AERA Highlights - February 2019

February 2019

Annual Meeting 
—Mark Your Calendar
AERA Publications News
Research Policy and Funding News
Calls for Notable Education Research Prizes
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA Election Ends March 28 — Cast Your Ballot Now
The 2019 AERA election opened on February 26, with all voting AERA members receiving an e-ballot notification message from Intelliscan, Inc., that included a hyperlink to their personalized ballot. Read more

President Wells on Why You Need to Attend the Annual Meeting
In addition to reconnecting with hundreds of friends and colleagues, there are countless other reasons for going to Toronto in April for the AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

New AERA Fellows to Be Inducted at Annual Meeting
AERA has announced the selection of 10 scholars as 2019 AERA Fellows. AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. Read more

AERA an Inaugural Member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM
On February 15AERA and dozens of other organizations representing the science, technology, engineering, math, and medical fields launched the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM. Read more

Former AERA President Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed Head of California State Board of Education

On February 12, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced during his State of the State address that former AERA president Linda Darling-Hammond will head the state Board of Education. Read more 

Annual MeetingMark Your Calendar

QDR-ICPSR-NSF Data-Sharing Workshop to be Held at AERA Annual Meeting — Deadline for Applications: March 5
On April 6—the second day of the AERA Annual Meeting—a National Science Foundation–funded workshop will address the practices, problems, and promise of sharing human participants’ research data ethically and responsibly. Read more
AERA to Hold Annual Meeting Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — Deadline for Applications: March 6
With the generous support of the William T. Grant Foundation and the Spencer Foundation, AERA will hold a workshop titled Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Research on April 4–5, in Toronto, Canada, prior to the start of the 2019 Annual Meeting. Read more

More High-Profile Presidential Sessions Announced for Annual Meeting
A conversation about race and equity in suburban contexts featuring filmmaker Steve James, the clinical practice experiences of Latinx educators, and podcasting as a mechanism for disseminating education research: These are among the important topics to be offered at presidential sessions that will inform and engage attendees at this year’s annual meeting. Read more

Reminder: Annual Meeting Program Is Available
The 2019 Annual Meeting Online Program schedule is available to search. Access the program through your My AERA page or through this guest access quick link.

AERA Publications News

AERA Open Named Best New Journal in Social Sciences by the Association of American Publishers
AERA Open was recently named the “Best New Journal in Social Sciences” by the Association of American Publishers for the 2019 Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Read more

AERA Announces Most Read Education Research Articles of 2018
Research on the effect of private school attendance on student outcomes, the impact of teacher coaching on student achievement, the benefits of open and transparent education science, and more appears in the top 10 most popular journal articles published by AERA in 2018. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

NIH Issues Statement on Efforts to Address Harassment in Science
On February 28, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided an update on the agency’s efforts to address harassment both within NIH and with its external grantees. Read more

Final FY 2019 Appropriations Signed Into Law; Work Begins on FY 2020 Budget Cycle
President Donald Trump signed a law that finalized appropriations for FY 2019 hours before the government was set to shut down on February 15. Read more

IES Funds Three National Research and Development Centers
On February 6, the Institute of Education Sciences announced that it has awarded $25 million in grant funding to the University of Missouri, Harvard University, and the University of California, Irvine, to establish three national research and development centers focused on improving rural education and secondary student writing. Read more

AERA Takes Action on Research Policy and Funding Priorities
Throughout February, AERA has joined the scientific community in several efforts to enhance sound research and statistical policy. Read more

OSTP Director Highlights Priorities in Remarks at AAAS Annual Meeting
Kelvin Droegemeier, the new director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, gave his first public remarks on February 15 during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more

Conversations Underway on Higher Education Act Reauthorization
Conversations on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) are in full swing. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, outlined his priorities for the HEA reauthorization in several high-profile events in Washington, DC, throughout February. Read more

Calls for Notable Education Research Prizes

2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize—Deadline for Nominations: March 1
2019 Yidan Prize—Deadline for Nominations: March 31
2020 Grawemeyer Award in Education—Deadline for Nominations: April 15

AERA Calls

Call for Education Research Conferences Proposals—Deadline: March 4
Call for Application for QDR-ICPSR-NSF Data Sharing Workshop at AERA Annual Meeting—Deadline: March 5
Call for Applications for AERA Annual Meeting Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Research—Deadline: March 6

AERA Publications Calls

Call for ER Editors (2020-2022)—Deadline: March 15
Call for JEBS Editors (2020-2022) Extended 


WERA 2019 Focal Meeting Call for Submissions—Extended Deadline: March 15 

Beyond AERA

National Academies Releases “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty”
New NCES Report Examines the Educational Progress and Challenges Students Face in the United States by Race and Ethnicity
NSF Reports Number of Women with U.S. Doctorates in Science, Engineering, or Health Employed in the United States More Than Doubles Since 1997
NCES Releases “Digest of Education Statistics 2017” 
William T. Grant Foundation Releases 2019 Scholars Program Application Guide
NSF Releases Revised Solicitation for Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Grant Competition–Deadline for Full Proposals: March 6
NCER Accepting Applications for the Meta-Analysis Training Institute—Deadline: March 12
NCSER Announces the 2019 Summer Research Training Institute: Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis—Deadline for Applications: March 15 
Call for Applications for IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program—Deadline: March 22
NIH Call for Applications for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research - Institutional Research Training Program—Deadline: May 25

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
Early Departures
Inside Higher Ed, February 26
Educators Need to Stay Ahead of Curve on Emerging Genetics Research
Education Week, February 20
Take the Long View When Evaluating 1-to-1 Computing Efforts, Researcher Says
Education Week, February 12
California governor taps renowned educator Linda Darling-Hammond to head state Board of Education
The Washington Post, February 12
Tighter Home-School Bonds Improve Students' Social and Emotional Skills (as Well as Academics)
Education Week, January 28
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: Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager