AERA Highlights - May 2019
AERA Highlights - May 2019

May 2019

New AERA Releases

Research Policy and Funding News
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker Discusses the 2020 Annual Meeting Theme

In a new video featured on the AERA website, President Vanessa Siddle Walker discusses the aims and significance of the 2020 Annual Meeting theme: “The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate."

New Editor Team to Take Helm of AERJ
AERA has just announced the new editor team for the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) for the 2020–2022 volume years. Ellen Goldring has been appointed as editor-in-chief, and Michael Cunningham, Sean Kelly, Madeline Mavrogordato, and Peter Youngs will serve as coeditors. Read more

AERA to Cosponsor June 12 Capitol Hill Briefing on Weapons and School Violence
On June 12, AERA, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and the National Academy of Education will hold a congressional briefing to address current scientific research surrounding the pressing need to reduce violence in schools and communities. Read more

AERA Names Two Congressional Fellows for 20192020
AERA has named two early career scholars as AERA Congressional Fellows for 2019–2020. The Fellows will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as staff for a member of Congress or a Congressional committee, and will use their education research expertise, outside of the academic setting, to inform public policy. Read more

AERA Provides Comments on IES Proposed Priorities
On May 28, AERA submitted comments in response to the proposed priorities for the Institute of Education Sciences published in the Federal Register. Read more

AERA Showcases Research Advancing Science Learning at 25th Annual CNSF Exhibition on Capitol Hill
AERA member Mimi Recker, professor of instructional technology and learning sciences at Utah State University, participated in the 25th Annual Exhibition of the Coalition for National Science Funding on April 30. Read more

New AERA Releases

New RRE Volume Explores the Significant Challenges in Changing Teaching Practice
The 2019 volume of Review of Research in Education (RRE), titled “Changing Teaching Practice in P–20 Educational Settings,” casts a sharp lens on the challenges and opportunities faced by those who work toward changing teaching practice as well as those who research these efforts. Read more

AERA 2019 Annual Meeting Webcasts Released
The 2019 AERA Annual Meeting brought more than 14,000 scholars, policy leaders, students, and practitioners to Toronto, Canada. Webcasts of 16 major sessions, including the Opening Plenary, the Presidential Address, and more, are now available on the AERA YouTube channel.
AERA Releases "Study Snapshots" on Papers from 2019 Annual Meeting
Following its 2019 Annual Meeting last month in Toronto, Canada, AERA issued brief overviews, or snapshots, of selected papers presented at the conference. AERA's "Study Snapshots" provide a high-level glimpse into new education research.

Research Policy and Funding News

House Appropriations Committee Advances FY 2020 Bills for Education Research Agencies
On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee held a markup hearing on the 2020 fiscal year Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill advanced on a 30–23 party line vote. Read more

NIH OBSSR Releases Updated Definition of Behavioral and Social Science Research
The National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research announced a revised definition of “behavioral and social science research” on May 14 after seeking public input earlier this year. Read more

White House OSTP to Examine Improving Research Environments
On May 7, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the creation of the National Science and Technology Council Joint Committee on Improving Research Environments. Read more


Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik Discusses Covering Education Research
Scott Jaschik is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. The following Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more

Beyond AERA

NCES Releases The Condition of Education 2019

National Academies Releases Consensus Study Report on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

New NCES Report Shows Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil for Public School Districts Increased Between School Years 2014-15 and 2015-16

NAEP Releases Follow-Up 2015 National Indian Education Study (NIES) Report

2020 Young Scholars Program Call for Proposals (Foundation for Child Development)—Deadline: June 10

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Developing Professional Capital through Systems Approaches to Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice (Journal of Professional Capital and Community)—Deadline: June 15

Call for Nominations for the Dunette Prize (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology/APA Division 14 and the SIOP Foundation)—Deadline: June 30

Advanced Methods Institute on “In Support of Culturally Sustainable Research and Researchers,” Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology, June 24 – 27

Request for Applications for Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnership Awards (National Academy of Sciences’ Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication Research and Practice)—Deadline: July 1

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Spotlight on Texas’ Affirmative Action Program
Politico “Morning Education,” May 28

How school segregation affects whether a black student gets labeled as having a disability
Chalkbeat, May 28

Report Roundup
Politico “Morning Education,” May 24

Teachers Often Experience 'Moral Injury' on the Job, Study Finds
Education Week, May 23

65 Years After 'Brown v. Board,' Where Are All the Black Educators?
Education Week, May 14

New Study Highlights How Divisive Political Rhetoric Can Seep Into America’s Schools, Prompting Heightened Bullying
The 74 Million, May 13

Still too few Black female academics hold professorships
University World News, May 11

When It Comes to College, High School Grades Reveal More Than Just Academics
Education Week, May 7

The science divide: Why do Latino and black students leave STEM majors at higher rates?
The Washington Post, May 3

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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
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