AERA Highlights - December 2023
AERA Highlights - December 2023

December 2023


Registration for 2024 AERA Annual Meeting Now Open—Countdown to Philadelphia Underway
The conference, centered around the theme “Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action,” will be held in Philadelphia, PA, April 11-14. Read more

AERA Seeks 2023 End-of-Year Giving for Graduate Student Support 
AERA is reaching out to all members and committed friends of education research to urge end-of-year giving to broaden the participation of graduate students in need. Read more

Standards Management Committee Seeks Nominations for the Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Committee—Nominations Due January 1
The Standards Management Committee is seeking nominations for co-chairs and members of the Joint Committee for the revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, sponsored by AERA, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. Read more

Best Wishes for the New Year | As we approach a new year, we wish our colleagues, friends, and all of humankind a 2024 marked by peace and well-being | Executive Director Felice Levine and the entire staff of the American Educational Research Association

Research and Science Policy News

AERA and ASA Lead Effort to Retain Stature and Strengthen NCES Protections as Statistical Agency
On December 6, the American Educational Research Association and the American Statistical Association sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee with more than 70 signatories urging revisions to the Advancing Research in Education Act. Read more

AERA Joins Letters on Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act, NEED Act Reintroduction
In December, AERA joined two letters on important initiatives in the overall scientific and education research enterprise. Read more

Senate HELP Committee Advances ESRA Reauthorization Bill
On December 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee advanced S. 3392, the Advancing Research in Education Act, on a 20-to-1 vote. Read more

National Board for Education Sciences Meeting Focuses on NASEM Reports, ESRA Reauthorization
The National Board for Education Sciences held its second meeting of 2023 on December 4 and 5. Read more

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The Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund Call for Applications closes on January 3.

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AERA Calls for Submissions

Standards Joint Committee Co-Chairs and Members—Deadline: January 1

Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund—Deadline: January 3

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Deadline: January 31
• Watch the November 1 Informational Webinar

Congressional Fellowships—Deadline: February 7

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: American Educational Research Journal 2025–2027

Call for Editors: Review of Research in Education 2026, 2028

Review of Research in Education Volume 49 (2025) Call for Proposals: Equitable Educational Systems that Cultivate ThrivingDeadline: February 1

New AERA Videos

Lidia Altamura discusses findings and implications from the RER article “Do New Forms of Reading Pay Off? A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship Between Leisure Digital Reading Habits and Text Comprehension.”

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.

Letters of inquiry for the William T. Grant Foundation’s research grants on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence are due January 10.

Nominations for the Yidan Foundation Prizes for Education Research and Education Development are open until March 31.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away
Karen Luella Guilfoyle, 84, died on November 25. She had been an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Idaho. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Diversity in College Classrooms Improves Grades for All Students, Study Finds
EdSurge, December 22

UAE: Schools urge students to avoid ‘learning regression’ over winter holidays
Edarabia, December 22

10 Education Studies You Should Know From 2023
Education Week, December 21

Diversity in STEM education: a path to success for all
Student Circuit, December 21

Report: STEM Classes With Racial, Socioeconomic Representation Boost Student GPA
Inside Higher Ed, December 18

Reading print improves comprehension far more than looking at digital text, say researchers
The Guardian, December 15

Playful reading on paper helps understanding more than if it is done through digital media, according to a study
Europa Press, December 14

The reason children should read from printed books rather than screens
Yahoo! News/The Telegraph, December 13

Study: Relationship Between Digital Reading, Improved Comprehension Marginal
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 13

Reading on digital devices does little to improve reading, study suggests
Yahoo! News UK, December 13

Lower Teacher Requirements, Lower Salaries
Texas Association of School Boards HR Services, December 12

Underrepresented Students in STEM Classes Resulted in Higher Grades
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 11

Diverse college classrooms linked to higher grades in STEM classes
EdSource, December 11

Diverse STEM Classrooms Lead to Higher Grades for All Students, New Study Shows
INSIGHT Into Diversity, December 7

Study Shows Benefits of Holding 3rd Graders Back, but Few Are Being Retained
The 74, December 6

STEM Students Get Better Grades In Diverse Classrooms, Study Finds
Forbes, December 6

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: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager