<em>AERA Highlights</em> - January 2018

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January 2018

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA 2018 Election – Voting Opens February 12
On February 12, AERA will open the 2018 election with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Voting members will receive a personalized link by e-mail to access their ballot. All voting members are urged to exercise their right to vote.
William Trent, Linda Tuhiwai Smith Announced as Annual Meeting Speakers
AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball has announced prominent scholars William Trent and Linda Tuhiwai Smith as major speakers at the 2018 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held on April 13–17 in New York City.
AERA Member Wins Grawemeyer Award
AERA member Sara Goldrick-Rab (Temple University) has been selected as the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education recipient by the University of Louisville.
AERA Annual Meeting to Feature Skill-Building Professional Development Training Courses
The AERA Professional Development and Training Program is excited to offer more than 30 courses designed to enhance research skills and increase capacity during the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York City.
AERA Partners on Count on Stats Campaign Promoting the Value of Data and Evidence
Count on Stats, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the importance, reliability, and trustworthiness of the federal statistical system among the public, key stakeholders, and influencers of the system, was formally launched on January 30.
AERA Speaks Out on IES Director Confirmation, 2020 Census, and Budget Caps
AERA has urged the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to quickly confirm Mark Schneider to be the next director of the Institute of Education Sciences.

Research Policy and Funding News

House Committee Holds Hearing on Evidence-Based Policymaking and Privacy for Students
On January 30, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on "Protecting Privacy, Promoting Policy: Evidence-Based Policymaking and the Future of Education." 
Woodworth Appointed as NCES Commissioner
President Donald Trump announced the appointment of James Lynn Woodworth to serve as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on January 4. He will be serving as the first permanent NCES commissioner since 2014. 
Revised Common Rule Implementation Delayed Until July 19
The federal agencies that are subject to the requirements of the Common Rule announced in the Federal Register on January 22 that the implementation of the updated regulations would be delayed until July 19.
Chief Statistician Issues Request for Information on Combining Data for Statistical and Research Purposes
Chief Statistician of the United States Nancy Potok and the Office of Management and Budget’s Statistical and Science Policy Branch are working to establish priorities and coordinate research efforts across the federal statistical system.
National Science Board Releases 2018 Science and Engineering Indicators
On January 18 the National Science Board, the presidentially appointed advisory body to the National Science Foundation, released the 2018 edition of its Science and Engineering Indicators.
IES Principal Investigators Gather for Annual Conference
On January 9–10, the Institute of Education Sciences hosted its annual Principal Investigators Meeting for grants funded by the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research.
FY 2018 Funding Extended to February 8 After Three-Day Shutdown
Final funding numbers for the 2018 fiscal year are still up in the air, as Congress passed a three-week continuing resolution (CR) following the expiration of the previous CR on January 19 and a three-day government shutdown.


AERA Q&A—NICHD’s Brett Miller Discusses How NICHD Supports Education Research
Brett Miller is a program director at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), where he oversees literacy and related learning disabilities. Before joining NICHD, Miller was an associate research scientist at the Institute of Education Sciences.

AERA Calls


AERA Publications Calls


AERA Open "Special Topic" Calls for Papers:



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 2017: Education Unbordered: Immigrant, Refugee, Detained, and Undocumented Children and Families

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, David Presgraves, Anna Rappoport, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager