AERA Highlights


January 2024

January 2024


AERA News

AERA 2024 Election Underway—Vote by February 16
The AERA 2024 election opened on Thursday, January 18, with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Read more

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw to Deliver Opening Keynote Lecture at the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting
AERA has announced Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, a pioneering scholar and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law, will deliver the Opening Plenary Keynote Lecture at the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

Ladson-Billings to Deliver 2024 AERA Distinguished Lecture at Annual Meeting
Celebrated scholar Gloria Ladson-Billings will deliver the AERA Distinguished Lecture at the 2024 Annual Meeting, to be held April 11–14 in Philadelphia. Read more

AERA 2024 Annual Meeting Program Now Open
The online searchable program for the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting is now open. Read more

Site to Create Content for 2024 AERA Interactive Presentation Gallery Opens February 7
On February 7, the first-listed author of each paper to be presented at the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting—whether in a poster session, paper session, roundtable, symposium, structured poster session, or working group roundtable session—will receive an email invitation to create their presentation for display in the AERA i-Presentation Gallery. Read more

AERA Announces New Cohort of Deeper Learning Fellows
AERA has selected six new fellows for the AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning. Read more

​Compelling Lineup of Professional Development Courses Unveiled for Annual Meeting
The 2024 AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia will feature a program of 12 professional development and training courses covering topics in education research design; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods; meta-analysis; and other data analysis techniques. Read more


AERA invites applications for the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program. Applications are due by February 7, 2024. Read the Call for Applications for more information.

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AERA Publications

ER Editors Share Their Vision for Their Term
The editor-in-chief and coeditors of Educational Researcher—Nicholas A. Bowman, Olusola O. Adesope, Brian P. An, Royel M. Johnson, Angela Urick, and Anjalé D. Welton—have shared their vision for ER during their term (2024–2026) in an Editors’ Introduction, now available open access online. Read more

AERA Online Paper Repository Downloads Exceed 100,000
AERA has announced that downloads from AERA’s open access Online Paper Repository have now exceeded 100,000. Read more


Research and Science Policy News

AERA Provides Comments to NSF on Public Access Plan 2.0
On January 19, AERA submitted comments in response to the Request for Information from the National Science Foundation on the agency’s Public Access Plan 2.0. Read more

NBES Meeting Includes Conversation with Friends of IES, Discussion of Executive Director Appointment
The National Board for Education Sciences, the advisory board for the Institute of Education Sciences, held its most recent meeting on January 29. Read more
Longtime U.S. Statistician Katherine Wallman Dies
Katherine Wallman, former chief statistician of the United States, died on January 17 at the age of 80. Read more
AERA Fellow Okhee Lee Appointed to NSF Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering
AERA Fellow and former Council member Okhee Lee has been appointed to the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering for a three-year term. Read more

AERA Calls for Submissions

Congressional Fellowships—Deadline: February 7

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Deadline Extended: March 4
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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 Extended and Call for Proposals Updated: February 8


New on the AERA Website

ESSAY: Jennifer Delaney, editor of the AERA book Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education, examines how long it takes to restore state spending on higher education in a piece for The Academic Minute.


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.

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


In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Mark A. Albanese, 72, died on December 31. He was director emeritus of testing and research at the National Conference of Bar Examiners and emeritus professor of population health and educational psychology at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Read more

Roger E. Kirk, 93, died on December 30. He was an emeritus distinguished professor of psychology and statistics at Baylor University. Kirk was an AERA Fellow and a member of Division D–Measurement and Research Methodology. Read more

Tatiana Melguizo, 55, died on January 10. She was a professor at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Read more


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

New Study Suggests Elite Colleges Should Reinstate SAT/ACT
Best Colleges, January 30

5 Ways Schools Can Find Homeless Students That They Might Overlook
Education Week, January 29

Why Hiring Socially Mobile Talent Should Be the Number One Priority For Every Business
HR Review, January 22

Reading on Screens Worsens Comprehension for Younger Students. What Can Teachers Do?
Education Week, January 17

State Spending for Higher Education and Cuts
The Academic Minute, January 16
(Reprinted in Inside Higher Ed and NPR)

Reducing Free School Meal Stigma Helps Cut Student Suspensions, Study Finds
Forbes, January 15

Indelible Ink: The Lasting Benefits of Print Media for Reading Comprehension
National Endowment for the Arts Blog, January 11

Teachers who frequently refer students to the office: Who are they and how can we help them?
Thomas B. Fordham Institute “Flypaper” Blog, January 11

The loss of deep reading: How digital texts impact kids’ comprehension skills
Big Think, January 10

What Does ‘Evidence-Based’ Mean? A Study Finds Wide Variation.
Education Week, January 10

Opinion: The best way to teach a kid to read? Here’s an answer.
Tampa Bay Times, January 4

Broward school leaders are weighing a 4-day school week. What about Palm Beach County?
The Palm Beach Post, January 4

Conflict Over Community College Baccalaureate Degrees Lands in Idaho
Inside Higher Ed, January 4

Phones in classrooms aren't our only concerns
Toronto Star, January 4

STEM learning outcomes get a boost from diverse classrooms
eCampus News, January 3

National conference will examine Philadelphia education landscape
The Philadelphia Tribune, January 2

Diverse Classrooms in College STEM Courses Improve Learning Outcomes for All Students
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, January 1

Community schools work to boost student performance by meeting their non-academic needs
NewsCenter 1, January 1

For improved reading comprehension, print trumps screens
Free Malaysia Today, December 27

Learning via computer or phone is 6-8 times less effective than paper books
Lao Dong, December 27

Reading on digital devices doesn’t help kids’ reading comprehension, study finds
Yahoo!, December 23

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.

Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Nathan Bell, Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager