<i>AERA Highlights</i>

February 2013


New Awards Luncheon to Honor Awardees at Annual Meeting
The 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco will feature a new AERA Awards Luncheon dedicated to recognizing excellence in education research. Read more

AERA Launches Virtual Research Learning Center
AERA has announced the launch of a Virtual Research Learning Center (VRLC) starting in 2013. The purpose of the center is to offer, in virtual space, education and training related to education research for wide audiences of scholars, researchers, and others who use and develop research both nationally and worldwide.  Read more

AERA Releases New Research Handbook on Environmental Education
Earlier this month, AERA announced the publication of the International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education, a book with 102 contributors from six continents and 15 countries. The idea for the book emanated from the Environmental Education Special Interest Group. Read more

New Directors Join AERA
AERA has hired two new directors, John Neikirk and Tony Pals, to join the professional team working to advance the Association’s goals in light of its mission as a research organization. Read more


News Worthy of Note

New Faces in Federal Policy Leadership for Education and Education Research
Important changes in the leadership of congressional committees and federal agencies will affect education and science research policy in the coming years. Read more

Senate Group Addresses Need for Researchers to Remain in United States
On January 28, a new bipartisan senate group released a draft framework that could lead to legislation supportive of MA and PhD STEM graduates continuing to work in the U.S. after graduation from U.S. institutions. Read more

PCAST 2013 IT Report Relevant to Education Research

In January, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the report Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology. Read more

American Anthropological Association Names Liebow Executive Director
Liebow plans to turn more attention to the trend in nonacademic jobs and to the plight of adjunct professors, in addition to “shoring up the group's publishing operations.” Read more


Upcoming Deadlines

Faculty Institute for the Teaching of Statistics With Large-Scale Data Sets
Application Deadline: February 21, 2013

AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Causal Inference
Application Deadline: February 25, 2013

Education Research Conferences Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: March 5, 2013 

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order 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: John Neikirk and Amy Weiss
Contributors: Arnita Jones, Ashley Lusk, Phat Nguyen, Gerald Sroufe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, Martha Yager