AERA Highlights - December 2018
AERA Highlights - December 2018

December 2018

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


AERA Encourages 2018 End-of-Year Giving
AERA is encouraging members and friends of education research to make an end-of-year contribution to important AERA initiatives. The AERA “ask” is focused on vital sets of activities supported through the Second Century Fund and the Minority Dissertation Fellowship Fund. Read more

AERA Issues Statement on School Safety Commission's Recommendation to Repeal Federal Guidance on School Discipline
In a December 18 statement, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine said the Federal Commission on School Safety’s recommendation to repeal 2014 federal guidance calling on schools to address race-based disparities in school discipline was deeply disappointing and represented a step backward. Read the statement

AERA Awarded Grant to Support Research Training in Deeper Learning
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded AERA a $1.5 million grant to support the AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning. Read more

Registration and Housing Now Open for 2019 Annual Meeting
Registration and housing are now open for the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Toronto, Canada, April 5-9. Read more

AERA to Cohost January 16 Webinar on Research-Practice Partnerships with Schools and Communities
On January 16, AERA and TESOL International will cohost the webinar “Research-Practice Partnerships with Schools and Communities: Collaborations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners.” Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Takes Action on Federal Research Policy Areas
This month, AERA took action on two federal policy issues of importance to education researchers and to the broader scientific community. Read more

NSF and NIH Advisory Boards Meet
In the past two months, advisory boards and committees of federal agencies that support education research have met to discuss priorities and key policy areas. Read more

FABBS Holds Annual Meeting
On December 3, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, of which AERA is a founding member, held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more

Department of Education Proposes Changes to Title IX Regulations; Comments Due January 28
The Department of Education released proposed regulatory amendments to Title IX regulations in a Federal Register notice on November 29. Read more

White House Releases STEM Education Strategic Plan
On December 4, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education released a five-year STEM education strategic plan to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality STEM education and that the United States is a global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. Read more

Congress Struggles to Resolve Spending Impasse; Additional Committee Changes Announced
At press time, FY 2019 funding for seven appropriations bills—which includes funding for the National Science Foundation—is set to expire on December 21. Read more 


NSF’s Karen Marrongelle Discusses Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education Researchers
Karen Marrongelle became the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Education and Human Resources in October 2018. The following Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with scholars and policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more 

AERA Calls

Call for Submissions for Education Research Service Projects—Deadline: January 4, 2019
Call for AERA Awards Nominations—Deadline Extended: January 10, 2019 (Note: Deadline for Outstanding Book Award was October 25)
Call for Applications for Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop—Deadline: January 10, 2019
Call for 2019 Brown Lecture Speaker Nominations—Deadline: February 12, 2019

AERA Publications Calls

Call for ER Editors (2020-2022)
Call for JEBS Editors
Call for AERJ Editors 


WERA 2019 Focal Meeting Call for Submissions—Deadline: January 31, 2019 

Beyond AERA

IES Director Mark Schneider Writes About Supporting a More Systematic Approach to Replicating Research
New Report Released on Why Students Didn’t Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
New NCES Report Presents Updated Data on High School Dropout and Completion Rates
NCES Releases Data on Postsecondary Graduation Rates, Outcome Measures, Student Financial Aid, and Admissions
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Releases Report on "Engineering Education: A Snapshot of Diversity in Degrees Conferred in Engineering"
Call for Nominations for 2019 Golden Goose Award – Deadline: January 21, 2019
NSF Issues Call for Proposals for Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 – Deadline for Preliminary Proposals: February 19, 2019
NSF Releases Revised Solicitation for Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Grant Competition – Deadline for Full Proposals: March 6, 2019
NIH Call for Applications for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research - Institutional Research Training Program – Deadline: May 25, 2019 

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
AERA Criticizes School Safety Commission's Recommendation to Repeal 2014 Counsel
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 19
White House sounds retreat from Obama guidelines on school discipline
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 18
11 Charts That Changed the Way We Think About Schools in 2018
The 74 Million, December 12
A Guarantee of Tuition-Free College Can Have Life-Changing Effects
The Atlantic, December 11
Report: Is Guaranteed Admissions Effective in Developing Diverse Class?
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 10
The Power of Guaranteed Admissions
Inside Higher Ed, December 10
Free, reduced-price meal data growing less useful as measure of student poverty
Education Dive, December 6
Guaranteed Admission Helps High-Achieving Low-Income Students Make Good College Match Education Week, December 4

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: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Calvin Spivey, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager