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Study Finds Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education
A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be identified as having disabilities and, as a result, are disproportionately underrepresented in special education. 

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AERA in the News

Can Sorting Teach Students to Make Better Connections Among Subjects?
Education Week, June 18, 2015

French fries with your home?
Boston Globe, June 14, 2015

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AERA Highlights

AERA to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education
June 2015

On July 9, AERA will host a live streamed Capitol Hill briefing on LGBTQ issues in education, including bullying and K-12 students, student achievement and educational attainment, the challenges conducting research, and recommendations for further research.
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Recent Research

The Potential for School-Based Interventions That Target Executive Function to Improve Academic Achievement: A Review
Review of Educational Research
March 2015

Despite growing enthusiasm about the potential of school-based executive function interventions to significantly increase student achievement, a federally funded meta-analysis finds no conclusive evidence that developing students’ executive function skills leads to better academic performance
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Value Added Models
Over the past decade, the use of value‐added models (VAM) in teacher and administrator evaluation has grown nationally, while becoming one of education’s most controversial issues. 
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Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes

Angela L. Duckworth (University of Pennsylvania)
David Scott Yeager (University of Texas at Austin)

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