AERA Highlights - June 2021

June 2021

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
AERA Editor Calls
AERA Report Discount
Notable New Report
Beyond AERA
In Memoriam
AERA in the News


AERA Celebrates Pride Month
AERA proudly supports diversity and inclusion and is committed to advancing empirical evidence to inform practices and policies that support LGBTQ individuals in educational settings. Our LGBTQ resource page provides access to AERA-published journal articles, publications, fact sheets, and other materials of use to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and others with a commitment to LGBTQ education issues. This page will be updated with additional resources during June 2021.

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2022 Elected Officers: Deadline September 1
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Each year, the committee advances a slate of nominations for president-elect and two member-at-large positions. Read more

AERA 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series to Offer Four Courses in June and July—Register Now​
Four courses in the six-part AERA 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series are being offered over the next month. Read more

AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS to Hold Workshop on Shaping Critical Data Science for a Diverse World, July 15—Register Now
The AERA-ICPSR PEERS Data Hub will hold a no-fee workshop on “ICQCM: Shaping Critical Data Science for a Diverse World” on July 15, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm ET. The workshop will broadcast live on Zoom. Read more

AERA Announces 2021–22 Minority Dissertation Fellows
AERA has announced the recipients of the 2021–22 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. This highly selective program, designed for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in education research, offers dissertation fellowships to minority graduate students and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies. Read more

Six engaging professional development courses focused on topics in quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as strategies for scholars to increase writing productivity.


Outgoing NCES Commissioner James "Lynn" Woodworth Reflects on His Term
James “Lynn” Woodworth began his term as commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences in March 2018. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

Office for Civil Rights Calls for Comments on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline
On June 4, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Request for Information asking members of the public to submit written comments on the administration of school discipline in schools serving students in pre-K through 12th grade. Read more

Full Budget Request from President Biden Proposes Significant Boosts for Education Research
On May 28, the Biden administration released its full proposal to fund the federal government in its FY 2022 budget request. Read more

NSF EHR Advisory Committee Considers Racial Equity in STEM, Renaming of Directorate
On May 26–27, the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its spring meeting. Read more

IES Invites Applications for New Awards for FY 2022 for the Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
On June 10, the Federal Register published an announcement of forthcoming FY 2022 requests for applications from the National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research. Read more

AERA Calls

Call for Applications for AERA Grants Program—Deadline: June 15

Call for Input on the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting Presidential Program—Ideas submitted prior to June 30 will be especially useful

AERA 2022 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions—Deadline: July 12

AERA Editor Calls

Call for Editors: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 2023–2025

Call for Editors: Review of Educational Research 2022–2024

AERA Report Discount

During Pride Month, AERA is offering a 50 percent discount on LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, which examines the current state of the knowledge on LGBTQ issues in education and addresses future research directions.

Notable New Report

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released OECD Digital Education Outlook 2021: Pushing the Frontiers with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Robots, which explores how digital technology and smart technologies based on artificial intelligence, learning analytics, and robotics might transform education.

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.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

S. Jay Samuels, 91, died on December 12, 2020. He retired from the Department of Educational Psychology in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development in 2013. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

How the national test-optional experiment played out at US colleges
Higher Ed Dive, June 8

Khan Academy founder shares tips on summer learning
“CBS This Morning”/Yahoo News, June 1

How to choose the right preschool for your child and what to expect to pay
AsiaOne, May 29

There’s a massive child-care worker shortage and the market can’t fix it
Washington Post, May 26

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: Stephanie McGee, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager