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

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January 2017

Education Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls
Upcoming Events and Calls from AERA Partner Organizations

AERA in the News


AERA 2017 Election – Voting Opens January 31
On January 31, 2017, AERA will open the 2017 election with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Voting members will receive a personalized link by e-mail to access their ballot.
AERA Centennial Lecture Series Spotlights College Access and Success in Los Angeles
On January 11, AERA held its third Centennial Lecture and Discussion Forum in Los Angeles with Bridget Terry Long of Harvard University as the featured lecturer.
Centennial Lecture Series Continues February 22 in Oklahoma City with Focus on Early Child Care and Education
On February 22, the fourth AERA Centennial Lecture and Open Forum will feature Deborah Lowe Vandell (University of California, Irvine), who will present on “The Opportunities and Challenges of Early Child Care and Education.”
AERA Issues Statement on White House Executive Order on Visas and Immigration
AERA’s President and Executive Director write: “We are dismayed by the Trump administration’s unprecedented executive order that harshly restricts the travel of immigrant and nonimmigrant visitors to the United States.” Read more
AERA Speaks on Texas “Bathroom Bill”
AERA’s President and Executive Director write: “We have expressed our grave concerns about discriminatory practices that would deny equal access to transgender persons in our country.” Read more
AERA Offers Roster of Professional Development Courses at Annual Meeting
The AERA Professional Development and Training Program will be offering a robust program of courses for the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio.


Education Research Policy and Funding News

Neild Steps Down at IES, Brock Named New Interim Director 
Ruth Curran Neild left her position as the delegated director of the Institute of Education Sciences on January 13. Neild had served in this role since 2014, after the departure of John Easton.
HELP Committee Sends DeVos Nomination for Education Secretary to Full Senate
On January 31, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 12–11 along party lines to approve the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, to be considered by the full Senate.
Education Committees Take Shape for 115th Congress 
With the swearing in of the 115th Congress at the beginning of January, committees responsible for funding and authorizing agencies supporting education research have announced both new and familiar faces.

AERA Calls

Upcoming Events and Calls from AERA Partner Organizations

COSSA Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day  Washington, D.C., March 29–30
The COSSA conference brings together members of the social and behavioral science community and provides a platform to engage with leaders of federal agencies, congressional staff, and colleagues from across the science and higher education communities.

Call for Submissions for WERA Focal Meeting  Hong Kong, Nov. 30Dec. 2
Deadline: March 31
For more information about the WERA Focal Meeting and HKERA International Conference 2017, click here.

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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: Juliane Baron, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, George Wimberley, and Martha Yager