<i>AERA Highlights</i>

April 2012

News About AERA

2012 Annual Meeting a Major Success
Quality research, international presence, and a cosmopolitan venue catalyzed a highly successful 2012 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

Tierney Assumes AERA Presidency
Task Forces Initiate Their Work

William G. Tierney, University of Southern California (USC) professor of higher education and director of the USC Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, initiated his term as AERA president at the close of the 2012 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

AERA to File Amicus Brief
AERA will file an amicus curiae brief in Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, a key Supreme Court case with major implications for race-conscious admissions policies in higher education. Read more

AERA Testifies on FY2013 NSF Budget
On March 22, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Read more

Education Research Service Projects
A New AERA Initiative

AERA has launched the Education Research Service Projects (ERSP), a new initiative to encourage education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to educational organizations, institutions, or other community groups in areas where research can make a difference. Read more

New ER Editors to Take Helm
Carolyn D. Herrington, Florida State University, and Vivian L. Gadsden, the University of Pennsylvania, have been appointed as coeditors of Educational Researcher (ER) for the 2013–2015 volume years. Read more

Research Funding Opportunities Near

NSF Seeks Proposals for Data-Intensive Research
Deadline is May 22

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a grant program to enable the creation of new, large-scale data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the social and behavioral sciences, including education. Read more

NSF Announces REESE Call: July 17 Deadline
The National Science Foundation has released its solicitation for the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program, with a submission deadline of July 17 this year. Read more

Opportunities for Input Now

Rethinking NAEP Background Variables
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) will host two live town hall webinars, on May 1 and May 3, to discuss a recent report on the background questions used in concert with the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Read more

IES Releases Draft Scientific Integrity Policy
On March 30, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) issued a draft of the Department of Education’s Scientific Integrity Policy for public comment. 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.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editor: Todd Reitzel
Contributors: Lucy Cunningham, Todd Reitzel, Gerald Sroufe, Christy Talbot, Alicia Torres