AERA Highlights - June 2019
AERA Highlights - June 2019

June 2019

AERA Publications News

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


AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2020 Nominees

The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Read more

Susan Faircloth Elected Division A Vice President; Outgoing VP Mónica Byrne-Jiménez Appointed UCEA Executive Director
Susan C. Faircloth was unanimously elected by the AERA Executive Board in June as vice president of Division A (Administration, Organization, and Leadership). Faircloth’s appointment fills the role vacated by Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, who stepped down as of June 1 to focus on her new appointment as executive director of the University Council for Educational Administration. Read more

Prudence Carter to Deliver 2019 Brown Lecture in Education Research 
Prudence L. Carter, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and national expert on inequality in education, has been selected by AERA to present the 2019 Brown Lecture in Education Research. Read more

AERA Announces 2019–20 Minority Dissertation Fellows
AERA has announced the recipients of the 2019–20 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research and Travel Awards. Read more

Capitol Hill Briefing Examines Evidence for Improving School Safety 
On June 12, nearly 100 congressional staff, federal employees, and members of the research community attended a congressional briefing on school safety hosted by AERA, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and the National Academy of Education. Read more

2019 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository
More than 4,200 full-text papers presented at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting were added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository in June. Read more

AERA Publications News

New Editor Team to Take Helm of ER
AERA has named June Ahn (University of California, Irvine), Thurston Domina (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Andrew McEachin (RAND Corporation), Dana Thompson Dorsey (University of Pittsburgh), and Sarah Woulfin (University of Connecticut) as coeditors of Educational Researcher for the 2020–2022 volume years. Read more

New JEBS Editor 
AERA has named Steven Andrew Culpepper (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) as editor of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics for the 2020–2022 volume years. Read more
AERA to Release Two New Volumes This Summer
Later this summer, AERA will release two groundbreaking volumes. Both focus, from different perspectives, on the needs of underserved students. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

Supreme Court Rules that Citizenship Question Cannot Yet Be Added to 2020 Census
On June 27, the Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision, ruled that the district court in New York took appropriate action in blocking the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, based on the rationale for adding the question presented by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Read more

National Academies’ Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education and Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
On June 13, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report, Monitoring Educational Equity, that calls for a centralized system of indicators of educational equity in an effort to bring attention to disparities in the U.S. education system. Read more

House Takes Up FY 2020 Appropriations Packages Including Education Research Agencies
On June 19, the House voted 226–203 to pass an appropriations package, HR 2740, consisting of four spending bills for FY 2020, including the legislation for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Read more

Input Sought on 2019-20 Draft Action Plan for Federal Data Strategy
The federal agencies involved in the Federal Data Strategy have issued a draft action plan for public comment on the first year of implementing activities. Read more

GAO Issues Preliminary Findings on Agency Actions on Sexual Harassment in STEM
On June 12, the Government Accountability Office issued preliminary findings of a study on policies for university grantees and information sharing among five science agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Read more

House Science Committee Advances Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee passed the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act (HR 36) by voice vote on June 20. Read more

NIH Takes Steps to Address Sexual Harassment and Advance Inclusion in the Sciences
During the month of June, the National Institutes of Health took steps designed to address sexual harassment in the sciences and change the way women and other underrepresented groups are treated in the scholarly professions—especially the sciences. Read more


2020 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions—Deadline: July 10

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

IES Director Mark Schneider Shares Thoughts on the Agency’s New Requests for Applications

IES Announces FY 2020 Grant Competitions in Education and Special Education Research and Training

OECD Releases the Teaching and Learning International Survey

New Survey Explores Scientists’ Attitudes Toward Science Communications 

New GAO Report Advises Education Department to Take Immediate Action to Address Inaccuracies in Federal Restraint and Seclusion Data

New Report Provides Data on the Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States (2017–18)

NCES Releases Report on Algebra I Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment

Call for Nominations for the Dunette Prize (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology/APA Division 14 and the SIOP Foundation)—Deadline: June 30

Request for Applications for Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnership Awards (National Academy of Sciences’ Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication Research and Practice)—Deadline: July 1

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

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Study: Universal SAT testing in Virginia would identify more prospective students for major universities
The Washington Post, June 25

New study: Students ready for college miss key step of taking admissions test
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 25

For High-Performing, Low-Income Students, Taking a College Admission Test for Free Could Be a Game-Changer
Education Week, June 25

Calculating faculty bias against conservative students
The Hechinger Report, June 24

As classrooms grow more diverse, equity training shows teachers have a lot to learn
The Kansas City Star, June 23

Study: Socioeconomic-based integration changes 'schooling contexts' for black students
Education Dive, June 18

The paradox of working while in college
The Hechinger Report, June 17

Researchers: Ed Dept's ‘blanket approval’ of ESSA plans signals shift in federal-state relationships
Education Dive, June 13

San Antonio an epicenter of newfound appreciation for Mexican American Studies
San Antonio Express-News, June 13

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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: Nathan Bell, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Calvin Spivey, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly and Martha Yager