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

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March 2017

Education Research Policy and Funding News

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From the Desk of the Executive Director: AERA Speaks Out on Bathroom Rules for Transgender Students
In light of the recent passage of Senate Bill 6 (the “bathroom bill”) by the Texas Senate, sending it to the state House of Representatives for consideration, AERA reiterates its strong opposition to the legislation.
Amy Stuart Wells Voted AERA President-Elect
Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, has been voted president-elect of AERA.  
Key Members Elected to AERA Council 
Along with voting in Amy Stuart Wells as AERA president-elect, AERA members selected several new AERA Council representatives.
AERA Centennial Lecture Series Highlights Poverty and School Effectiveness in Detroit
On March 23, AERA held its fifth Centennial Lecture and Open Forum in Detroit, with Charles Payne of the University of Chicago as the featured lecturer.
Centennial Lecture Series to Focus on School Discipline – Boston, April 12 
On April 12, the sixth and final Lecture and Open Forum in the initial AERA Centennial Series will feature Russell Skiba (Indiana University), who will present on “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty.”
AERA Awards 11 Education Research Service Projects Grants
The awards program is designed to encourage education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to educational organizations, institutions, or other community groups that have identified and expressed a need for such assistance.


Education Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Delegation Advocates for Education Research on Capitol Hill 
A delegation of 10 AERA members met with key congressional offices on March 6 and 7 to advocate for federal support for education research.
Trump Budget Blueprint Calls for 13-Percent Cut to Education Department
The Donald Trump administration issued its preliminary proposal for the 2018 fiscal year budget on March 16.
Congressional Committees Hold Hearings on National Science Foundation, STEM Education 
Earlier this month, House and Senate committees held hearings on issues related to education research funding.

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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, Nathan Bell, Andrew Middleditch, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager