AERA Highlights - February 2016
AERA Highlights - February 2016

February 2016

Research Policy and Funding News
Extended Deadlines for Public Facing AERA Awards
New on the AERA Website
AERA in the News


AERA Brings Scholars and Thought Leaders to February Knowledge Forum
Thirty-one accomplished scholars and a complementary group of national thought and policy leaders met at the AERA Knowledge Forum, February 18-19, in Washington, D.C. A first-of-its kind event in education research, the Forum aimed to connect the science and scholarship of education research to policy and practice emphasizing the value of diverse expertise.  

New AERA Fellows to Be Inducted at Annual Meeting
AERA has announced the selection of 22 scholars as 2016 AERA Fellows. AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements.
Annual Meeting Program Now Available
The 2016 Annual Meeting Online Program schedule is now available to search. Access the program through your My AERA page or through this guest access quick link.
AERA Offers Roster of Professional Development Courses at Annual Meeting
A rich and dynamic program of professional development and training courses is being offered at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  
President-Elect Gadsden Calls for Committee Nominations
Each AERA president alerts the membership when the committee appointment process is about to begin. Your professional service is vital to the ongoing work of the association. 
AERA’s OIA Repositions with New Name and Mission Statement
AERA’s long-standing Organization of Institutional Affiliates has been renamed with a new mission statement to align its vision and purpose as an integral part of AERA. It is now called the Consortium of University and Research Institutions. 
Education Researchers Receive Presidential Early Career Awards
On February 18, President Barack Obama named 105 scholars as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Of those researchers, five were specifically recognized for their contributions to education research. 

AERA Elections Underway
Voting for the 2016 AERA elections is underway. Voting closes on March 10. For more information on the elections, click here.

Research Policy and Funding News

House Bill Requires that NSF Grants Further “National Interest”
On February 10, the House of Representations voted 236178 to pass the Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (HR 3293). The bill would require the National Science Foundation to provide justification that each grant the agency awards is in the national interest.
President Releases FY 2017 Budget Request, Kicking Off Annual Appropriations Process
On February 9, the Obama administration released a $4.15 trillion budget for FY 2017. The budget shows a commitment to evidence-based policy making and investment in research and development.

Extended Deadlines for Public Facing AERA Awards

New on the AERA Website

Multimedia and open-access content of interest to education researchers

Most Read AERA Journal Articles of 2015

Trending Topic Research File: LGBTQ+ Issues in Education

Video: K. Ann Renninger Discusses the AERA Book Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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: Juliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager