AERA Highlights - April 2024
AERA Highlights - April 2024

April 2024


2024 Annual Meeting Draws More than 15,100 Attendees to Philadelphia
The 2024 Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia on April 11–14 convened more than 15,100 scholars, policy leaders, and practitioners for four days of cutting-edge research, intellectual exchange, scholarly connection, and professional development. Read more

2025 AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions to Open Week of May 13; Submissions Close July 26
The 2025 AERA Annual Meeting call for submissions will open the week of May 13. Submissions are due July 26. The Annual Meeting theme—“Research, Remedy, and Repair: Toward Just Education Renewal”—“calls us to consider how we can work across disciplinary, epistemological, and methodological orientations to forge deeper connections in our field that can speak to the challenges we face in education and in our imperfect multiracial democracy.”

AERA to Hold Virtual Event on Critical Approaches to Education Policy Research on May 23—Register Now
On May 23, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., AERA will hold a virtual public forum, “Critical Approaches to Education Policy Research—Improving Researchers’ Capacity to Address Injustice.” Read more

AERA Annual Meeting to Return to Five-Day Format and Offer New Submission Option in 2025
On February 2, AERA Council approved returning the AERA Annual Meeting back to a five-day format to help change the pace and climate of the meeting and expand opportunities for attendees. Read more

New Report Finds Significant Gender and Racial Inequities in the Educational Measurement Profession
Gender and racially based employment disparities, differences in perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and workplace discrimination remain significant issues in the field of educational measurement, according to a new report supported by the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and Women in Measurement. Read more

Nine AERA Members Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences​
Nine AERA members, including AERA Immediate Past President Tyrone C. Howard, have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more

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2024 Annual Meeting

AERA 2023–2024 President Tyrone Howard Examines How to Dismantle Racial Injustice in Education
To a packed ballroom, AERA 2023–2024 President Tyrone Howard gave his presidential address, “Examining Our Past to Imagine a Better Future: Recognition and Redress of Racial Injustice in Education,” on Saturday, April 13, at the 2024 Annual Meeting in PhiladelphiaRead more

Ladson-Billings and Delgado Bernal Give Major Annual Meeting Lectures Disrupting Assumptions and Sparking New Ideas
The 2024 AERA Distinguished Lecture and the 2024 Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture were given during the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia by two prominent scholars. Read more

AERA Award Winners Address Major Education Issues in High-Profile Lectures
The 2024 Annual Meeting featured five thought-provoking lectures given by 2023 AERA Award recipients. Read more

Annual Meeting Research and Science Policy Forum Features Conversations with Federal Agency Leaders and Discussion of Pressing Issues
The 2024 AERA Annual Meeting featured 13 invited sessions in the Research and Science Policy Forum that included conversations with leaders of federal education research agencies and discussion on emerging education research issues and priorities. Read more

AERA Holds Undergraduate Student Workshop at Annual Meeting
AERA’s Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop was held with 18 promising undergraduate students during the 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Read more

Youth Teams in Education Research Program Brings High School Students to Annual Meeting​
For a second consecutive year, competitively selected teams of high school students attended the AERA Annual Meeting to participate in the Youth Teams in Education Research ProgramRead more

Publications News

AERA Recognizes 2023 Outstanding Journal Reviewers
AERA recognized 60 scholars as 2023 outstanding reviewers for AERA’s suite of journals at the AERA 2024 Annual Meeting. Read more

AERA has recently released Inequality in Key Skills of City Youth: An International Comparison, an innovative book led by volume editors Stephen Lamb and Russell W. Rumberger. Visit our Online Store to purchase your copy now!

Research and Science Policy News

As Congress Begins Work on FY 2025 Appropriations, AERA Highlights Priorities for Funding for Education Research and Statistics
Following the release of President Biden’s FY 2025 budget request in March, Congress began working on appropriations in April. Read more

Voices from the Field

Denise-Marie Ordway Shares 10 Ways Researchers Can Help Journalists Avoid Errors When Reporting on Academic Studies
Denise-Marie Ordway has worked at The Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School since 2015, after working as an award-winning reporter for newspapers and radio stations in the U.S. and Central America, including the Orlando Sentinel and Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more

AERA Calls for Submissions

AERA-NSF Research and Dissertation Grants Program–Deadline: May 30

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: American Educational Research Journal 2025–2027—Deadline: May 1

Call for Editors: AERA Open 2025–2027

Call for Editors: Review of Research in Education 2026, 2028

Beyond AERA

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

Call for Submissions for the XVIII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, “Fostering Inclusive Ecologies of Knowledge: Education for Equitable and Sustainable Futures”—Deadline: May 15

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

AERA 2015-16 President Jeannie Oakes, 81, died on April 25. She was Presidential Professor Emeritus in Educational Equity at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Senior Fellow in Residence at the Learning Policy Institute. She was an AERA Fellow and a recipient of AERA’s Early Career, Palmer O. Johnson Memorial, Outstanding Book, and Social Justice in Education Research Awards. Watch her 2016 Presidential Address here. A full remembrance will be published in the June 2024 issue of Highlights.

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Report Uncovers Gender and Racial Inequities in Professional Educational Measurement Field
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, April 29

Many high school math teachers cobble together their own instructional materials from the internet and elsewhere, a survey finds
The Hechinger Report, April 29

Why Black Teachers Matter
NPQ, April 25

Make Math Instruction Better: 3 Tips on How From Researchers
Education Week, April 25

Lifetime college returns differ significantly by major, research finds
Higher Ed Dive, April 25

Universal school meal policies may help reduce childhood obesity
K-12 Dive, April 23

What is Intersectionality and How Is It Related to Critical Race Theory?
EdNews Virginia, April 22

Pride in the Halls
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 17

AI and Other Tech Can Power Better Testing. Can Teachers Use the New Tools?
Education Week, April 17

What Teachers Should Know About Integrating Formative Assessment With Instruction
Education Week, April 17

Racial and Gender Inequities Found in Field of Educational Measurement
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 16

This College Decision Season, Let’s Make ‘Undermatching’ a Thing of the Past
U.S. News & World Report, April 16

Scholarship fund established in honor of Philly's first Black female superintendent
The Philadelphia Tribune, April 15

How These Teachers Build Curriculum ‘Beyond Black History’
Education Week, April 15

Don’t Defund Major Research Associations For Addressing Racism And DEI
Forbes, April 14

Philly teachers and researchers are weighing the future of education — and how to get there equitably
WHYY, April 12

Research Course on African Americans in Education Convenes Ahead of AERA Conference
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 10

When schools experimented with $10,000 pay hikes for teachers in hard-to-staff areas, the results were surprising
The Hechinger Report, April 8

Which College Degree Can Earn Grads The Most Cash?
On the Money, April 3

Austin Community College OKs free tuition program for eligible 2024 high school graduates
Austin American-Statesman, April 2

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:  Lori Diane Hill, James Hughes, Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager