<i>AERA Highlights</i>

July 2012


Arnita Jones Appointed Interim Deputy Executive Director
Arnita Jones will commence her appointment as AERA’s interim deputy executive director on July 16. Read more

Incoming Editors Announce Vision for ER Editorship
The incoming editors of Educational Researcher have announced their vision for the journal under their editorship. Read more

AERA Selected Publisher of Next Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
AERA has been selected to publish the upcoming edition of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, projected to be available in late 2013. Read more

National Head Start Research Conference
The 11th National Head Start Research Conference brought together 1,300 early childhood educators and researchers on June 18–20 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Read more

AERA Joins CNSF in Support of NSF Funding Integrity
In response to action in the U.S. House of Representatives, AERA and other scientific societies have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging that funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and its political science program be maintained. Read more

AERA Signs Letter to OMB on Tipton Amendment and Survey Incentives
On June 28, AERA and other professional organizations issued a letter to the Office of Management and Budget expressing concern about a recently offered amendment that could inhibit the ability to conduct demographic surveys with federal grant funds. Read more

AERA Opportunities

Submission Deadline for 2013 Annual Meeting Changed to
July 23

AERA has moved the deadline for submissions for the 2013 Annual Meeting. The new deadline is Monday, July 23, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Read more

2012 Annual Meeting Content Added to AERA Online Paper Repository
In June, the AERA Online Paper Repository continued its growth with the addition of 2012 AERA Annual Meeting papers. Read more

Funding Opportunities

IES Grant Opportunities for FY 2013
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has announced several grant opportunities in its research centers for the 2013 fiscal year. Read more

Research Policy News

$619 Million for IES in FY 2013 Senate Appropriations Bill
On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2013 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services at essentially the same level requested by the Obama administration. Read more

Global Research Summit Endorses Merit Review Principles
In May, the National Science Foundation hosted the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Council, charged with facilitating international collaboration in scientific research. Read more

NRC Report Provides Recommendations for Strengthening Research Universities
On June 14, the National Research Council (NRC) released a new report, “Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security.” Read more

Other News

Foundation for Child Development Announces New President
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) has announced the appointment of Deborah A. Phillips as president, to succeed FCD president Ruby Takanishi on September 1, 2012. Read more

AERA Council Minutes
April 13, 2012
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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 Levine, Todd Reitzel, Jerry Sroufe, Christy Talbot