AERA Highlights August 2014

August 2014

Research Advocacy Issues
AERA Centennial Calls

AERA Other Calls
Beyond AERA
New From the AERA Video Gallery
AERA in the News


AERA Open Names Associate Editors, Will Accept Manuscripts Starting in October
AERA Open, AERA’s new open access, online peer-reviewed journal, will accept manuscripts starting in October, with an editorial team poised to provide rapid review and dissemination. 

AERA Journals Top International Education and Education Research Rankings
Two AERA journals ranked in the top ten in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports, released by Thomson Reuters on July 29. 
Going Global: AERA Staff Speak at South Africa Research Conference
AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and AERA Visiting Scientist Lori Diane Hill this month were featured at several sessions related to the second annual meeting of the South African Education Research Association, held in Durban, South Africa.

Research Advocacy Issues

AERA Comments on OMB Federal Statistical Policy Directive
In response to a request from the Office of Management and Budget for comments on its proposed Statistical Policy Directive, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine provided comments supporting the goals of OMB’s draft directive while providing three key recommendations for strengthening it.

AERA and Partners Urge Senate to Restore NCES Stature
In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate education committee, AERA and 10 other research organizations urged senators to protect the autonomy, authority, and stature of the National Center for Education Statistics, as it takes up the Strengthening Education Through Research Act. 

Senate Bill Would Provide Boost to NSF
Senator John “Jay” Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014, which will reauthorize funding and programs at the National Science Foundation and other science agencies. It is noticeably different in tone and language from the FIRST Act.

NASFAA Endorses Repealing Ban on Federal Student Unit Record
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators released 15 policy recommendations for improving consumer information requirements for higher education institutions earlier this month. 

AERA Centennial Calls

AERA Other Calls

Beyond AERA

New NRC Report: Furthering America’s Research Enterprise
A new report by the National Research Council, Furthering America’s Research Enterprise, found that, “current measures are inadequate to guide national-level decisions about what research investments will expand the benefits of science.” 

NIH Seeks Candidates for OBSSR Director
The National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
Spencer Foundation Accepting Submissions for Mid-Career Grant Program
The Spencer Foundation announced a new grant program to enrich the work of academic mid-career scholars who are 7 to 20 years post doctorate.

William T. Grant Foundation Posts Deadlines for 2015 Research and Fellows Grants
The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.

New From the AERA Video Gallery

Yasuko Kanno and Sara E.N. Kangas:
“English Language Learners’ Limited Access to Advanced College-Preparatory Courses in High School”

Ilana Umansky:
“Reclassification Patterns Among Latino English Learner Students in Bilingual, Dual Immersion, and English Immersion Classrooms”

Matthew C. Makel:
“Facts Are More Important Than Novelty: Replication in the Education Sciences”

Andrew Plunk and William Tate:
“State-Mandated High School Science and Mathematics Course Graduation Requirements”

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AERA in the News

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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
ContributorsLauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager

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