AERA Highlights - March 2023
AERA Highlights - March 2023

March 2023


Annual Meeting Online Platform and Mobile App to Open by April 7
The 2023 AERA Annual Meeting online platform and Mobile App (AERA2023) will open by April 7. Read more

AERA Brings Youth to AERA Annual Meeting
The 2023 Annual Meeting will feature several exciting new opportunities for youth to participate in the place-based component of the conference in Chicago, April 13–16. Read more

AERA Features Graduate Students and Early Career Scholars Across the Annual Meeting Program​
The 2023 AERA Annual Meeting will feature the work of thousands of early career scholars and graduate students across all components of the program—including division, SIG, and committee sessions. Read more

Celebrating and Supporting Cultural Diversity at the Annual Meeting
The 2023 Annual Meeting will provide important opportunities for participants to uphold and celebrate cultural diversity, both of its attendees and of the host city of Chicago, through special initiatives that are new this year. Read more

AERA Research and Science Policy Forum to Feature Conversations with Federal Officials and on Timely Issues​
The Research and Science Policy Forum at the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting will highlight important areas at the intersection of education research and science policy. Read more

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Presidential Sessions to Engage Attendees on Pressing Topics in Education Research​
AERA President Rich Milner and the 2023 Presidential Program co-chairs have developed a series of presidential sessions that contribute to the 2023 Annual Meeting theme, “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth,” which focuses on ensuring equitable processes and results through education research. Read more

AERA Continues Its Ombuds Program at the 2023 Annual Meeting
AERA will continue its Ombuds Program as part of the 2023 Annual Meeting. Read more

AERA Announces 2023 Fellows
AERA has announced the selection of 24 exemplary scholars as 2023 AERA Fellows. Read more

AERA and SIG Leaders Issue Joint Statement on the Work and Legacy of the Late Judy Heumann ​​
Judith “Judy” Heumann, widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement, passed away unexpectedly in Washington, D.C., on the afternoon of March 4, 2023. Read more

AERA Names Recipients of Dissertation and Research Grant Awards
AERA has announced 10 recipients of its dissertation and research grant awards. Read more

Nationally and Internationally Accredited. Community Focused. Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies. Learn more

Learn More: Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies

Annual Meeting Important Notices

Recorded Trainings Available for i-Presentation Creation
Authors of papers for presentation at the 2023 Annual Meeting now have available an additional support tool when creating an i-Presentation. Read more

Register Your Vaccine Status with SafeAccess Before Traveling to Chicago
To attend AERA’s 2023 Annual Meeting in person (in Chicago, April 13–16), all participants, except those with a medically documented condition or a personal attestation of religious reasons, must have up-to-date vaccination and at least one booster (if eligible). Read more

Visit the AERA Booth and Lounge in Chicago
As part of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, AERA will host a Booth and Lounge in the Exhibit Hall, where attendees can purchase new books with free domestic shipping, pick up free journal copies, learn more about AERA programs, and enjoy a series of raffles and giveaways of AERA swag. Read more

Meet with Journal Editors from AERA and Other Publishers at Journal Talks in Chicago
At the 2023 Annual Meeting, AERA is offering four in-person Journal Talks sessions, where meeting attendees are encouraged to meet with AERA journal editors and editors from many other publishers. Read more

Loyola University Chicago School of Education: We Do the Work

Loyola University Chicago School of Education: We Do the Work


Join the AERA SIG: Research in Reading and Literacy at the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

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AERA Publications News

AERA To Release New Book on State Spending for Higher Education Led by Delaney
This April, AERA will release Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education, a pioneering book led by volume editor Jennifer A. Delaney (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). Read more

Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Topic of Teacher Pensions
A newly released special issue of Educational Researcher, titled “Teacher Pensions: Implications for Retention, Compensation, Quality, and Equity,” presents research on a variety of policy issues surrounding teacher pensions. Read more

First Look at Educational Researcher’s Special Issue on Anti-Black Racism in Education
Educational Researcher’s first set of Anti-Black Racism in Education articles has been released. Read more

Research and Policy News


AERA Provides Comments on Priorities for NCER Research and Development Centers​
On March 6, AERA provided comments in response to a Request for Information on future research priorities and topics for the National Education Research and Development Centers, of the National Center for Education Research. Read more

FY 2024 Budget Request Proposes Increased Investment for Education Research and Statistics
On March 9, the Biden administration released its budget request for the 2024 fiscal year. Read more

AERA Calls

2024 Annual Meeting Call for Volunteer Reviewers—Deadline: April 28

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024–2026

Federal Funding Opportunities

A Summer RCT Institute for Established Researchers—Deadline: April 7

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.

The Russell Sage Foundation has several upcoming funding opportunities that may be of interest to AERA members.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Glen Irving Earthman, 95, died on March 26. He was an associate professor emeritus in educational leadership at Virginia Tech. Read more

Carl Kaestle, 82, died January 5. Kaestle was an emeritus professor of education, history, and public policy emeritus at Brown University, and a former president of the National Academy of Education. He was an AERA Fellow, recipient of the AERA Review of Research Award, and served on the AERA Task Force on IES Reauthorization. Read more

Fred Newmann, 86, died February 10. He worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madision’s School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction for three decades. Newmann received the AERA Palmer O. Johnson Award in 2003 and an AERA Presidential Citation in 2002. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Texas has thousands of schools without a Black teacher. Here's how San Antonio stacks up.
San Antonio Express-News, March 30

Madison teachers union pushes for better pay, more resources amid staffing shortage
The Daily Cardinal, March 30

Black parents say implicit bias bill will carry a cost for all Knoxville students
Knoxville News Sentinel, March 27

There’s a Good Chance Your Superintendent Has One of These 15 Names
Education Week, March 24

New Initiative Seeks to Provide Clearer Data on MSIs
Inside Higher Ed, March 21

The Origins of Racial Inequality in Education
Education Week, March 20

What Does It Take to Be a ‘Minority-Serving Institution’?
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 20

School bus shift: Cleveland City Schools explain need for change in start times
News Channel 9, March 16

What Are the Odds Your Superintendent Is Named Michael, John or David?
EdSurge, March 14

RPS to launch 200-day school year in July
Richmond Free Press, March 9

Performance-based funding linked to higher SAT scores in bottom quarter
Higher Ed Dive, March 8

Summer programs still robust for 2023, but future slowdown looms
K-12 Dive, March 7

Dr. Janelle Scott Voted President-Elect of AERA
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 1

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: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager