AERA Highlights - August 2019
AERA Highlights - August 2019

August 2019

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


WERA Celebrates 10th Anniversary at World Congress in Tokyo
The World Education Research Association convened its Annual Focal Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, August 5–8. Held at the University of Tokyo and Gakushuin University in conjunction with the Japanese Educational Research Association (JERA) Conference, the 2019 Focal Meeting attracted well over 1,300 education researchers from 65 countries. Read more

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for President-elect and At-large Council Members
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Members are encouraged to recommend names of persons with experience appropriate to both of these posts. All recommendations must be received by Monday, September 9, 2019. Nominate here

AERA Nominating Committee for SIG Executive Committee Seeks Recommendations
The AERA Nominating Committee for the SIG Executive Committee seeks recommendations for well-qualified candidates for two positions as At-Large Members during the 2020 election. The deadline to make recommendations is Monday, September 16, 2019. Read more

AERA Nominating Committee for Graduate Student Council Welcomes Recommendations
The AERA Graduate Student Council (GSC) Nominating Committee welcomes your recommendations of well-qualified individuals as potential candidates to run for the GSC. The deadline to make recommendations is Monday, September 16, 2019. Read more

COSSA Webinar Examines How to Advocate Effectively from Home
On August 8, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, of which AERA is an active member, held a deep-dive discussion on how scientists can effectively advocate to federal policymakers from home. Click here to watch the webinar. Click here to see AERA’s related July 2017 webinar on how to communicate the importance of education research to congressional district offices.

AERA seeks nominations for the 2020 AERA Awards. The submission deadline is October 31, 2019 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which are due October 23, 2019).

Research Policy and Funding News


NCES and Department of Education Office of Civil Rights to Partner on Civil Rights Data Collection
On August 23, the Department of Education announced that the National Center for Education Statistics would work with the department’s Office of Civil Rights to improve the quality of data in the Civil Rights Data Collection. Read more

NIH Further Delays Clinical Trial Reporting Requirements for Basic Research Involving Humans until September 2021
On July 24, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it would be extending a delay for enforcing the clinical trial reporting requirements for NIH-funded “basic experimental studies with humans” through September 24, 2021. Read more

President Signs Two-Year Budget Agreement, Leading to Busy September for Congress
On August 2, President Donald Trump signed a two-year budget agreement that suspends the debt ceiling through July 31, 2021, and raises spending caps for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. Read more

AERA Calls

Call for AERA Research and Dissertation Grant Applications—Deadline: September 25

2020 Call for AERA Award Nominations—Deadline: October 31 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which are due October 23)

Call for AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Applications—Deadline: November 1

Call for Applications for AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop—Deadline: November 8
AERA invites applications for this workshop which will be held Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19, during the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

AERA Publications Calls

AERA Open Special Topic Call for Papers: Rural Education Finance and Policy—Deadline for Abstracts: September 1

2021 Volume of RRE Call for Proposals—Deadline: September 30
Call for Editors: RRE Volumes 46, 48 (2022, 2024)

Beyond AERA

Calls for Feedback

IES Director Mark Schneider Requests Feedback from the Field on Possible Topics for Future RFAs

New Reports

NCES Releases “Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales:  Results From the 2017 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments”

National Academies Issues “The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth”

NCES Releases “Changes in Undergraduate Program Completers’ Borrowing Rates and Loan Amounts by Age: 1995–96 Through 2015–16”

New NAEP Report Examines Classroom Instruction in Mathematics, Reading, and Science

New Data on Public and Private K–12 Schools in the U.S. from the NCES National Teacher and Principal Survey

Funding Opportunities

National Humanities Center Call for Fellowship Applications—Deadline: October 10

Calls for Proposals

Call for Proposals for the Fall 2019 NAFSA Research Symposium – Deadline: September 2

Calls for Nominations

Society for Research on Adolescence Seeks Nominations for an Editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence—Deadline: September 1

Call for Nominations for the National Science Board’s Vannevar Bush Award—Deadline: September 27

Call for Nominations for the National Science Board’s Public Service Award—Deadline: September 27

Call for National Assessment Governing Board Nominations—Deadline: October 18

Upcoming Events

Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science Conference on “The Impact of Social Sciences & Humanities on Society,” Washington, D.C., October 17-19

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Esther Cepeda: America's racial injustice didn't start with Trump (Washington Post Writers Group syndicated column)
Newsday, August 26

A 'One-Size-Fits-All' Approach to English-Learner Education Won't Work. Here's Why
Education Week, August 15

3 great back-to-school story ideas (with research to get you started!)
Journalist's Resource, August 13

Researchers: Book studies allow more teacher voice in PD
Education Dive, August 13

Schools increasingly underfunded as state funding demand grows, study finds
Education Dive, August 13

The Racial Gap in Student Debt for Graduates of State Universities in Texas
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, August 5

A study of Latino students reveals two sides of the segregation debate
The Hechinger Report, August 5

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: Nathan Bell, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager