AERA Highlights - May 2018
AERA Highlights - May 2018


May 2018

Research Budget and Policy News
AERA Publications Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


2019 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions Opens June 1; Deadline: July 23
The 2019 Annual Meeting theme—“Leveraging Education Research in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence”—is a call to “push back against the post-truth paradigm by demonstrating, with all the skill and energy we can muster, the value of our inquiry and the knowledge we generate.” The call for submissions will be available May 29. The submissions portal opens June 1; the deadline for submissions is July 23. 
AERA Issues Statement on Texas School Shooting
On May 18, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine issued a statement on the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, extending sympathy to those affected and calling again on national leaders to take concrete action to stem the tide of gun violence plaguing American schools and society. Read the statement
Americas Education Research Network Convenes at 2018 AERA Annual Meeting
The Americas Education Research Network (AERN) convened a third meeting at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York City on April 17 to share information about substantive cross-cutting issues in education research across the Americas and to specify an agenda of activities to strengthen collaboration among scholars, including early career scholars. Read more
Spanish Edition of the Testing Standards Released
AERA has released the Spanish translation of the 2014 edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Developed jointly by AERA, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education, the Testing Standards address professional and technical issues of test development and use in education, psychology, and employment. Read more
New RRE Presents Comprehensive and Nuanced Understandings of Intersectional Perspectives
The 2018 volume of Review of Research in Education (RRE), titled “The Challenges and Possibilities of Intersectionality in Education Research,” was released in April and was edited by Jeanne M. Powers (Arizona State University), Gustavo E. Fischman (Arizona State University), and Adai A. Tefera (Virginia Commonwealth University). Read more
AERA 2018 Annual Meeting Webcasts Released
Webcasts of the 2018 Annual Meeting sessions are now available on AERA’s YouTube channel. Videos include the AERA Presidential Address, Opening Plenary, and Awards Luncheon, among others. View the webcasts

Research Budget and Policy News

AERA Showcases Research Improving Science Education at CNSF Exhibition on Capitol Hill
AERA member Melissa L. Luna, assistant professor of science education at West Virginia University, participated in the 24th Annual Exhibition of the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) on May 9. The yearly event is a major showcase of research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more
COSSA Holds 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day
COSSA held its 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day on April 30–May 1 in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together social scientists and advocates to learn about and discuss federal policies impacting social science, followed by a day of Capitol Hill visits in support of the social and behavioral sciences. Read more
AERA Takes Action on Important Research Policy Issues
Throughout May, AERA has engaged with the scientific community on policies affecting education researchers, including responding to the State Department on proposed changes to visa applications and requesting support for the National Center for Health Statistics for FY 2019. Read more
House Holds Hearing on Protecting Student Privacy
On May 17, the House Education and Workforce Committee held a well-attended hearing on the topic of "Protecting Privacy, Promoting Data Security: Exploring How Schools and States Keep Data Safe." Witnesses discussed practices, methods, and state laws in place to protect student data privacy. Read more
Congressional Activity Underway on FY 2019 Appropriations Bills
The appropriations process for FY 2019 is in full swing on Capitol Hill. On May 17, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations legislation and approved the bill on a 32–19 vote. Read more
National Science Board and NSF SBE Advisory Committee Hold Meetings
The National Science Board held its spring quarterly meeting on May 2–3. NSB sets priorities for the National Science Foundation, which is the primary agency that funds basic and fundamental research and STEM education. The NSF SBE Advisory Committee held its spring meeting on May 9–10. Read more



AERA Member Troy Sadler Discusses His Experience Advocating for Education Research with the 2018 AERA Hill Delegation
AERA invites a small delegation of education researchers to come to Washington, D.C., in March each year to visit key congressional offices as the appropriations process begins. This year’s delegation included Troy Sadler, who is a professor of education and associate dean of research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Read more

AERA Publications Calls


Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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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: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager