AERA Highlights - March 2021

March 2021

Annual Meeting News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


Rich Milner Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, has been voted AERA president-elect. Read more

AERA Speaks Out on the Shootings in Atlanta and Growing Anti-Asian Violence
"The shooting deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in Atlanta yesterday is a horrendous tragedy, and just the latest incident in an ever growing wave of mass violence in our country. We extend our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of the victims and to communities in Atlanta and across the United States that have been deeply affected by this senseless assault." Read more

AERA, APA, and NCME Announce the Open Access Release of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
AERA, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council for Measurement in Education are pleased to announce that the current edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing is now open access in English and Spanish. Read more

AERA Member Emily Rauscher Selected as FABBS Early Career Impact Award Recipient
AERA member Emily Rauscher has been selected as a 2021 Early Career Impact Award recipient by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. Read more

AERA and OECD Hold Research Forum on the Global Teaching InSights Study‚Äč
On March 11, AERA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development held an interactive forum, “The Global Teaching InSights Video Study: Methodology, Data, and Research Opportunities,” to examine research opportunities and lessons learned from OECD’s Global Teaching InSights Video Study. Read more

Annual Meeting News

Coming to the AERA Virtual Annual Meeting—A Unique Opportunity
AERA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will be held on an interactive and dynamic platform that will offer all attendees an inviting, user-friendly virtual environment. Read more

Annual Meeting Presidential Address and Major Lectures Are Not to Be Missed
AERA President Shaun Harper’s presidential address and major lectures by preeminent scholars in the field of education research promise to be intellectually engaging, thought-provoking, and stimulating. Read more

High-Profile Annual Meeting Sessions Will Engage Attendees and Catalyze the Field
The AERA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting features a rich array of high-profile sessions curated to engage attendees on many of the most pressing and timely topics that face education researchers on regional, national, and global levels. Read more

AERA Continues Its Ombuds Program at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
AERA will continue its Ombuds Program as part of the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. First introduced at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, the Annual Meeting Ombuds is an important component of AERA’s ongoing commitment and expanded initiatives to ensure a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for all who participate in AERA meetings and events. Read more

Register Now for Annual Meeting Professional Development Courses

Research Policy and Funding News

With FY 2022 Appropriations Process about to Get Underway, AERA Urges Boosts to Research Funding
In early April, President Biden is expected to release preliminary details of the administration’s budget request for FY 2022. The budget request is typically released in February, but the administration’s first budget has been delayed due to challenges with the transition from the previous administration and the absence of a permanent director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Read more

American Rescue Plan Act Includes Emergency Funding to IES and NSF for COVID-19 Response
On March 11, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. The legislation provides $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief and stimulus in response to the continued needs created by the pandemic. Read more

House Science Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan NSF Reauthorization Bill
On March 26, House Science Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), along with Chairwoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Ranking Member Michael Waltz (R-FL) of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology introduced the National Science Foundation for the Future Act. Read more

AERA Calls

Call for Applications for AERA Grants Program—Deadline: May 12

Call for Applications for AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Deadline: May 24

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.

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Research: Video Learning May be More Effective Than In-person Lectures
Tech & Learning, March 31 

Dr. H. Richard Milner IV Voted President-Elect of AERA
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 29 

Why Black Teachers Walk Away
Edutopia, March 26

From Fee to Free: The Move to an Open-Access Digital Publication
Associations Now, March 25

New Orleans mayor, local groups denounce anti-Asian racism after Atlanta shootings, March 20

Atlanta shootings: Anti-Asian violence rising in schools, too
District Administration, March 18

Opinion: Time for Colorado colleges to say “be gone” to the ACT and SAT
Denver Post, March 11

Digital books can affect learning skills of young children
The Week, March 10

Study: Print picture books may be better than digital ones for young readers
UPI, March 9

FAFSA Applications Fell After COVID — And For Many Incoming Freshmen, They Haven’t Recovered
The 74, March 9

Most e-books harm children learning to read, research finds, as technology distracts from stories
The Telegraph, March 9

Concerns deepen over amount of pandemic relief for US research
Research Professional News, March 4

Report: Parent school reviews correlate with test scores, not growth or effectiveness
Education Dive, March 3

How parents’ online school reviews reflect racial disparities
District Administration, March 2

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: Lori Diane Hill, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, Tong Wu, and Martha Yager