AERA Highlights - March 2019
AERA Highlights - March 2019

March 2019

Research Policy and Funding News
Calls for Notable Education Research Prizes
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA Announces 2019 Award Winners in Education Research
AERA has announced the winners of its 2019 awards for excellence in education research. Read more
AERA to Introduce an Ombuds Resource at the Annual Meeting
At the 2019 Annual Meeting, AERA will introduce an ombuds resource for meeting participants. An AERA Annual Meeting ombuds serves as a neutral, independent party who is available on-site to hear concerns confidentially. Read more
President Wells on Why the Annual Meeting Opening Plenary Is a "Don't Miss" Event
An excellent introduction to AERA’s 2019 Annual Meeting is the Friday evening Opening Plenary (6:45 p.m.–8:30 p.m., April 5, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, John W. H. Bassett Theater, Room 102). Read more

AERA to Hold Annual Meeting Town Hall Meetings on Gun Violence Research and Transforming a Culture of Sexual Harassment in Academe
AERA will hold two Town Hall meetings featuring prominent scholars and policy experts at its 2019 Annual Meeting. Read more

Additional High-Profile Presidential Sessions Featured at the Annual Meeting
From democratizing evidence in education to redefining media literacy to reconsidering historical narratives in the classroom, this year’s Presidential sessions cover a diverse array of critical issues in education and education research that will inform and engage attendees. Read more
AERA Announces New Cohort of AERA-SRCD Fellows
AERA and the Society for Research in Child Development have announced the 2019–2021 cohort of the AERA-SRCD Early Career Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

IES Director Advances Proposed Priorities for Public Comment
On March 28, the Federal Register published a request for comment on proposed priorities for the Institute of Education Sciences. Comments on the priorities can be submitted at through May 28. Read more

President's Budget Request Proposes Deep Cuts for Education Research
President Donald Trump released his budget request for the 2020 fiscal year on March 11. Overall, the proposed budget includes massive cuts for nondefense spending, including for agencies that support education research and statistical programs. Read more

William Beach Confirmed by Senate as Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner
On March 13, the Senate confirmed William Beach to serve as commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by a 55–44 vote. Read more

Calls for Notable Education Research Prizes

2019 Yidan Prize—Deadline for Nominations: March 31
2020 Grawemeyer Award in Education—Deadline for Nominations: April 15

AERA Calls

Call for Applications for AERA Fellowship Program on Deeper Learning—Deadline: April 30 
Call for AERA Dissertation and Research Grant Proposals—Deadline: May 15

AERA Publications Calls

Call for JEBS Editors 

Beyond AERA

Call for Letters of Inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation’s Research Grants on
Reducing Inequality
—Deadline: May 1
Call for Letters of Inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation’s Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence—Deadline: May 1
NIH Call for Applications for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research - Institutional Research Training Program—Deadline: May 25
Request for Information Seeking Stakeholder Input on the Need for an NIH Administrative Data Enclave—Deadline: May 30
NCES Releases “Projections of Education Statistics to 2027”
New NCES Report Examines 2011–12 First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students’ Persistence, Retention, and Attainment in Postsecondary Education as of Spring 2017

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
The Psychological Aftermath of Surviving School Shootings
Pacific Standard, March 25
Wealth and Admissions
Inside Higher Ed, March 18
Study: Pacific Islanders twice as likely to face school discipline
Education Dive, March 12
Research scholars to air problems with using ‘grit’ at school
The Hechinger Report, March 11
From one white parent to another: Don’t pick schools because they’re selective and mostly white
The Hechinger Report, March 6
Career and Technical Education prepares our students for jobs that haven’t even been created yet, N.J. commissioner says
The Star-Ledger, February 28
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, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager