AERA Highlights - December 2021
AERA Highlights - December 2021

December 2021

Research and Science Policy News​
NSF Education Research Opportunity
AERA Calls

AERA Editor Call
Beyond AERA
In Memoriam
AERA in the News


AERA 2022 Election — Voting Opens January 13
The AERA 2022 election will open on Thursday, January 13, 2022, with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Read more

President-Elect Milner Calls for Committee Nominations
Dear AERA Members: Professional service is vital to support the ongoing work of our association. As President-Elect, I am pleased to invite you to submit nominations to serve on AERA’s committees—either for yourself or colleagues. Read more

Rich Milner | National Education Policy Center

Annual Meeting Participants Successfully Record Choice for Presenting in San Diego or Virtually
On November 1, when acceptance notices went out to 2022 Annual Meeting participants, they were asked to determine whether they wished to participate place-based in San Diego or on the virtual platform. Read more

Annual Meeting Registration Opens January 11
As announced on December 20, registration for the AERA 2022 Annual Meeting will now open on Tuesday, January 11. This change will provide ample time for AERA to work with its vendors to implement and test the COVID vaccination requirement, incorporate use of AERA member/user ID as the universal ID across Annual Meeting functions, and allow for a seamless single sign-on for Annual Meeting attendees. Read more

AERA Members to Receive Free Electronic Access to All AERA Journals Beginning in 2022
Starting in January, AERA will provide all members with free electronic access to its entire suite of journals, reducing its carbon footprint and providing members much more content. Read more

AERA Offering Special Membership Discounts—Renew or Join Now 
In July, AERA announced deep discounts on Annual Meeting registration fees for individuals who join or renew as two-year members of the association. Read more

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AERA Holds Awards Celebration to Honor Exemplary Education Research 
On December 7, AERA held a Virtual Awards Celebration to honor recipients of the 2021 AERA-wide awards, giving attendees an inside look at their exemplary accomplishments across domains and career stages. Read more

AERA Announces Fourth Cohort of Deeper Learning Fellows
AERA has selected six new fellows for the AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning. The early career scholars joining this highly competitive program will conduct research using the American Institutes for Research Study of Deeper Learning data set. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

Legislation to Boost Investment in Science Agencies Advances on Capitol Hill
On November 17, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a bicameral agreement to move consideration of the United States Investment and Competition Act to conference between the House and Senate. Read more

National Science Board Examines “Uneven” Geography of K–12 STEM Education​
On December 8–9, the National Science Board held its most recent quarterly meeting. NSB establishes policies for the National Science Foundation and also serves as an independent body of advisors to the president and Congress on science and engineering policy. Read more

National Science Board - News - Media Advisory: National Science Board will  meet virtually August 3 - 4, 2021

NSF SBE Advisory Committee Holds Fall Meeting and Discusses Updates on America’s Data Hub Consortium
The National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee met December 2–3. Along with a packed agenda, the meeting also served as a send-off for SBE Assistant Director Arthur (Skip) Lupia, whose term is ending. Read more

NSF Education Research Opportunity

NSF Seeks Proposals for New STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals from individuals and institutions for a new initiative—Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education Postdoctoral Fellowships. Read more

AERA Calls

Education Research Service Projects Progam Proposals—Deadline: January 10, 2022

Congressional Fellowship Program Applications—Deadline: January 18, 2022

AERA-NSF Grants Program Dissertation and Small Research Grant Proposals—Deadline: January 25, 2022

Education Research Conferences Program Proposals—Deadline: March 7, 2022

AERA Editor Call

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 2023–2025—Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Beyond AERA

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

The W.T. Grant Foundation is accepting applications for Research Grants on Reducing Inequality. Deadline: January 12, 2022

The National Science Foundation is accepting entries from institutions of higher education for the Taking Action: COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge. Deadline: January 30, 2022

The Yidan Prize Foundation is seeking nominations for its Education Research and Education Development awards. Deadline: March 31, 2022

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Thomas M. Skrtic, 75, died on November 19. He was the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Skrtic was a member of Division G—Social Context of Education and Division L—Educational Policy and Politics. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Proof Points: 2021 Year in Review
The Hechinger Report, December 20

Tech & Learning Top 6 Research Stories of the Year
Tech & Learning, December 10

UW System likely to remain ACT/SAT test-optional for 2 more years
Wisconsin Public Radio, December 9

Graduate faster, learn less
The Hechinger Report, December 6

A critical time: Small handful of educators losing jobs for lessons linked to race, not CRT
USA Today, December 4

How school shootings hurt student achievement and enrollment
The Journalist's Resource, December 2

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: Bidyut Acharya, Nathan Bell, Stephanie McGee, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager