<i>AERA Highlights</i>

February 2012

News About AERA 

AERA Responds to Suspension of Mexican American Studies in Tucson 
At its February meeting, the AERA Council unanimously passed two resolutions addressing the suspension of Mexican American studies in the Tucson Unified School District No. 1. Read more 

Georgia Immigration Law Leads AERA to Relocate 2013 Annual Meeting From Atlanta to San Francisco 
AERA has just announced that the AERA 2013 Annual Meeting will be relocated from Atlanta to San Francisco. Read more 

Make Your 2012 Annual Meeting Plans Now!
Have you made plans to attend the 2012 AERA Annual Meeting? If not, now is the time to do so. Read more 

New AERA Website to Premiere in March
Next month, watch for a redesigned AERA website that will be more visually engaging and more functionally dynamic. Read more

New AERA Logo Released 
AERA has released a new logo that will be premiering over the next several weeks. Read more 

New AERA Publications

New RRE Volume Examines Connections Between Education, Democracy, and the Public Good
This month, AERA releases the 2012 volume of Review of Research in Education, coedited by Kathryn M. Borman, Arnold B. Danzig, and David R. Garcia. Read more 

AERA Releases New Book, Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities
This month, AERA releases the book Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility, edited by William F. Tate IV. Read more 

News About Government

President Obama’s Budget Requests for Education and Related Research
On February 13, President Obama sent his budget plan to Congress. Read more 

NCES Releases Second Version of Common Education Data Standards
On January 31, the National Center for Education Statistics released the second version of its Common Education Data Standards, better known as CEDS. Read more 

STEM Education in the Federal Government: Is There Overlap Among Programs? 
Many federally funded STEM programs overlap, and few efforts are made to coordinate and evaluate program activities, according to a report released in January by the Government Accountability Office. Read more

PCAST Report Recommends Action to Increase Number of STEM Graduates
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued a report on February 7 with five recommendations to President Obama to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million in the next decade to meet projected employment needs. Read more 

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 Released by National Science Board 
Last month, the National Science Board released Science and Engineering Indicators 2012, examining the state of science and engineering activities around the world. Read more  

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Educational Attainment Statistics Along With Other Products
On February 23, the U.S. Census Bureau released five new education statistical products, including “Educational Attainment in the United States: 2011,” a collection of national-level tables from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. 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, Heather Gregory, Felice J. Levine, Todd Reitzel, Christy Talbot, Alana Schwartz, Gerald Sroufe