AERA Highlights – December 2014

December 2014

Research Funding and Policy News
AERA Centennial Calls
Other Calls
New on the AERA Website
AERA in the News


AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2015 Slates for Offices
The Nominating Committees for AERA-wide and division offices have completed their work identifying candidates for the forthcoming 2015 AERA election. 

Online Registration and Housing Open for 2015 AERA Annual Meeting
Join thousands of AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in Chicago for the 2015 Annual Meeting, and choose from more than 2,000 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research. 

Past President John Goodlad Dies
AERA Past President John I. Goodlad died November 29 at his home in Seattle at age 94. Goodlad, professor emeritus in the University of Washington’s College of Education and co-founder of the Center for Educational Renewal, served as AERA President in 1967–1968. 

Research Funding and Policy News

Congress Adjourns Without Senate Vote on IES Reauthorization
The bill to reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences, the Strengthening Education Through Research Act, H.R. 4366, failed to receive a vote on the Senate floor before the Senate’s adjournment on Tuesday, December 16.
Spending Bill Spares Education Research Funding From Major Cuts
Congress passed an appropriations bill for the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year  during the week of December 8, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown. 

AERA Urges Congress to Safeguard NIH Peer-Review System
AERA joined more than 125 organizations in the Coalition to Promote Research earlier this month to express support for the peer-review process at the National Institutes of Health. 

OMB Issues New Statistical Policy Directive
The Office of Management and Budget published the final version of a new statistical policy directive (Statistical Policy Directive No. 1: Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies) in the Federal Register on December 2. 

Education Department Releases Draft Regulations on Teacher Preparation Programs
On December 3, the Federal Register published a long-awaited draft of regulations on teacher preparation from the U.S. Department of Education, intended to improve the quality—and increase the accountability—of teacher preparation programs.

White House Announces Education Research Initiatives at College Opportunity Summit
New federal education research initiatives were among the 600 government and university actions announced by President Obama and college and university presidents during a December 4 White House summit on college opportunity.

NSF Releases New Accountability and Transparency Practices
The National Science Foundation has released new practices for enhancing transparency and accountability of NSF-funded grants.

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AERA Centennial Calls

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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.
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