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Selectivity and the College Experience
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Toward the Education Nation? Revisiting the Impact of Financial Aid, College Experience, and Institutional Context on Baccalaureate Degree Attainment for Low Income Students
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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Experiences Among Middle School Youth
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The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree
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Key Members Elected to AERA Council 
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AERA Speaks Out Against Unprecedented Cuts to NSF Social Science Funding 
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Review of Research in Education Examines Education Language Policies 
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AERA Selects James D. Anderson to Deliver 2014 Brown Lecture
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AERA Announces 2014 Award Winners in Education Research
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AERA Appoints Inaugural Editors for AERA Open
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True for Your School? How Changing Reputations Alter Demand for Selective U.S. Colleges 
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The March issue of Educational Researcher includes two feature articles, as well as three reviews/essays. 
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2014 Annual Meeting
April 3-7, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
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AERA Launches Trending Research Topics Webpage
The AERA Trending Research Topics page highlights published research from AERA peer-reviewed journals on major education topics currently making headlines. Articles are provided here at no cost to help inform and enhance public discussion, media coverage, and policy development. 
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NRC Panel Issues Recommendations on Common Rule
A National Research Council panel released a report this month urging that federal regulations that protect human research subjects clarify the review process for social and behavioral science research. AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine served on the panel.
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Fisher v. University of Texas
AERA Executive Director Comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s Post-Fisher Guidance
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Fisher Resources
AERA's amicus brief, links to relevant research, and additional press materials are available on AERA's Fisher resource page.

AERA Out Front on Bullying Prevention
AERA continues to keep out front on raising awareness and understanding of the issue and the recommendations issued in the report by AERA’s Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying. 
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Non-Tenure-Track Faculty in U.S. Universities: 
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Rethinking Faculty Evaluation: 
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Education Research Headlines
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U.S. 4th Graders Get More Help With Less Homework, Study Finds
Education Week, April 22, 2014
U.S. 4th grade teachers assign less math homework than their colleagues in other nations but their students get more help with it.

Kids Don't Learn Better Just Because They're Young, 'Little Sponges': What Really Works
RealClearEducation.com, April 22, 2014
A new study shows that kids don’t learn important information that’s right in front of them, unless an adult is actively teaching them. 

You can’t take it with you; more than 40 percent of community college transfer students unable to transfer their credits to a four-year school
The Hechinger Report (Education by the Numbers), April 21, 2014
Community colleges enroll about 40 percent of American undergraduates. But many question how rigorous the education is and doubt whether these two-year schools are properly preparing students for four-year degrees or good careers. 

Paying for College: Experts Gather in Search of New Models
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 15, 2014
The Lumina Foundation has made college attainment its primary focus. One major impediment to its "big goal" of increasing "the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees, certificates, or other credentials to 60 percent by 2025" is the cost of college. 
 
 
   
     
   
 
 
 
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