AERA Highlights - December 2022
AERA Highlights - December 2022

December 2022


AERA 2023 Election—Voting Opens January 18
The AERA 2023 election will open on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Read more

Registration for 2023 AERA Annual Meeting to Open January 10
Registration for the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting will open on January 10. The conference will be dual-component, with the place-based component to be held in Chicago, April 13–16, and the virtual component to be held on an online platform on May 4–5. Read more

AERA Drawing for End-of-Year Renewing and Joining Members
AERA is offering a special end-of-year offer for AERA members who renew their membership or join AERA between December 15 and 31. Read more

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AERA Providing New Opportunities for Graduate Student Members at 2023 Annual Meeting
AERA has advanced several new initiatives to expand opportunities for AERA graduate student members to participate in the 2023 Annual Meeting and to enhance their engagement and experiences. Read more

AERA Launches 2023 Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance FundApplications Due January 19
AERA has launched the 2023 Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund to provide support to enable graduate student members of AERA with demonstrated need to offset the cost of attending the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 13–16. Read more

AERA-NSF Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference​ in December
On December 2–3, the AERA-NSF Grants Program held its annual Fall Research Conference for the first time in person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

AERA Among More than 90 Partner Organizations in Launch of STEMM Opportunity Alliance
AERA has joined as a partnering organization for the STEMM Opportunity Alliance, comprised of organizations and entities from across sectors committed to helping develop and advance a national strategy for achieving shared national STEMM equity goals by 2050. Read more

AERA urges end-of-year giving tied to broadening inclusion in the field and supporting professional involvement of graduate students in need, through the Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research Fund and 2023 Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund.

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Voices from the Field

Erin Baumgartner and Ruth N. López Turley Offer Tips for Planning and Starting a Research-Practice Partnership
Erin Baumgartner is the director of the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Ruth N. López Turley is a professor of sociology at Rice University and director of the Kinder Institute. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

White House Hosts Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence, Launches STEMM Opportunity Alliance​
On December 12, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence, which launched the STEMM Opportunity Alliance. Read more

NSF SBE Advisory Committee Convenes for Fall 2022 Meeting
The National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee held its fall 2022 meeting December 15–16. Read more

FY 2023 Omnibus Bill Includes Boosts for Education Research and Statistics
On December 19, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released the bill text and accompanying explanatory statements for the fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill. Read more

As we approach a new year, we extend our warmest wishes to our colleagues and friends for a happy and healthy 2023. | From Executive Director Felice Levine and the entire staff of the American Educational Research Association

New AERA Calls

2023 AERA Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund—Deadline for Applications: January 19

AERA Congressional Fellowship Program—Deadline for Applications: February 6

Ongoing AERA Calls

AERA Education Research Service Projects—Deadline for Proposals: January 9

AERA-NSF Dissertation and Research Grants Program—Deadline for Applications: January 10

AERA Education Research Conferences—Deadline for Proposals: March 6

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024–2026

National Academies Call for Nominations

Consensus Study: Promoting Learning and Development In K-12 Out-Of-School Time Settings For Low Income and Marginalized Children and Youth—Deadline: December 23

Federal Funding Opportunity

NSF EDU Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research—Deadline: February 24, 2023

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.

BERA Annual Conference 2023 | Aston University / Conference Aston | 12-14 September 2023 |  Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2023

BERA Annual Conference 2023 | Aston University / Conference Aston | 12–14 September 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2023

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Thomas Hehir, 72, died on June 22. He was a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and had earlier served as director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. Read more

CarolAnne M. Kardash, 69, died on August 27. She was a professor emerita in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

On whether to break up CCSD, community must ask: What’s best for the kids?
Las Vegas Sun, December 18

As winter break is extended for students, here's what you can do to keep your child healthily engaged
Fox West Texas, December 18

Elite colleges try to navigate world where SATs are optional
Bloomberg News, December 17

14 Charts This Year That Helped Us Better Understand COVID's Impact on Students, Teachers and Schools
The 74, December 14

This One Change From Teachers Can Make Homework More Equitable
Education Week, December 5

Teachers reported most anxiety of all professions during pandemic
Bowling Green Daily News, December 4

¿Cuándo empiezan las clases en 2023?: la propuesta que maneja Primaria
El Observador, December 2

Scaling Up Play-Based Learning In Ghana, From Decision To Implementation And Sustainability
The Ghana Report, November 30

Why many colleges are treating entrance exams as optional
Emmanuel County Live, November 30

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