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AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker Discusses the 2020 Annual Meeting Theme

Watch as AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker discusses the 2020 Annual Meeting Theme, "The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate." The 2020 Annual Meeting will take place April 17-21 in San Francisco, California.

Text-based “Nudges” to High School Seniors from School Counselors Boost Financial Aid Filing, College Enrollment

High school seniors who receive texted reminders—or “nudges”—from their school counselors are more likely to complete the college financial aid application process and to enroll in college directly after graduating, according to a new study in Educational Evaluation and Policy AnalysisRead the press release

Aligning English Language Proficiency Standards With Content Standards

A new article published in Educational Researcher highlights challenges and opportunities in aligning English language proficiency standards with content standards, as mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act. Click here to read the full article. Click here to watch author Okhee Lee discuss her article.  

AERA Comment on the Saugus High School Shooting

AERA extends its sympathy to the family, friends, and community of Saugus High School and Santa Clarita affected by the tragic shooting. It is far too frequent that AERA needs to issue statements and urge essential research and evidence-based policies and programs to prevent gun violence and improve school climates. To view AERA resources related to school safety, please click here

Are Achievement Gaps Related to Discipline Gaps? Evidence from National Data

An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts a jump in the other, according to a new study published in AERA Open. Click here to read the press release. Click here to watch the authors discuss the findings.

School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published in AERA Open. Click here to read the press release. Click here to watch the authors discuss the findings.

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