AERA Highlights - July 2018
AERA Highlights - July 2018
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July 2018

Federal Research Appointments and Policy News
AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA President Amy Stuart Wells Discusses the 2019 Annual Meeting Theme
In a new video featured on the AERA website, President Amy Stuart Wells discusses the meaning and importance of the 2019 Annual Meeting Theme: "Leveraging Education Research in a 'Post-Truth' Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence."
2019 Call for AERA Award Nominations
AERA seeks nominations for the 2019 AERA Awards. The submission deadline for 2019 AERA-sponsored awards is November 2, 2018 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which are due October 25, 2018). Read more and submit your nominations
AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for AERA-wide Offices
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for the offices of President-Elect and Member-at-Large (2 positions) for the 2019 election. The deadline to make recommendations is Monday, September 10, 2018. Read more
AERA Nominating Committee for the SIG Executive Committee Seeks Recommendations
The AERA Nominating Committee for the SIG Executive Committee  seeks recommendations for well-qualified candidates for Chair-Elect and one At-Large position during the 2019 election. The deadline to make recommendations is Monday, September 10, 2018. Read more
AERA Executive Director Levine Addresses the Politics of Science Funding at the EuroScience Open Forum
On July 13 in Toulouse, France, Felice J. Levine participated in a panel at the EuroScience Open Forum, the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. The biennial event typically draws over 4,000 attendees from around the world. Read more
AERA Journals Top International Education and Educational Research Rankings
Two AERA journals are ranked in the top ten of the Journal Citation Reports for their 2017 impact factors, released in June. AERA’s journals are included in the “Education and Educational Research” category, which includes 238 peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Read more
2018 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository
More than 3,300 full-text papers presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting were added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository in June. In total, over 30,000 papers from the past nine AERA annual meetings are available online. Read more

Federal Research Appointments and Policy News

Lupia to Lead NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate
On July 9, Arthur (Skip) Lupia, Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, was named the new assistant director for the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate. His term begins September 1. Read more
Albro Appointed for IES Commissioner of NCER; Other Education Appointments Confirmed
Elizabeth Albro was appointed to serve as commissioner of the National Center for Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences and began her new role on July 9. Prior to this, she served as the associate commissioner for teaching and learning at NCER. Read more
Dillingham Nominated for Census Bureau Directorship
On July 18, President Trump announced the nomination of Steven Dillingham, who has served in leadership roles at federal statistical agencies, to serve as the next director of the United States Census Bureau. The nomination requires Senate confirmation. Read more
HHS Releases Draft Guidance for Burden-Reducing Provisions in Revised Common Rule
In June, the Department of Health and Human Services delayed the general compliance date for the 2018 requirements of the revised Common Rule to January 20, 2019, to allow the implementation of three burden-reducing provisions for research studies. Read more



AERA 2017–18 Congressional Fellows Discuss Their Experience on Capitol Hill and Connecting Education Research with Policymaking 
In 2017–18, the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program included four appointments. The fellowships conclude in July–August 2018. Learn about the Fellows' experiences in their own words in the following Q&A's.
Q&A: Jennifer Ayscue
Jennifer Ayscue served in the offices of Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), working alongside the education policy advisor to cover the education portfolio from early childhood through higher education. Read more and watch her short video
Q&A: Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin worked in the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on issues related to the Higher Education Act, the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, early childhood and K–12 education, child care, and adult education. Read more
Q&A: Zewelanji Serpell
Zewelanji Serpell worked in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce for Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), focusing on accountability and accreditation in higher education and issues specific to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Read more
Q&A: Kathryn Wentzel 
Kathryn Wentzel worked in the office of Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) on legislation related to social and emotional learning, civic education, hunger and homelessness among college students, teacher stress, school discipline, and school transitions. Read more

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
Contributors: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager