AERA Highlights April 2015

April 2015

AERA Publications News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


2015 Annual Meeting Draws Third Largest Attendance
Turnout for the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting, with 15,750 in attendance, was the third highest in the association’s history. 
Commemorating AERA’s Centennial: A Call for Knowledge and Findings
This call invites scholars to contribute to building a compendium of robust knowledge and findings related to education and learning.
Deadline: May 15

AERA Selects Teresa McCarty to Deliver 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research
Teresa L. McCarty, a professor of education and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and professor emerita at Arizona State University, has been selected to present the 2015 AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research.
AERA Awards 11 Education Research Service Projects Grants
Eleven projects were selected in February to receive awards through AERA’s Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative. 

AERA Publications News

AERA Publishes Two New Books
AERA has published two new books with groundbreaking scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research. Socializing Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue and Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning emerged from AERA Education Research Conferences.
AERA LGBTQ Report Released
LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda examines the current state of the knowledge on LGBTQ issues in education and addresses future research directions.
New Coeditors to Take Helm of All of AERJ
AERA is pleased to announce the new coeditor team for the newly integrated American Educational Research Journal
New EEPA Coeditors to Commence Term
After an extensive search new coeditors have been named for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Research Policy and Funding News

Census Bureau to Retain Question on Field of Undergraduate Degree in ACS
On April 28, the Federal Register published a notice from the Census Bureau stating that the agency will retain Person Question No. 12 – Undergraduate Field of Degree in the American Community Survey.
House Science Committee  Approves  America COMPETES Act, Undercutting Social and Behavioral Sciences
The House Science Committee passed the America COMPETES Act on April 22, despite opposition by the broad science community, including AERA. 
Congress Makes Headway on FY 2016 Budget and Appropriations
Congress is in the midst of developing a budget and determining funding levels for the 2016 fiscal year. The House and Senate Budget Committee chairs have advanced a compromise agreement.

AERA Calls 

Beyond AERA 

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
ContributorsJuliane Baron, Nathan Bell, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager