AERA Highlights - February 2023
AERA Highlights - February 2023

February 2023


Janelle Scott Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Janelle Scott, professor and the Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley, in the School of Education, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association. Read more

AERA President Rich Milner on What Makes the 2023 Annual Meeting Special

Dear Colleagues: I hope you'll decide to join us in Chicago and virtually for the 2023 Annual Meeting as we, as a research community, engage our conference theme: "Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth." Read more

Major Lectures Will Enlighten and Inspire at Annual Meeting
As the single largest gathering of scholars in the education research field, the 2023 Annual Meeting will offer a rich array of sessions and events for all attendees. Read more

Presidential Sessions to Engage Annual Meeting Attendees on Pressing Topics in Education Research
AERA President Rich Milner and the 2023 Presidential Program co-chairs have developed a series of presidential sessions that contribute to the 2023 Annual Meeting theme, “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth,” which focuses on ensuring equitable processes and results through education research. Read more

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A Commitment to Access at the 2023 Annual Meeting​
As an association, AERA is committed to inclusion and values the contributions that attendees with disabilities bring to our research community. Read more

Annual Meeting to Feature Inclusive Business Meetings and Networking Opportunities​
New to the 2023 Annual Meeting this year, all AERA division, and SIG business meetings will be accessible to all unit members, whether they are attending in Chicago or virtually, or not attending at all. Read more

AERA Executive Board and Council Approve Recent SIG Petitions
The AERA Executive Board and Council recently approved several petitions to support and advance the work of special interest groups within the association. Read more
Not Too Soon to Plan to Volunteer as a Reviewer for the 2024 Annual Meeting—Volunteer Portal Opens March 2
While the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting is about to engage thousands of in-person and virtual attendees in April and May 2023, AERA encourages education researchers to volunteer as peer reviewers of submissions for the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

Annual Meeting Important Notices

Creation Site for 2023 AERA i-Presentation Gallery Opens March 1
On March 1, the first-listed author of each paper to be presented at the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting—whether in a poster session, paper session, roundtable, symposium, structured poster session, or working group roundtable session—will receive an email invitation to create their presentation for display in the AERA i-Presentation Gallery. Read more
On-Site Annual Meeting Attendees Required to Verify COVID Vaccination​
To access the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 13–16, all participants must have up-to-date vaccination and at least one booster (if eligible) to attend in person. Read more
Annual Meeting Early Registration Closes March 10, Presenting Authors Have Until March 10 to Register for Annual Meeting
Early bird registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting closes on March 10. That date is also the deadline for all 2023 Annual Meeting presenting authors to register, extended from the original deadline of February 10. Read more
Final Paper Uploads Due March 10, Authors Encouraged to Opt-In to Online Paper Repository​
The deadline for 2023 Annual Meeting presenting authors to upload final papers is March 10. Read more
Childcare Returns to Annual Meeting—Early Registration is Encouraged​
­­AERA will return to offering childcare services at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, after a hiatus due to the pandemic. Read more

Join us for the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting! The early bird deadline for meeting registration is March 10. Register for the meeting and reserve lodging by clicking here. To see the schedule for all accepted submissions and most of the invited, high-profile sessions and major lectures in Chicago and the virtual meeting, click here. Questions about registration can be sent to Other Annual Meeting questions can be sent to

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AERA Speaking Out

AERA Issues Statement on the Shooting at Michigan State University
We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and harm caused during the deadly shooting at Michigan State University, and we offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and communities of the victims. Read more

AERA Releases Statement on Providing Our Support for the Victims of the Turkey and Syria Earthquakes
The destruction caused by the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this month has created immense pain and hardship for millions of people in the region. We express our concern for our colleagues, students, educators, and all people throughout Turkey and Syria who are experiencing significant loss of life, pain, trauma, and suffering. Read more

Voices from the Field

David DeMatthews Provides Advice for Education Researchers on Why and How to Write Op-Eds​
Education research matters and is relevant to the public as well as to practitioners and policymakers, but researchers are often untrained in connecting with these important audiences. Read more

Research and Policy News


AERA Members Sonia Cabell, Sandra Chafouleas, and Jeremy Stoddard Commemorate IES 20th Anniversary
As part of commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Institute of Education Sciences, AERA is amplifying stories from education researchers whose work and accomplishments have been positively impacted by IES funding. Read more

IES Seeking Input on NCER National Research and Development Centers – Comments Due March 6
On February 2, the Institute of Education Sciences issued a Request for Information to inform future competitions for the National Center for Education Research's Research and Development Centers.  Read more
National Science Board Meeting Features K-12 STEM Teacher Panel and Update from STEM Education Working Group
The National Science Board held its first meeting of 2023 on February 15–16. NSB establishes policies for the National Science Foundation and also serves as an independent body of advisors to the president and Congress on science and engineering policy. Read more
National Academies Release Report on Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations
On February 14, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a consensus report, Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM OrganizationsRead more
118th Congress Kicks Off, with Committee Assignments Bringing New Faces to Education Research Policy and Funding
Members of the 118th Congress were sworn in during January, kicking off the legislative session. Read more

AERA Calls

AERA Education Research Conferences—Deadline for Proposals: March 6

2023 Brown Lecture Nominations—Deadline: March 20

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024–2026

Federal Funding Opportunities

Meta-Analysis Training Institute 2023—Deadline: March 31

A Summer RCT Institute for Established Researchers—Deadline: April 7

Call for Nominations

2023 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize—Deadline: March 15

2023 Yidan Prize—Deadline: March 31

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 Russell Sage Foundation has several upcoming funding opportunities that may be of interest to AERA members.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Karen Allen Keene, 68, died on February 12. She had served as chair of the mathematics, science, and technology department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Read more

Betty Lou Malen, 76, died on February 23. Malen served as a teacher and administrator in North Dakota and Michigan, and served as president of the Politics of Education Association in 1992. She was a member of Division L–Educational Policy and Politics. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Carroll Community College students get help in unlocking federal aid for groceries and other necessities
Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, February 27

How to make more valid decisions about assessment data
Kappan, February 27

Louisville Parks and Recreation opens registration for spring and summer camp sessions
Courier Journal, February 13

Education Leaders Laud Federal Funding for Ed Research
Government Technology, February 2

Arkansas Advocate : Arkansas Senate panel recommends ending state affirmative action
Magnolia Reporter, February 1

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, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager