AERA Highlights - January 2022
AERA Highlights - January 2022

January 2022

AERA Publications News
Research and Science Policy News
AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
In Memoriam
AERA in the News


AERA 2022 Election Is Open—Cast Your Ballot by 
February 11

The AERA 2022 election opened on Thursday, January 13, with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Read more

Countdown to 2022 AERA Annual Meeting Begins, Platform for Virtual Component Selected
With 2022 AERA Annual Meeting registration opening on January 11 and the program released on January 20, the countdown to the largest gathering of education researchers in the world is now underway. Read more

Rich Milner | National Education Policy Center

High-Profile Presidential Sessions Scheduled for 2022 Annual Meeting
AERA President Na'ilah Suad Nasir and Presidential Program Co-Chairs Tryphenia Peele-Eady and Elizabeth Tipton have developed 39 presidential sessions that contribute to the 2022 Annual Meeting theme, “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century,” which focuses on ways to build education systems that champion equity and justice. Read more

Compelling Line-up of Professional Development Courses Unveiled for Annual Meeting
AERA has announced a robust program of professional development courses for the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego. Read more

Kumeyaay Community College Selected as Designated Charity for 2022 Annual Meeting
Each year, the AERA president designates an organization on the annual meeting registration form to which conference attendees can make a charitable contribution. This year, AERA President Na’ilah Suad Nasir has selected Kumeyaay Community College, a public community college located on the Sycuan Indian Reservation in San Diego County. Read more

Presenters in Place-Based Sessions Who Wish to Migrate to Virtual Need to Do So by March 8
2022 Annual Meeting participants in accepted sessions, paper sessions, roundtable sessions, and symposia who, as a group, wish to move from the place-based meeting in San Diego to the virtual platform have until March 8 to do so. Read more

Invites to Create Posters in the AERA Interactive Presentation Gallery to Be Sent Mid-February; 2021 Annual Meeting Presentations Now Available in Gallery
First-listed authors of accepted papers for the 2022 Annual Meeting will receive invitations to create their presentations in the AERA 2022 Interactive Presentation Gallery in mid-February. Read more

U.S. Vaccination Cardholders Attending On-Site Annual Meeting Need to Confirm Vaccination Status Soon; Process in Place for Non-U.S. Vaccination Cardholders
AERA urges those who plan to attend the place-based component of the 2022 Annual Meeting to review and follow the process for verifying their COVID-19 vaccination status as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute delays that may affect their ability to attend. Read more

Sean Twombly and Paula Skedsvold Bring Their Expertise to AERA Senior Staff
AERA has brought on two experienced association leaders to join AERA’s senior professional team. In January, Sean Twombly and Paula Skedsvold joined AERA as Director of Membership, Outreach, and Engagement and 2022 Visiting Scholar, respectively. Read more

As of January, AERA is providing all members with free electronic access to its entire suite of journals, reducing its carbon footprint and providing members with much more content. Learn more

AERA Publications News

AERA Announces New Editor Team for Review of Educational Research
AERA has announced the appointment of Midred Boveda, Karly Sarita Ford, Erica Frankenberg, and Francesca López (all at Pennsylvania State University) as the new co-editors of Review of Educational Research for 2022–2025. Read more

Educational Researcher Author Awarded TIRF Alatis Prize
Chris Chang-Bacon, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Education, has been named this year’s recipient of the TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for his 2021 Educational Researcher article “Generation Interrupted: Rethinking ‘Students with Interrupted Formal Education’ (SIFE) in the Wake of a Pandemic." Read more

Research and Science Policy News

NASEM Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Announces Carlotta M. Arthur as New Executive Director
Carlotta M. Arthur has been named the new executive director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Academies of Sciences.  Read more

IES Seeks Information on Interventions in Middle School Science and Elementary Math for Students with Disabilities
On January 13, the National Center for Education Evaluation in the Institute of Education Sciences issued a request for information on interventions in middle school science and early math interventions for students with disabilities. Read more

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

National Science Board Releases 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators
On January 20, the National Science Board published the 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators, including reports and data on the state of science and engineering in the United States and how the nation compares to other countries. Read more

White House OSTP Releases Report from Scientific Integrity Task Force
On January 11, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released Protecting the Integrity of Government Science, a report of the OSTP Scientific Integrity Fast-Track Action Committee. Read more

House Leadership Unveils America COMPETES Act
On January 25, the House announced the introduction of the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength Act of 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, 2022

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 93, died on December 20. She was a professor emerita in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1997, she received an AERA Presidential Citation for Lifetime Achievement. Read more

Robert W. Paskel, 85, died on December 26. He retired from Pinellas County Schools (Fla.) in 2000 after serving as deputy superintendent. Read more

Lois Roets, 84, died on December 28. She retired from the University of Iowa in 2010. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Guest Opinion: We need a thinking system of education
Courier Times, January 28, 2022

‘Teaching has always been hard, but it’s never been like this’ – elementary school teachers talk about managing their classrooms during a pandemic
The Conversation, January 26, 2022

Proof Points: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds
The Hechinger Report, January 17, 2022

Petting cats and dogs for minutes, what does it do to your body?
OI Canadian, January 1, 2022

Want to get students engaged? Consider career-based classes
The Optimist Daily, December 30, 2021

DN Debate: "Digital texts more than just a copy of printed text"
Dagens Nyheter, December 27, 2021 

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: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager