AERA Highlights - April 2023
AERA Highlights - April 2023

April 2023


Virtual Component of 2023 AERA Annual Meeting to Bring Together Scholars Worldwide May 45—Registration Remains Open!
The virtual component of the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting will be held May 4–5 for all conference registrants. AERA encourages scholars, policymakers, and practitioners who want to learn about the latest in education research and connect with others with shared interests to register. Read more

2023 Annual Meeting Draws More than 14,200 Attendees at Place-based Component in Chicago
The place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting held in Chicago on April 13–16 brought together more than 14,200 scholars, graduate students, policy leaders, and practitioners for four full-packed days of consideration of the latest cutting-edge research, thought-provoking intellectual exchange, invigorating scholarly connection, and high-quality professional development. Read more

2023 Award Winners Honored at Annual Meeting Ceremony​
At the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, AERA honored the winners of its 2023 awards at a well-attended ceremony on Saturday, April 15. Read more

AERA 2023 Class of Fellows Inducted at Ceremony at the AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago
Twenty-four new AERA fellows were inducted at the AERA Fellows Breakfast on Friday, April 14, at the place-based component of the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read more

AERA Recognizes 2022 Outstanding Journal Reviewers
At the AERA Publications Reception at the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, AERA celebrated its Publications Program and the excellent contributions of its editors, committee members, and especially the outstanding reviewers for the journals. Read more

AERA 2023 Virtual Research Learning Series Starts June 1—Registration Opens May 1
AERA has announced the 2023 Virtual Research Learning Series with five professional development and training courses that are designed to increase research knowledge and expand research capacity. Read more


Eight Education Researchers Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences​
Eight education researchers, including former AERA President Vivian L. Gadsden, have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more

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Special Announcement

Additional Training to Take Place on May 2 for Virtual Annual Meeting Platform
More than 11,000 2023 AERA Annual Meeting registrants have already used the online platform that serves as the virtual hub for the conference. AERA will be providing additional training on May 2 for those participating in and attending the virtual component of the Annual Meeting (May 4–5).

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Annual Meeting Notices

Use the Annual Meeting Online Platform and Mobile App to Join the Virtual Component of the Annual Meeting​
AERA welcomes the education research community, including those who attended the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago (April 13–16), to attend the virtual component of the meeting on May 4–5. Read more

Ombuds Access Ongoing through the Virtual Component of the Annual Meeting and Beyond ​
The AERA Ombuds is available to Annual Meeting participants from April 13 through June 2. Read more

The journals of the American Educational Research Association

In celebration of the AERA Annual Meeting, SAGE invites you to explore the AERA journals, other key journals in Education, Education Books, and more

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AERA Publications News

RER Editors Share Their Vision in New Editorial Statement
The 2022–2025 editors of Review of Educational Research—Mildred Boveda, Karly Sarita Ford, Erica Frankenberg, and Francesca López (all at Pennsylvania State University)—set forth a vision for their term in a new editorial statement, now available open-access online. Read more

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TeachingWorks Content Methods Laboratory Classes June 5–9, 2023: 10% Off for All AERA Members

Research and Policy News


AERA Provides Comments to Senate HELP Committee on ESRA Reauthorization
On April 19, AERA submitted comments to the leadership of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in response to a request for information on reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act. Read more

AERA Calls

2024 Annual Meeting Call for Volunteer ReviewersExtended Deadline: May 9

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024–2026

Beyond AERA

The National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release the 2022 NAEP U.S. history and civics results on May 3. Register for the livestream.

The Russell Sage Foundation has several upcoming funding opportunities that may be of interest to AERA members.

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Siang Chee "David" Chuah, 48, died on April 5. He was a senior director at the College Board, where he worked as a psychometrician.  He was a member of Division D—Measurement and Research Methodology. Read more

Kit Martin, 39, died on March 24. He was an assistant professor in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Martin was a member of Division C—Learning and Instruction, and served as secretary/treasurer for the Advanced Technologies for Learning SIG. Read more

Patricia J. Norman, 55, died on February 14. She was a professor and co-chair of the education department at St. Norbert College. Read more

Philip Wexler, 80, died on March 25. He was a professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Early Literacy Laws: Some Seem to Work Better Than Others
Education Week, April 27

Just Adding More Phonics Yields Only Short-Term Gains On Reading Tests
Forbes, April 26

An Urgent Solution Required: Too Many Guns are Killing Too Many of our Children.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 25

Chicago is about to shift how it measures school quality as ratings go away
Chalkbeat Chicago, April 24

AERA ’23: Study finds disparities in implementing Michigan reading retention law
K-12 Dive, April 19

Behind the Stats: 3 Former Teachers Talk About Why They Left
Education Week, April 18

From Euphoric Moments to Workplace Dysfunction, Teachers See Themselves in ‘Abbott Elementary’
Education Week, April 18

What School Leaders Can Do to Ease Teacher Stress
Education Week, April 17

AERA ’23: Short-burst 1:1 tutoring model shows promise
K-12 Dive, April 17

Here’s How to Give Feedback That Students Will Actually Use
Education Week, April 16

‘Poor for the Rest of Your Life’: Negative Messages Can Deter Prospective Teachers
Education Week, April 14

Michigan’s 3rd Grade Retention Law Held Back More Black and Low-Income Students
Education Week, April 14

How to Get Students to Take Advanced Courses Sooner: Strategies for Schools
Education Week, April 13

AERA Announces Winners of 2023 Excellence in Education Research Awards
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 11

6 tips for covering race-based affirmative action in college admissions
The Journalist's Resource, April 5

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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: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager