<i>AERA Highlights</i>

April 2013


AERA Announces 2013 Award Winners in Education Research
AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at an awards ceremony luncheon on April 29 at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Read more

AERA Virtual Research Learning Center to Offer Live Webcasts During Annual Meeting
See and hear courses, participate in course discussions, and interact with the instructors and other participants as part of the Virtual Research Learning Center live webcast series during the Annual Meeting. Read more

AERA and Education Writers Association to Hold Journalists' Seminar
Twenty-five education journalists from 23 national and regional media outlets have been selected by AERA and the Education Writers Association (EWA) to participate in a week-long data journalism fellowship program. Read more

AERA Awards New Education Research Conference Grants
Seven proposals have been selected to receive funding under the auspices of AERA’s Research Conferences Program. The program awards grants of up to $35,000 for conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. Read more

News Worthy of Note

NSF Political Science Funding Restrictions Set Dangerous Precedent
Political science funding decisions at the National Science Foundation will no longer be determined by independent review—setting a dangerous precedent for all social and behavioral science and all of science. Read more

NRC Holds Workshop on Common Rule, Webcast Available Online

In March the National Research Council held a two-day public workshop, “Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule in Relation to the Behavioral and Social Sciences.” A summary report is expected later this spring. Read more

President’s Budget Proposal Increases Education Research Funding
The proposed federal budget for the 2014 fiscal year, released on April 10, would increase investments in social science and education research. Read more

Final Next Generation Science Standards Released
The final Next Generation Science Standards, a new set of voluntary and internationally benchmarked standards for K–12 science, have been released. Read more

Comment and Webinar Opportunities

NRC to Host Open Access Public Comment Meetings
The National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education is holding two public comment meetings on increasing access to the results of federally funded scientific research.  The meetings are free and open to the public. Read more

AAAS Wants to Know: How Do You View Your Responsibilities?
The Ethics and Human Rights Working Group of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition and the AAAS Program on Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law invite AERA members to have their say. Read more

NAGB to Hold Webinar on Economics Report Card
The National Assessment Governing Board will host The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012, Grade 12, a webinar to release the latest report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Read more

Media Matters

New York Times Letter to the Editor Cites AERA Amicus Brief
In a recent letter to the editor published in the New York Times, William Kidder, assistant provost at the University of California, Riverside, cited AERA’s amicus brief in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case to dispel the “mismatch theory.” Read more

Hechinger Report Launches Data Blog
The Hechinger Report has unveiled a new “Education by the Numbers” blog, aimed at journalists and researchers, that will “seek to answer the question of when (and whether) data can improve education.” Read more

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Nathan Bell, Ashley Lusk, Phat Nguyen, Gerald E. Sroufe, Christy Talbot, George L. Wimberly, Martha Yager