AERA Highlights August 2015

August 2015

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA New Calls 
AERA Reminder Calls
AERA in the News


Past President Philip Jackson Dies
Philip W. Jackson, an AERA past president (19891990) and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, died July 21 at age 86.
Oakes, Levine Thank Knowledge Forum Crowdsourcing Participants
The “Call for Knowledge and Findings” issued by AERA President Jeannie Oakes and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine in April generated an impressive response.
AERA to Host WERA Focal Meeting as Part of 2016 AERA Annual Meeting: Submissions Still Open  Deadline: September 22
The World Education Research Association seeks submissions on topics of worldwide scope and significance for its 2016 Focal Meeting.
AERA Announces Recipients of 20152016 Minority Dissertation Program
Nine exemplary graduate students have been selected to receive the 2015–2016 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research and Travel Awards. 

Research Policy and Funding News

Friends of IES Sign-On Letter Calls on Congress to Oppose Cuts – Deadline: September 3
AERA and the Learning and Education Academic Research Network have drafted a letter to House members expressing strong opposition to proposed cuts in funding for the IES.

Senate Considers NSF Reauthorization, AERA Offers Comments; House Bill Requires NSF Grants in the “National Interest”
AERA commented on a bipartisan Senate bill to reauthorize the National Science Foundation and a House bill that would require NSF grants to be "in the national interest."

FERPA Bill Introduced in the House
The Student Privacy Protection Act introduced in the House eliminates a provision in an earlier draft of great concern to AERA and education researchers.
Impact of Education on Mortality Addressed at Hill Briefing
Over 100 people attended the July 27 congressional briefing “Live Long and Prosper: The Impact of Education on Mortality,” organized by the Population Association of America and cosponsored by AERA.
NSF and NAEP Boards Advance Education Agenda
The boards of the National Science Foundation and the National Assessment of Educational Progress met in August to discuss STEM education and strategic planning, respectively.

AERA New Calls

AERA Calls for Award Nominations
The American Educational Research Association seeks nominations for the 2016 AERA Awards. The submission deadline for all 2016 AERA-sponsored awards is November 5, 2015.
AERA Calls for 2016 Fellows Nominations
AERA is pleased to announce the call for nominations for 2016 AERA Fellows. Nominations are due November 10, 2015.
AERA Calls for Education Research Service Projects Proposals – Deadline: December 15
AERA invites proposals for the Education Research Service Projects program, which grants awards to education researchers providing pro bono service to organizations in need.

AERA Reminder Calls

Publications Calls
Research, Grant, and Fellowship Calls

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News

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
Contributors: Morgan Banea, Juliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Andrew Middleditch, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager