AERA Highlights - August 2022
AERA Highlights - August 2022

August 2022


AERA Takes Action on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Cases
With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments in two major affirmative action cases on October 31, AERA is taking action to ensure that high-quality, rigorous research is considered during the court’s deliberations and is part of the broader public conversation. Read more

John B. Diamond to Examine Ongoing Legacy of White Supremacy and Opportunity Hoarding in U.S. Education Systems in 19th Annual Brown Lecture on November 3
In his Brown Lecture on November 3, John B. Diamond, professor of sociology and education policy in Brown University’s Department of Sociology and Annenberg Institute for School Reform, will highlight how white supremacy is deeply embedded in U.S. educational organizations and the ways that opportunity hoarding sustains it. Read more

NSF Selects AERA Fellow James L. Moore III to Head Education and Human Resources Directorate
On August 3, the National Science Foundation announced that AERA Fellow James L. Moore III would head its Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Read more

AERA Names 2022-23 Congressional Fellows
AERA has named two scholars as AERA Congressional Fellows for 2022–23. Read more

AERA Opens 2022 AERA i-Presentation Gallery
Today, August 25, AERA opened the 2022 AERA i-Presentation Gallery, providing open access to more than 1,700 presentations from 2022 Annual Meeting paper, roundtable, and poster sessions and symposiaRead more

Advancing the Education Research Profession

AERA Offers 2022 Professional Development Courses On Demand in the Virtual Research Learning Center
The AERA Professional Development and Training Program is pleased to announce that the 2022 Virtual Research Learning Series courses are available on demand in the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center. Read more

Higher Ed Dive's Rick Seltzer Discusses What He Looks for When Reporting on Education Research
The following Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more

AERA Member Carlton Fong Offers Tips for Research Productivity for Early Career Scholars
Carlton Fong is an assistant professor in developmental education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University’s College of Education. Read more

Opportunities to Recognize Excellence in Education Research

Nominations Sought for 2023 AERA Awards—Deadline: October 13
AERA seeks nominations for the 2023 AERA awards honoring excellence in education research. Read more

AERA Seeks Nominations for 2023 Fellows—Deadline: October 27
AERA members are encouraged to submit nominations for education researchers to be honored as AERA Fellows in the 2023 cohort. Read more

Fairness in Educational and Psychological Testing: Available Now for Purchase!

AERA has recently released a new volume with groundbreaking research! Visit our Online Store to purchase copies of Fairness in Educational and Psychological Testing: Examining Theoretical, Research, Practice, and Policy Implications of the 2014 Standards (currently available in paperback).

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AERA Nominations Sought

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2023 Elected Officers—Deadline: September 8
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Read more

Nominating Committee for AERA Graduate Student Council Welcomes Recommendations—Deadline: September 15
The AERA Graduate Student Council Nominating Committee welcomes recommendations of well-qualified individuals as potential candidates to run for GSC office in the 2023 election. Read more

Nominating Committee for AERA SIG Executive Committee Seeks Recommendations—Deadline: September 15
The Nominating Committee for the AERA Special Interest Groups Executive Committee seeks recommendations for well-qualified candidates to run for the positions of chair-elect and member-at-large in the 2023 election. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

Senate Appropriations Democrats Release FY 2023 Bills with Proposed Increases for Education Research
On July 28, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released the Senate FY 2023 appropriations bills and accompanying explanatory statements. Read more

CHIPS and Science Act, Reauthorizing NSF, Signed into Law
On August 9, President Joe Biden signed into law the CHIPs and Science Act. Read more

New Essential Education Discoveries Act Introduced in House
On July 28, Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the New Essential Education Discoveries Act. Read more

AERA Publications Calls

Review of Research in Education Volume 48 (2024) Call for Proposals: Educational Side Effects—Deadline: November 1

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024-2026—Deadline: Fall 2022

Beyond AERA

The National Assessment Governing Board is seeking nominations for board members, including qualified candidates to fill a testing and measurement expert position. Nominations will be accepted through October 14. Learn more

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.


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In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Kieran Egan, 79, died on May 12. He was a professor emeritus of education at Simon Fraser University. Egan was an AERA Fellow. Read more

John Robert Staver, 77, died on April 24. He was a professor emeritus of science education at Purdue University. Staver was an AERA Fellow. Read more

Herbert Zimiles, 92, died on August 5. He served as a professor of psychology at Arizona State University for 20 years. Zimiles was an AERA Fellow. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Individualized math program shows promise for pandemic learning recovery
K-12 Dive, August 16

Make Title IX Policies More Student-Friendly
Inside Higher Ed, August 15

Start the School Year With Purpose. Here Are 5 Priorities
Education Week, August 12

"The Psychological Power of the Word 'Free'"
Inside Higher Ed, August 11

New Research: Summer Learning Boosts Math Performance, College Graduation
The 74 Million, August 10

Parents encouraged to talk to schools about students’ math progress
K-12 Dive, August 10

Teachers prefer using mastery learning to close learning gaps
District Administration, August 3

When institutions cheat, they get a pass
The Daily Pennsylvanian, July 28

The Movement to End Homework Is Wrong
The New York Times, July 25

Want to Support English-Learners? Prioritize SEL, New Study Finds
Education Week, July 21

Schools eye more dynamic summer programs to curb learning loss
K-12 Dive, July 20

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, Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager