AERA Highlights
AERA Highlights
November 2023

November 2023


Registration for 2024 AERA Annual Meeting to Open Mid-December
Registration for the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting will open the week of December 18. Read more

AERA Will Offer 2024 Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund—Applications Due January 3
AERA will continue to offer the Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund that was launched in 2023. Read more

AERA-NSF Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference
On November 17–18, the AERA-NSF Grants Program held its annual Fall Research Conference at the AERA Convening Center in Washington, D.C. Read more

AERA Announces Recipients of Dissertation and Research Grant Awards
AERA has announced six recipients of its Dissertation and Research Grant Awards. Read more

AERA will continue the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtables initiative at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  The deadline for submission is December 15. To learn more, read the Call for Submissions.

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AERA Publications News

EEPA Editors Share Their Vision for Their Term
The coeditors of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis—Geoffrey D. Borman, A. Brooks Bowden, Deven Carlson, Amanda Datnow, and Sylvia Hurtado—have communicated a vision for their term (2023–2025) in an Editors’ Introduction, now available open access online. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

House Considers Appropriations Bills of Importance to Education Researchers; Amendment to Defund IES Defeated
Throughout November, the full House of Representatives considered two FY 2024 appropriations bills of importance to education researchers: H.R. 5894, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education legislation; and H.R. 5893, the Commerce, Justice, Science legislation. Read more

AERA Offers Strong Support for Proposed Test of 2024 ACS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Measures
On November 20, AERA co-signed a letter with 186 other national, state, and local organizations to offer strong support for a proposal issued by the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct a test of sexual orientation, gender identity, and variations in sex characteristics measures on the American Community Survey. Read more

AERA Provides Comments on IES RFI on Proposed “From Seedlings to Scale” Program
On November 13, AERA submitted comments in response to a request for information from the Institute of Education Sciences on a proposed program, From Seedlings to Scale. Read more
AERA Submits Comments on the STEMM Opportunity Alliance Draft National Strategy for STEMM Equity and Excellence
On November 6, AERA provided comments to inform the development of the STEMM Opportunity Alliance draft of STEMM Equity and Excellence 2050: A National Strategy for Progress and ProsperityRead more

The 2023 Virtual Research Learning Series courses are now available in the Virtual Research Learning Center.


Jamaal Abdul-Alim Shares How Researchers Can Get Published in The Conversation
Jamaal S. Abdul-Alim is education editor at the U.S. edition of The Conversation, an international news website that publishes articles on timely topics written by academic experts for a general audience. Read more

New AERA Calls for Submissions

Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund—Deadline: January 3

Ongoing AERA Calls for Submissions

Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtables—Deadline: December 15

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Deadline: January 31
 • Watch the November 1 Informational Webinar

Congressional Fellowships—Deadline: February 7

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: American Educational Research Journal 2025–2027

Call for Editors: Review of Research in Education 2026, 2028

Review of Research in Education Volume 49 (2025) Call for Proposals: Equitable Educational Systems that Cultivate ThrivingDeadline: February 1

New AERA Videos

2023 Brown Lecture in Education Research

2023 Presidential Address

Beyond AERA

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

Letters of inquiry for the William T. Grant Foundation’s research grants on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence are due January 10.

Nominations for the Yidan Foundation Prizes for Education Research and Education Development are open until March 31, 2024.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, 64, died on November 15. He was an emeritus professor of learning and instruction at Maastricht University. Van Merriënboer was an AERA Fellow and a member of Division CLearning and Instruction. Read more

Lee A. Wicklund, 84, died on June 23. He taught or held administrative positions at the elementary through doctoral levels, including at the University of WisconsinSuperior. He also served as an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon and University of Washington. Wicklund was a member of Division AAdministration, Organization, and Leadership. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Does age determine a child’s school readiness?
Education Matters, November 26

Students In For-Profit Online Programs Less Likely To Complete College Finds New Study
Forbes, November 19

As high school exit exams disappear across the US, are American grads ready for college?
USA Today, November 15

1 in 4 Colorado 11th-graders skipped their state’s standardized test − geography and income help explain why
The Conversation, November 14

Oregon Latest State to Scale Back High School Graduation Tests. Others May Follow.
The Wall Street Journal, November 10

To UConn, students bleed green 
The Daily Campus, November 10

A golden retriever helps students in WilCo learn how to manage
Inferse, November 2

Texas tried to fix its teacher shortage by lowering requirements − the result was more new teachers, but at lower salaries
The Conversation, November 2

Civics tests don’t improve voter turnout, according to study 
WISHTV.COM, November 1

More AERA in the News

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

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Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
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