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

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Submissions Period for 2018 Annual Meeting Opens June 1
The theme of the 2018 Annual Meeting—“The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education”—is a call to “confront the struggles for public education, considering the times in which we are living, the historical arcs that shape our present(s), and the roles we can play in the fight for justice.” The Call for Submissions will be released June 1; deadline for submissions: July 24.
2017 Annual Meeting Addresses Issues of Equal Educational Opportunity
Held for the first time in San Antonio—and the U.S. Southwest—the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting brought together more than 13,600 scholars, policy leaders, and practitioners for five days of research discussion, exchange, and professional development.
AERA Selects Alfredo Artiles to Deliver 2017 Brown Lecture in Education Research 
Alfredo J. Artiles, Dean of Graduate Education and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University, has been selected to present the 2017 Brown Lecture in Education Research. 
New Members Elected to AERA SIG Executive Committee 
Margaret J. Maaka (University of Hawaii-Manoa) and Shelley Zion (Rowan University) have been elected to the AERA Special Interest Group Executive Committee.

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National Science Board Holds Spring Meeting and Honors AERA Member
AERA member Arthur Eisenkraft, Distinguished Professor of Science Education and Director of the Center of Science and Mathematics in Context at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, received the 2017 Public Service Award from the National Science Board earlier this month.
AERA Weighs in on Wide Range of Federal Science Policy Issues
AERA, along with other scientific societies, has been actively engaged in recent months conferring with members of Congress about the importance of investing in science, encouraging the administration to appoint people to critical leadership positions within the federal government, and weighing in on federal agency policies and regulations.
AERA Showcases Innovative STEM Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA member Tina Grotzer, Principal Research Scientist in Education and faculty member at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, participated in the 23rd Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Hill Exhibition on May 16. The yearly event is a major showcase of research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation.
As One Budget Year Is Finalized, the Process for the Next One Begins
On May 1, Congress announced a bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September 30, the remainder of fiscal year 2017. The omnibus bill includes 11 individual appropriations bills and was signed by the President on May 5.
Congress Discusses the Bipartisan and Bicameral College Transparency Act of 2017
This month, bipartisan authors in both chambers introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017 to create a secure, privacy-protected postsecondary data system at the National Center for Education Statistics.

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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, McKinley Gillespie, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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