<em>AERA15 Insider</em> – April 17, 2015
AERA15 Insider – April 17, 2015
 
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AERA15 Insider
April 17, 2015

Welcome to day two of the AERA Annual Meeting. Each morning, AERA15 Insider will provide tips on key sessions and events, as well as other Annual Meeting resources and highlights you won't want to miss. 

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In This Issue:

U.S. Representative Bobby Scott
AERA Welcoming Orientation

AERA Distinguished Lecture
The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture
Renowned Intellectuals and Leaders Articulate Opportunities and Challenges
The Current State of the National Center for Education Statistics
Perspectives on Replication in Education Research
Best Strategies for Connecting Education Research to Policy Makers and the Public

Advocacy for Federal Research
Support: Making the Case



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Today's Highlights
Invited Address: U.S. Representative Bobby Scott
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand EF
 
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) will provide an important perspective from Capitol Hill on key education issues. Scott, ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, will address the education agenda for the 114th Congress. 


AERA Welcoming Orientation for New Members and First-Time Attendees
7:00 to 8:00 a.m.  
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand AB

Graduate students, new members, and first-time meeting attendees are invited to an orientation session. This session offers an opportunity to learn more about AERA and the benefits of being a member, as well as helpful tips on navigating the Annual Meeting.


 
AERA Distinguished Lecture: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Bard College
College in Prison: A Cause in Need of Advocacy Research

10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF

Session hashtag: #AERALagemann
Session will also be live-streamed
 
The AERA Distinguished Lecture will be given by noted education historian Ellen Condliffe Lagemann—Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College and Distinguished Fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative.
 

The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: William F. Tate, AERA 2008 Past President, Washington University in St. Louis
Who Is My Neighbor? The Geography of Opportunity in Ferguson and Beyond

2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF

Session hashtag: #AERAWallace
Session will also be live-streamed

The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture will be given by William F. Tate—AERA 2008 Past President, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. 


From Classrooms to Outer Space via Public Policies: Renowned Intellectuals and Leaders Articulate Opportunities and Challenges
12:25 to 1:55 p.m. 
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed
 
Select demographic groups—racial minorities, women, and religious minorities—are consistently underrepresented in the STEM professions in both the U.S. and England. Chaired by Beverly Lindsay (University College London), presentersJames Gates (University of Maryland), Shirley Malcolm (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and Michael Jonathan Reiss (Institute of Education - London)will explore modes to increase representation and will present aspects of their work on education and science research and public policy.


The Current State of the National Center for Education Statistics
12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Toronto

Chaired by George W. Bohrnstedt (American Institutes for Research), speaker Peggy G. Carr (NCES) and discussants William H. Schmidt (Michigan State University) and Jane Hannaway (American Institutes for Research) will focus their discussion on the current state of the National Center for Education Statistics, addressing the center’s priorities, opportunities, and challenges.



Perspectives on Replication in Education Research
12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency AB

Chaired by Rebecca A. Maynard (University of Pennsylvania), participants—Matthew C. Makel (Duke University), Jonathan A. Plucker (University of Connecticut), Therese D. Pigott (Loyola University Chicago), and Greg Duncan (University of California, Irvine)—will address challenges facing replication in education research and discuss steps for increasing the number of replication studies, for the benefit of the field, practitioners, and policymakers.


Closing the Information Gap: Best Strategies for Connecting Education Research to Policy Makers and the Public
2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level, Columbus AB

Chaired by Camilla P. Benbow (Vanderbilt University), this session will bring together three sets of stakeholders—those who produce education research, those who use it, and those who know how to communicate about it—to discuss mutual challenges in raising the visibility of education research. Participants—Sara Goldrick-Rab (University of Wisconsin—Madison), Claudio Sanchez (National Public Radio), and Former Rep. Brian Baird (U.S. Congress)—will explore strategies that maximize the usefulness, application, and communication of education research.


Advocacy for Federal Research Support: Making the Case
4:05 to 5:35 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level, Toronto
 
As Congress faces budget caps and the threat of sequestration, the education research community must effectively advocate for federal funding for research. In this session chaired by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine, participants—Wendy Naus (COSSA), Angela Sharpe (COSSA), Juliane Baron (AERA), and Former Rep. Brian Baird (U.S. Congress)—will provide the perspective of policymakers on making funding decisions with limited resources, update the audience on the current discussions on Capitol Hill surrounding funding for research, and offer ideas and strategies for researchers to join the dialogue.
 
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