<i>AERA Highlights</i>

December 2012


New Findings on Homelessness and Mobility in Children
This Educational Researcher special section reports on the effects of the experience of homelessness on academic outcomes and what can buffer students’ risks. Three of the articles use administrative data and yield remarkably consistent findings. Read more

AERA Leads on Open Access Publishing in the Social Sciences
On November 9-10, AERA held a two-day working conference on Open Access Publishing in the Social Sciences. Read more

Online Registration and Housing Set to Open for 2013 AERA Annual Meeting

For the first time, the 2013 Award Ceremony and the Presidential Address will be held as separate events. Registration for the 2012 Annual Meeting begins December 20. Read more

AERA Scholars Respond to 2013 Conference Theme
Six new essays offer responses to the 2013 Annual Meeting theme, “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.”  Read more

AERA Coalitional Partners 

AERA Joins AAAS in Letter to President and Senate/House Leadership on "Fiscal Cliff"
In an open letter to the President and Senate/House Leadership, research and development organizations, including AERA, outline the danger of sequestration on the future of the U.S. research enterprise. Read more

COSSA Holds Annual Meeting
Using social and behavioral science to influence public policy for societal good was the primary theme of the 2012 annual meeting colloquium of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). Read more

FABBS Holds Annual Meeting
On December 3, the Council of Representatives of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) received a shot of tough love from federal policy makers at its annual meeting. Read more

Federal News of Note

NCES Forms Group to Examine Enrollment Measures
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has formed the Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA). 
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White House Council Releases Report on the U.S. Research Enterprise
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on November 30 released a new report assessing challenges facing the U.S. research system. Read more
House Passes STEM Visa Bill
On November 30 the House of Representatives passed the STEM Jobs Act of 2012. Read more

NSF Announces New Funding Opportunities
Search Launched for NSF Assistant Director for SBE
The National Science Foundation has initiated a candidate search for Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Read more

New Director of NIH Center for Scientific Review

The National Institutes of Health has announced the selection of psychologist Dr. Richard Nakamura as director of its Center for Scientific Review. Read more

AERA Highlights
is published monthly by the American Educational Research Association in order to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

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