AERA Highlights - February 2022
AERA Highlights - February 2022

February 2022


Tyrone Howard Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Tyrone Howard, a professor of education in the School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association. Read more

AERA Speaks Out for Ukraine
Our hearts go out to all the people of Ukraine, including communities of scholars, teachers, and students, who are experiencing unimaginable trauma during this time. Read more

AERA Releases Statement  on the Significance of Academic Freedom in a Divisive Political Climate
Our democracy is in a precarious moment. There are many disturbing signs. Most notable for higher education institutions that serve as the bedrocks for the free expression of ideas and innovation is the evident effort to suppress academic freedom. Read more

Rich Milner | National Education Policy Center

AERA Announces 2022 Fellows
The American Educational Research Association has announced the selection of 18 exemplary scholars as 2022 AERA Fellows. Read more

AERA Executive Board and Council Approve Recent SIG Petitions
AERA Executive Board and Council recently approved several petitions to support and advance the work of special interest groups within the association. Read more

AERA Announces Dissertation and Research Grant Awardees
AERA has announced 15 recipients of its Dissertation and Research Grant Awards. Read more

Annual Meeting News

President Na’ilah Suad Nasir on What Not to Miss at the Annual Meeting
Dear Colleagues and Friends: I couldn’t be more thrilled that this April we will once again be able to be together in person in San Diego for our annual meeting. Read more

Lee, Datnow to Present 2022 Distinguished Annual Meeting Lectures
AERA President Na’ilah Suad Nasir has announced prominent scholars Carol D. Lee and Amanda Datnow as major speakers at the 2022 Annual Meeting. Read more

Presidential Sessions to Engage Attendees on Pressing Topics in Education Research
The role education plays in young peoples’ civic participation and climate change research, the ways thatqueer-inclusive policy helps redress educational inequities, and decision making in the context of COVID-19 are just some of the topics covered in the 2022 Annual Meeting presidential sessions. Read more

What to Expect from the Dual-Component Meeting and Virtual Platform
As a dual-component meeting—with hundreds of sessions offered on-site in San Diego and hundreds provided virtually—the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting offers exciting opportunities for intellectual engagement, learning about the latest research, professional growth, and networking for those attending in person, virtually, or both. Read more

Place-Based Sessions that Want to Migrate to Virtual Have Until March 8
Invited sessions; accepted symposia, paper, and roundtable sessions; and poster sessions scheduled to take place in San Diego at the 2022 Annual meeting have until March 8 to move sessions to the virtual platform if they need to migrate. Read more

Special Remote Access Requests Due April 1
For 2022 Annual Meeting participants in place-based accepted or invited sessions in San Diego, remote access may be given to provide high-quality service for those with special remote access needs. Read more

AERA is pleased to offer four in-person Professional Development Courses at the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego. Learn more and register now

AERA Publications News

AERA Announces New Editor Team for Review of Research in Education
AERA has announced the appointment of David Osher (American Institutes for Research) and Vivian Gadsden (University of Pennsylvania) as lead and co-lead editors-in-chief for the 2023 and 2025 editions (Volumes 47 and 49) of the Review of Research in EducationRead more

AERA Selects New Editors for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
AERA has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Borman (Arizona State University), A. Brooks Bowden (University of Pennsylvania), Deven Carlson (University of Oklahoma), Amanda Datnow (University of California, San Diego), and Sylvia Hurtado (University of California, Los Angeles) as the new co-editors of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis for 2023–2025. Read more

Q&A: Coeditors Conra Gist and Travis Bristol Discuss AERA’s Forthcoming Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers
In April, AERA will publish Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers, edited by Conra D. Gist and Travis J. Bristol. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

AERA Submits Comments on Proposed Revisions to 202122 CRDC
On February 11, AERA submitted comments to the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights on proposed revisions to the 2021–22 Civil Rights Data Collection. Read more

OSTP Leadership Transition as Eric Lander Resigns—Alondra Nelson Takes on OSTP Director Responsibilities, Collins Named Acting Science Advisor
On February 7, Eric Lander, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, announced his resignation as of February 18. Read more

National Science Board - News - Media Advisory: National Science Board will  meet virtually August 3 - 4, 2021

Rayvon Fouché Named to Lead NSF’s Social and Economic Sciences Division
Rayvon Fouché has been selected to lead the Social and Economic Sciences Division of the National Science FoundationRead more

IES and White House Initiative Hold Briefing on Supporting Black Students Across the Education Sciences
On February 15, the Institute of Education Sciences and the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans held a virtual briefing, “Supporting Black Students Across the Education Sciences.” Read more

House Advances Comprehensive America COMPETES Act
On February 4, the House passed the America COMPETES Act of 2022 by a 222–210 vote. Read more

FY 2022 Appropriations Discussions Continue with Continuing Resolution Advanced Through March 11
Nearly half a year into FY 2022, Congress advanced an additional short-term continuing resolution to be able to complete the appropriations process for FY 2022. Read more

AERA Calls

Education Research Conferences Program Proposals—Deadline: March 7

19th Annual Brown Lecturer Nominations—Deadline: March 15

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.

The Yidan Prize Foundation is seeking nominations for its Education Research and Education Development awards. Deadline: March 31

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Dr. Tyrone Howard Voted AERA President-Elect
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, February 25

School discipline causes lasting, harmful impact on Black students, study finds
Los Angeles Times, February 9

Students of color persist in STEM despite racial stereotypes, my research shows
Washington Post, February 6

Ward: Will Texas teacher shortage get worse?
Longview News-Journal, February 5

The San Francisco school board recall is a test run for mayoral control
San Francisco Chronicle, February 4

Phone Apps and Ebooks Make It Easy to Read Aloud to Your Kids
Yahoo, February 1 (syndicated in The 74 Million)

Why community college students quit despite being almost finished
The Conversation, February 2

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, Stephanie McGee, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager