<em>AERA Highlights</em> - August 2017

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August 2017

Education Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


From the Desks of the President and Executive Director: Providing Our Support for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey has created enormous personal and professional distress to the people of Texas and the Gulf Coast. The suffering of individuals and communities in the region is horrible and the loss of lives and property is tragic. AERA supports our colleagues, students, and all others affected by this disaster.
NSF Provides Major Award for AERA Grants Program
Earlier this month, AERA received a five-year $4.3 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the work of the AERA Grants Program to advance knowledge and capacity building related to STEM using large-scale national and international data resources.
Americas Initiative Continues with AERA-WERA Participation in Chile
The Americas initiative in education research, launched in September 2016, took another step forward with meetings convened in Santiago, Chile, on August 8–11.
AERA Issues Statement on the Hateful Acts in Charlottesville
On August 18, AERA Present Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Executive Director Felice J. Levine released a statement condemning racism in all its forms and joining others throughout the nation in the fight to eradicate hate, injustice, and racial violence. Read the statement
AERA to Co-sponsor ASA Symposium on Statistical Inference
AERA, along with the American Psychological Association, is co-sponsoring the 2017 American Statistical Association Symposium on Statistical Inference, October 11-13, in Bethesda, Md.

Inaugural AERA Congressional Fellow Reflects on Year on Capitol Hill
Read about Jenna Sablan's time on Capitol Hill as the 2016-17 AERA/AAAS Congressional Fellow.
COSSA’s “Why Social Science Matters” Blog Features Post by AERA Government Relations Director
This month, the Consortium of Social Science Associations’ “Why Social Science Matters” blog featured a post by AERA Government Relations Director Juliane Baron on the importance of education research. Read the post

Education Research Policy and Funding News


COPAFS Names New Executive Director
The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics, which advocates for the development and dissemination of high-quality federal statistics, recently named former U.S. Census Bureau director John H. Thompson as executive director, effective July 24.
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Examines the “Right to Science”
The Science and Human Rights Coalition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held its summer meeting in July in Washington, D.C.

National Science Board Holds Summer Quarterly Meeting
The National Science Board, which sets priorities in consultation with the National Science Foundation, held its summer meeting on August 15-16.
Q&A: NSF’s Julio López-Ferrao Discusses Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scholars
Julio E. López-Ferrao joined the former National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Educational System Reform as a program director in 1996 and has served in a range of roles throughout his time at NSF.

AERA Calls

Beyond AERA


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News

Video of the Month: 
AERA Centennial Lecture - The Opportunities and Challenges of Early Child Care and Education

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: Juliane Baron, Jonathan Fera, McKinley Gillespie, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, David Presgraves, Anna Rappoport, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager