AERA Highlights July 2015

July 2015

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA Holds Capitol Hill Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education
Nearly 100 congressional staff, federal agency employees, and members of the research community attended AERA’s congressional briefing on its recently released report LGBTQ Issues in Education, on July 9.
AERA Conference Examines Early Childhood Research
On July 15–17, AERA held a research-intensive conference on “Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research: Creating Synergies Among Segregated Scholarly Communities. 
AERA and ASHE Issue Joint Resolution on Tenure and Academic Freedom in Wisconsin
Adopted and Issued by both organizations, June 30, 2015 
AERA Releases Statement on the Charleston Shootings and Racism in America
Adopted in a Unanimous Resolution by the Council of the American Educational Research Association on June 26, 2015 
2015 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository
More than 2,910 full-text papers from research presentations given at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting have been added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository.
AERA Journals Top International Education and Education Research Rankings
Two AERA journals are ranked in the top ten of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), released in June 2015. AERA’s journals are included in the “Education and Educational Research” category, which includes 224 peer-reviewed scholarly journals.  

Research Policy and Funding News

Ruth Neild Named to Lead Institute of Education Sciences
Ruth Curran Neild, who had been the commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, assumed the responsibility of directing the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
House and Senate ESEA Bills Advance with Student Privacy Provisions
A successful reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will depend on the ability of House and Senate negotiators to agree on a bill that President Obama will sign into law.
House and Senate Appropriations Committees Vote to Cut Education Spending
On June 19, the House Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would cut the Education Department budget by $2.8 billion, terminating 27 programs, the brunt of them in K–12 education. 
“Innovation Imperative” Calls for Restored Federal Commitment to Research and Development
AERA, along with more than 250 industry, higher education, scientific, and engineering organizations, have signed on to a call urging Congress to enact policies and make investments that ensure the United States remains the global innovation leader.

AERA Calls

Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published 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
ContributorsJuliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager