AERA Highlights January 2014
AERA Highlights January 2014

January 2014


2014 AERA Election Opens
On January 15, AERA opened the 2014 election with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Voting members should have received a personalized link by e-mail to access their ballot.
Past President Elliot Eisner Dies
AERA Past President Elliot W. Eisner died on January 10 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Eisner, professor emeritus of education and art at Stanford University, served as AERA President in 1992-93. A memorial symposium will be held at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting.
AERA Urges Expanded Civil Rights Data Collection
In response to a request for comments from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on the Civil Rights Data Collection, AERA is urging OCR to expand the data elements it collects. 

AERA Executive Director Presents on Research Ethics at UK Conference
AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine presented on “Reflection and Developments in Research Ethics and Governance: A U.S. Perspective” earlier this month at a conference of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. 
AERA Hosts What Works Network Representatives From the UK
Earlier this month, Gerald Sroufe, AERA director of government relations, hosted a meeting of representatives of the British government’s What Works Network.
AERA Webpage to Feature Members in the News
AERA is launching an “AERA Members in the News” webpage that will feature AERA members whose research is covered by the media, who are quoted as experts in news stories, or whose opinion pieces on education research-related topics are published in regional, national, or international news outlets.


Research Policy and Funding News

NRC Panel Issues Recommendations on Common Rule
A National Research Council panel released a report this month urging that federal regulations that protect human research subjects clarify the review process for social and behavioral science research. AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine served on the panel.
Appropriations Bill Restores Some Education Research Funding, Drops “Coburn Amendment”
On January 17, President Barack Obama signed into law an FY2014 appropriations bill for all federal agencies, or an omnibus, that restores some of the funding for education and social science research that had been cut by sequestration during FY2013.
Congress Gives a Boost to Open Access
Buried in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress is language that would require taxpayer-funded research to be made publicly available online within 12 months of publication.
McLaughlin Named Head of National Center for Special Education Research
Joan McLaughlin has been named commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences. 



New Data Releases

NCES Releases Digest of Education Statistics 2012
The National Center for Education Statistics recently released its Digest of Education Statistics 2012

IES Releases New Data From Education Longitudinal Study of 2002
The Institute of Education Sciences has released A First Look at 2002 High School Sophomores 10 Years Later, the third and final follow-up survey of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002



AERA Deadlines

Reminder: Applications for Institute on Statistical Analysis  Deadline: February 10
Reminder: Call for Education Research Conference Proposals – Deadline: February 20
Reminder: AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline: March 3      


New AERA Videos: Scholars Discuss Their Research



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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: Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Phat Nguyen, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Gerald Sroufe, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager

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