AERA Highlights - July 2019

July 2019

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


AERA Journals Top International Education and Educational Research Rankings
Four AERA journals are ranked in the top 20 of the Journal Citation Reports' “Education and Educational Research” category, which includes 243 peer-reviewed scholarly journals from around the world. Read more
Education Researchers Selected as Presidential Early Career Awardees
On July 2, President Trump announced the 2019 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Education research was recognized with a sizeable number of awardees. Read more
2020 Call for AERA Award Nominations

AERA seeks nominations for the 2020 AERA Awards. The submission deadline for 2020 AERA-sponsored awards is October 31, 2019 (except nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which are due October 23, 2019).  Read more and submit your nominations 

Call for Review of Research in Education Editorship Applications
The AERA Journal Publications Committee invites applications for the 2022 and 2024 editorship of the Review of Research in Education. Read the call

Research Policy and Funding News

White House Drops Effort to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
Despite a last-minute attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court ruled that the rationale for doing so was “contrived,” the Trump administration, on July 11, officially dropped its efforts to put the question on the census. Read more
Trump Executive Order Targets Federal Advisory Committees
In June, President Trump issued an executive order for agencies to cut a third of their federal advisory committees not required by law by September 30. It also restricts the creation of new committees. Read more
OMB Issues Guidance for Agencies to Implement Evidence Act
On July 10, the White House Office of Management and Budget released guidance to federal agencies for the first year of implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act). Read more

House Passes Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act
On July 23, the House passed H.R. 36, the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act, by a voice vote. The bipartisan bill takes important steps in supporting research and data collection to address the causes and consequences of sexual and gender harassment in STEM. Read more

House Advances Two-Year Budget Agreement to Increase Spending Caps
On July 25, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which includes a two-year budget agreement brokered by congressional leaders and the White House. Read more

House Science Subcommittees Hold Joint Hearing on Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies
On July 17, the House Science Subcommittees on Research and Technology and on Investigations and Oversight held a hearing regarding issues in ensuring research integrity at federal agencies, with a focus on H.R. 1709, the Scientific Integrity Act. Read more

NCES to Hire Five Researchers 
Starting on July 29, the National Center for Education Statistics will be hiring up to five researchers through USAJOBS for permanent general schedule positions across a number of different projects. Read more

AERA Calls

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for President-Elect and At-large Council Members—Deadline: September 9

Call for AERA Research and Dissertation Grant Applications—Deadline: September 25

Call for AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Applications—Deadline: November 1

AERA Publications Calls

AERA Open Special Topic Call for Papers: Rural Education Finance and Policy—Deadline for Abstracts: September 1

2021 Volume of RRE Call for Proposals—Deadline: September 30

Beyond AERA

NCES Reports

NCES Releases Preliminary Data on Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

NCES Issues New Report on Student Reports of Bullying

New NCES Report Describes Outcomes of 2015–16 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients One Year After Graduation

NCES Report Examines Trends in the Percentage of Total Price of Attendance Covered by Pell Grants and Federal Loan Receipt of Pell Grant Recipients

Funding Opportunities

IES Posts Additional FY 2020 Research Funding Webinars

Call for Letters of Inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation’s Research Grants on Reducing Inequality—Deadline: August 1

Call for Letters of Inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation’s Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence—Deadline: August 1

NEH Seeks Proposals for National Convenings on the State of American History and Civics Education—Deadline: August 12

National Humanities Center Call for Fellowship Applications—Deadline: October 10

Calls for Nominations

Society for Research on Adolescence Seeks Nominations for an Editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence—Deadline: September 1

Call for Nominations for the National Science Board’s Vannevar Bush Award—Deadline: September 27

Call for Nominations for the National Science Board’s Public Service Award—Deadline: September 27

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

For Latino School Kids, Racial Segregation Is Getting Worse. But Economic Integration Is Rising
LAist, July 31

The segregation of Latino schoolchildren: The bad — and a dash of good — news
The Washington Post, July 30

Texas’ Top 10% automatic admission rule for state schools isn’t making student populations more diverse, study says
KXAN TV, July 30

Segregation of Latino Students from White Peers Increased Over a Generation, Study Finds
Education Week, July 30

How's Your Local Head Start Performing? Sampling Classrooms May Not Be Enough
Education Week, July 18

Head Start quality varies across classrooms, study shows
Education Dive, July 18

Hispanic student enrollment decreases after ICE and police partnership
Univision, July 12

Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good?
Education Week, July 8

Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities
The Hechinger Report, July 8

Government Cooperation on Immigration Enforcement Means Fewer Hispanic Students
U.S. News & World Report, July 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, and Martha Yager