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Research Organizations Announce Joint Commitment to Advancing Scholarly Study of Racism
AERA, the Society of Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Research in Child Development have announced that they are jointly committing to advancing scholarly inquiry related to racism and its impact on education- and youth development-related settings, processes, and outcomes, and promoting the use and dissemination of this research and its practical application to serve the public good.  Read more

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How education research aims to tackle racism
University Business, September 18, 2020

Report Examines Years of Performance-Based Funding Studies
Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2020

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2021 AERA Annual Meeting Moves to Virtual Only; Submissions Deadline: August 14
On July 30, Executive Director Felice J. Levine and AERA President Shaun Harper announced that the 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Orlando, FL, April 9 to 12, will shift to a completely virtual format, with extended programming. Annual meeting submissions are due by August 14, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PDT. Read more

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