AERA Highlights - July 2023
AERA Highlights - July 2023

July 2023


Don’t Miss Out on the 2024 Annual Meeting—Final Submission Deadline, July 31
The 2024 AERA Annual Meeting is a can’t-miss event for the latest in education research and opportunities for intellectual exchange, networking, and professional development across wide-ranging arenas. Read more

Countdown to Deadline for 2024 Annual Meeting Submissions at July 31, 11:59 pm PT!

AERA Announces New Editor Team for Educational Researcher
AERA has announced the appointment of Nicholas Bowman (University of Iowa) as the new editor-in-chief of Educational Researcher for 2024–2026. Joining Bowman are three co-editors: Olusola O. Adesope (Washington State University), Brian P. An (University of Iowa), and Anjalé (AJ) Welton (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Read more
Two AERA Journals in Top 10 of This Year’s Impact Factor Rankings
Two AERA journals are ranked in the top 10 of the Journal Citation Reports, released in June. Read more

2023 Annual Meeting Authors Encouraged to Upload Papers in the AERA Online Paper Repository—Deadline: August 10
AERA encourages all 2023 Annual Meeting paper authors to take advantage of the opportunity to make their meeting paper available through the AERA Online Paper Repository, if they have not done so already.  Read more

2023 Annual Meeting Paper Authors Still Have Time to Create or Upload Presentations in the AERA i-Presentation Gallery—Deadline August 25
2023 Annual Meeting paper authors still have time to create or upload their 2023 presentations to the AERA i-Presentation Gallery, if they have not done so already. Read more

AERA to Offer Course on Social Network Analysis and Education Research on August 10—Register Now
The 2023 AERA Virtual Research Learning Series continues with another affordable, high-quality professional development opportunity on August 10. Read more


#AERA23 Content Access Available at an Affordable Price

Research and Science Policy News

AERA Joins Multisociety Statement on Harvard-UNC Supreme Court Ruling
On July 19, AERA joined 47 signers of a multisociety statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North CarolinaRead more

AERA Submits Comments to Inform Roadmap for National Science Foundation’s TIP Directorate
On July 27, AERA submitted comments in response to a request for information on developing a roadmap for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships. Read more

New ERIC Data Provide Insight Into Access and Use of Publicly Available AERA Publications
The Education Resources Information Center, a searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information first established in 1964 and enhanced and maintained by the Institute of Education Sciences has just released a six-month report on the period January 1 through June 30, 2023. Read more

FY 2024 Appropriations Process Moves Forward
Throughout July, the House and Senate appropriations committee have considered bills to fund the government for the 2024 fiscal year. Read more

NIH Prohibits Use of Generative AI in Peer Review Process
On June 23, the National Institutes of Health issued an update to existing policy regarding confidentiality and privacy in the peer review process to clarify that NIH peer reviewers are prohibited from using generative artificial intelligence tools in reviewing proposals. Read more

AERA Nominations Sought

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2024 Elected Officers: Deadline September 7
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Read more

Nominating Committee for AERA SIG Executive Committee Seeks Recommendations—Deadline: September 14
The Nominating Committee for the AERA Special Interest Groups Executive Committee seeks recommendations for well-qualified candidates to run for two positions as member-at-large in the 2024 election. Read more


Nominating Committee for AERA Graduate Student Council Welcomes Recommendations—Deadline: September 14
The AERA Graduate Student Council Nominating Committee welcomes recommendations of well-qualified individuals as potential candidates to run for GSC office in the 2024 election. Read more

Nominations for 2024 AERA Awards Due October 12
AERA seeks nominations for the 2024 AERA Awards. The nominations deadline is October 12

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.

IES has released the FY 2024 Education Research Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA). The application deadline is September 21, 2023. Through this grants program, IES supports both basic and applied research focused on helping to improve education experiences and outcomes for learners in the United States.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Don Beach, 76, died April 19. He was a Regents Professor and former dean at Tarleton State University. Beach was a member of Division A–Administration, Organization and Leadership. Read more

Clive M. Beck, 84, died on June 30. He was a professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Read more

Judith A. Dawson, 84, died on July 25. She retired from the Illinois State Board of Education, where she worked in evaluation and assessment. Read more

Mary Kennedy, 80, died on July 1. She was a professor emerita at the College of Education at Michigan State University. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Black fraternity joins list of Orlando convention cancellations
Orlando Sentinel, July 28

Ginkgo Bioworks fellowship aims to open doors for Black STEM students
Boston Globe, July 24

8 Creative Strategies To Combat Summer Learning Loss For K-12 Students
Forbes, July 24

Whose Life Experiences Are Being Disappeared by Book Banning?
Education Week, July 24

SoCal summer camp teaches kids about marine science
Spectrum News 1, July 20

Overturn of affirmative action generates criticism, concern within Penn community
The Daily Pennsylvanian, July 20

The Substitute Teacher
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 18

Academic journals that give journalists free access
The Journalist's Resource, July 12

Steve Jobs Said Living a Happy, Successful, and Meaningful Life Comes Down to 5 Simple Things
Inc. Australia, July 12

Report: Wisconsin schools that went remote for longer saw socioeconomic gaps in high school graduation rates expand
Wisconsin Public Radio, July 12

Kids Cartoon Characters That Use AI to Customize Responses Help Children Learn
The 74, July 11

Race-based college admissions are now banned, but Texas schools still have ways to ensure campuses are diverse
The Texas Tribune, July 11

School’s Out. Should You Worry About the ‘Summer Slide’?
Scientific American, July 10

New program delivers summer reading for Heber Valley Elementary students
KPCW, July 8

Winter isn't coming: Game of Thrones con, three others pull out of Orlando
WMFE, July 5

The Supreme Court Overturned College Affirmative Action
Quick Telecast, July 4

A small number of teachers can double the racial gap in disciplinary action
eSchool News, July 3

Mike Pence Thinks Racial Inequality Doesn’t Exist in Education
Daily Beast, July 2

Black engineers, Game of Thrones fans cancel Orlando events over political concerns
Orlando Sentinel, June 30

Affirmative action: What to know about the Supreme Court cases
ABC NewsJune 29

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
Editorial and Production Team: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, and Martha Yager
Contributors: Nathan Bell and Christy Talbot