AERA Highlights - April 2016

April 2016

AERA Publication News

Research Advocacy News
AERA Calls
New on the AERA Website

AERA in the News


2016 Annual Meeting Returns to DC with Big Success 
Returning to Washington, D.C. after almost 30 years, the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting brought the second-largest turnout ever (16,182) and a unique opportunity to connect research to policy and public issues.  
Annual Meeting Commemorates 100 Years of AERA
The 2016 Annual Meeting featured major events to mark AERA’s Centennial, including a special Opening Plenary Session and Gala, a Knowledge Forum series featuring Ed-Talks, and the release of the first AERA Centennial publication.
AERA Holds Higher Education Leadership Conference
AERA held a Higher Education Leadership Conference on Advancing Public Scholarship in Education on April 7 with about 90 attendees.
Marta Tienda Selected to Deliver 2016 Brown Lecture
Marta Tienda, a professor of sociology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, has been selected by AERA to present the 2016 Brown Lecture in Education Research.
AERA Expands Gender Category Options for Members
Beginning in 2017, AERA members will have the option to select from an expanded list of gender categories when renewing their membership or joining the Association.

AERA Publication News

P. Karen Murphy Appointed Editor of RER
P. Karen Murphy, Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed editor of Review of Educational Research (RER) for the 2017–2019 volume years. She will begin to receive manuscripts on July 1 and will become editor of record in January 2017.
New AERA Books Available for Online Ordering
AERA has published two books with groundbreaking scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research that are now available for online ordering.

Research Advocacy News

AERA Holds Advocacy Day 
On the first day of the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., AERA held an Advocacy Day with more than 50 AERA members visiting 100 congressional offices.
AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition 
AERA spotlighted innovative research that aims to improve student STEM outcomes and encourage interest in STEM among middle school students at the 22nd Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (NSF) Hill Exhibition on April 26.
Capitol Hill Event Debunks "Wasteful" Research
On April 13, AERA co-sponsored a poster exhibition organized by the Coalition to Promote Research and the Coalition for National Science Funding titled “Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract.

AERA Calls

New on the AERA Website

Multimedia and open-access content of interest to education researchers 

Videos - Meet the 2016 AERA Fellows

Video - AERA Celebrating 100 Years

Videos of Education Research Leaders Discussing the Future of Education and Research -

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
Contributors: Juliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager