AERA Speaks Out Against Unprecedented Cuts to NSF Social Science Funding
The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology approved a bill that would slash the National Science Foundation’s budget for the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Directorate by 22% for the 2015 fiscal year. 

New Review of Research in Education Examines Education Language Policies
The 2014 volume of Review of Research in Education, released by AERA this month, explores the role of educational language policies in promoting education as a human right. 

Research Policy and Funding

Cordóva and Cook Join NSF at Challenging Time
The National Science Foundation welcomes two new leaders—France Cordóva as NSF director and Fay Lomax Cook as assistant director for NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences. 

Obama Budget Proposal Boosts Investment Over 2014 for Federal Education Research and Data
President Barack Obama released his administration’s recommendations for the FY 2015 budget on March 4. Funding for research overall would increase only by a small amount.

Education Department Releases Guidance on Data Privacy
The U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center published guidance on February 25 to assist schools, districts, and third-party online educational service vendors in complying with provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 

New NCES Reports


AERA Deadlines


AERA in the News

More AERA in the News

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
Contributors: Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Phat Nguyen, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager

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