AERA Highlights - January 2019
AERA Highlights - January 2019

January 2019

Research Policy News

Calls for Notable Education Research Prizes
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
WERA Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


Daniel Solorzano, Carla O'Connor to Present Distinguished Annual Meeting Lectures
AERA President Amy Stuart Wells has announced prominent scholars Daniel Solorzano and Carla O’Connor as major speakers at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Read more

High-Profile Presidential Sessions Slated for Annual Meeting
A conversation with Edmund Gordon on assessment in the service of teaching and learning, the promise and peril of social media in a “post-truth” era, and the role of public education in fostering civic debate and civic reasoning are among the compelling topics in this year’s rich and engaging lineup of Annual Meeting presidential sessions. Read more

AERA, Science Community Urge the Education Department to Base Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations on Research and Evidence
AERA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science led 75 scientific societies in submitting comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations. Read more

Grace Period to Renew AERA Membership for 2019 Extended Through February
On January 24, in response to the historic government shutdown, AERA announced it would extend the grace period for all 2018 members to renew for 2019 through February so that furloughed government workers could continue to receive their journals and remain on division and SIG listservs. Read more

AERA and Spencer Foundation Announce Pre-Conference Seminar and Mentoring Program for Early Career Scholars with Disabilities/Disabled Scholars

Up to 20 early career scholars and doctoral candidates will be selected to participate in a two-day seminar to be held immediately before the start of the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto. Read more

AERA and SRCD Announce Early Career Research Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development — February 11 Deadline for Applications
AERA and the Society for Research in Child Development have announced that they are accepting applications for the second cohort of the AERA-SRCD Early Career Research Fellowship. Read more

Research Policy News

New Common Rule Regulations in Effect as of January 21
As of January 21, Common Rule revisions issued in 2017 are in effect for research involving human subjects. Read more

116th Congress Kicks Off with New Committee Assignments; Partial Government Shutdown Ends
Senators and representatives convened on January 3 to kick off the 116th Congress, with much of the conversation surrounding the partial government shutdown, which ended on January 25 after 35 days. Read more

Evidence-Based Policy Bill Signed into Law
On January 15, President Donald Trump signed the Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174). Read more

Senate Confirms OSTP and Census Bureau Directors 
On January 2, the Senate confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier as the new director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Steven Dillingham as the next director of the Census Bureau. Read more

Bipartisan Bill on Sexual Harassment in the Sciences Introduced
On January 3, Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 (H.R. 36). Read more

NICHD Releases Draft Strategic Plan — Comments Due February 15
On January 2, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) issued a request for comments for its FY 2020–2024 strategic plan. 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 Applications for AERA and SRCD Early Career Research Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development—Deadline: February 11
Call for 2019 Brown Lecture Speaker Nominations—Deadline: February 12

AERA Publications Calls

Call for JEBS Editors (2020-2022)—Deadline: February 25
Call for ER Editors (2020-2022)—Deadline: March 15 

WERA Calls

WERA 2019 Focal Meeting Call for Submissions—Deadline: January 31 
Call for WERA-International Research Networks Proposals—Deadline: February 15

Beyond AERA

William T. Grant Foundation Releases 2019 Scholars Program Application Guide
Early Bird Registration Open for COSSA Social Science Advocacy Day
National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research Issues Request for Proposals—Deadline for Letters of Interest: February 4
NSF Issues Call for Proposals for Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1–Deadline for Preliminary Proposals: February 19
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 
NIH Call for Applications for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research - Institutional Research Training Program–Deadline: May 25 
NCES Releases 2016–17 National and State-level High School Graduation Rates
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Issues Report on Art Museum Staff Diversity
What Works Clearinghouse Releases 2018 Year in Review Infographic

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
Kindergarten classes are getting more academic. New research says the kids are all right.
Chalkbeat, January 24
Here's What the New Evidence-Based Policy Law Means for Education Research
Education Week, January 17
Is the President Making Middle School Worse?
The New York Times, January 11
Areas That Voted For Trump See Increased Bullying in Schools After 2016 Election
Newsweek, January 10
Study: Bullying rates at Virginia middle schools were higher in Trump country after his election
The Washington Post, January 9
Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump
National Public Radio, January 9
New research finds link between districts that voted Trump and racist bullying post-election
Chalkbeat, January 8
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, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager