AERA Highlights - February 2024
AERA Highlights - February 2024

February 2024


Maisha T. Winn Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Maisha T. Winn, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association. Read more

AERA Announces 2024 Fellows
The American Educational Research Association has announced the selection of 24 exemplary scholars as 2024 AERA Fellows. Read more

AERA President Tyrone Howard on What Not to Miss at the 2024 Annual Meeting
Dear Colleagues: I would like to extend a heartfelt invitation for you all to join us for our Annual Meeting on April 11–14 in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Read more

Dolores Delgado Bernal to Deliver Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture at Annual Meeting
Groundbreaking scholar Dolores Delgado Bernal will deliver the AERA Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Read more

Presidential Sessions to Connect Annual Meeting Attendees on Crucial Topics in Education Research
AERA President Tyrone Howard and the 2024 Presidential Program co-chairs have developed 47 compelling presidential sessions that contribute to the 2024 Annual Meeting theme, “Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action.” Read more

AERA to Lift COVID Vaccination Policy at the End of April
On February 3, AERA Council voted to lift the association’s COVID vaccination policy at the end of April 2024. Read more

AERA25 Call for Reviewers Open—Take the Time to Volunteer
While the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting is about to engage thousands of attendees in Philadelphia, April 11–14, AERA encourages education researchers to volunteer as peer reviewers of submissions for the 2025 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

We are pleased to invite you to register for the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting. Registration is required to attend the meeting and associated events, including for presenters, other participants, and those coming as a guest of a participant. Click here to register.

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AERA Publications

AERA Publishes New Book on Educational Inequality from a Global Perspective
AERA has released an innovative international volume comparing skills of students within and between cities around the world. Read more

Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee Leading the Revision of the Standards Are Named
The Management Committee of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and its sponsoring organizations – the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education – have announced the selection of the co-chairs of the Joint Committee, charged with leading the process of revising the 2014 edition. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

AERA Submits Comments on Proposed Updates to Department of Education EDGAR Regulations
On February 26, AERA submitted comments on three areas of proposed revisions to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations and Related Regulatory Provisions. Read more

AERA has recently released Inequality in Key Skills of City Youth: An International Comparison, an innovative book led by volume editors Stephen Lamb and Russell W. Rumberger. Visit our Online Store to purchase your copy now!

AERA Calls for Submissions

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Extended Deadline: March 4
• Watch the November 1 Informational Webinar

2025 Annual Meeting Call for Volunteer Reviewers—Deadline: April 29
AERA is seeking volunteers to serve as peer reviewers for submissions for the 2025 AERA Annual Meeting. Individuals interested in being considered as peer reviewers are encouraged to volunteer for specific units (divisions, SIGs, or committees) through My AERA.

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: American Educational Research Journal 2025–2027—Deadline: May 1

Call for Editors: Review of Research in Education 2026, 2028

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.

Nominations for the Yidan Foundation Prizes for Education Research and Education Development are open until March 31.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Carol Dwyer, 78, died on February 20. She retired as a distinguished presidential scholar at the Educational Testing Service, where she served for more than 30 years. She received the Willystine Goodsell Award from the Research on Women and Education SIG in 1993. Read more

James M. McPartland, 84, died on January 28. He was former director of the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and a key figure in the development of the landmark 1966 Coleman Report. McPartland was an AERA Fellow. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Most Schools Have Early-Warning Systems. Some Kids Are Still Getting Lost
Education Week, February 27

Lifting As They Climb
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, February 25

Teachers, Here’s How To Successfully Change Careers After Burnout
Forbes, February 22

Why diversity initiatives at colleges and companies are facing political backlash
PBS NewsHour, February 15

AERA Announces 2024 Fellows
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, February 15

Hybrid state funding model may increase community college enrollment
Higher Ed Dive, February 14

PROOF POINTS: Tracking student data falls short in combating absenteeism at school
The Hechinger Report, February 12

Opinion: Do away with standardized testing
The Crimson White, February 11

Cat 'butlers': Why more Koreans are cat-ering to feline friends
The Korea Herald, February 6

To Settle a Lawsuit, California Will Shift $2 Billion to Students Hurt by Pandemic Shutdowns
Education Week, 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