AERA Highlights - May 2022
AERA Highlights - May 2022

May 2022


2023 Annual Meeting Presidential Program Theme Released; Call for Submissions Coming May 31​
In the 2023 Annual Meeting Presidential Program theme—“Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth”—AERA President Rich Milner calls on education researchers to “be at the center of co-constructing with communities agendas of consequence that have a real bearing on disrupting ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination.”

The call for submissions will open on May 31 and close on July 27.

2023 AERA Annual Meeting to Be Held in Chicago and Online
On April 13, AERA Council approved a resolution calling for the 2023 Annual Meeting to be held as a dual component meeting. 
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AERA Issues Statement on School Massacre in Texas
In a May 26 statement, AERA President Rich Milner and Executive Director Felice J. Levine extended their condolences to those who suffered loss from the senseless murders of children and teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and called on our nation’s leaders to act to stop the affliction of gun violence in American society.
AERA Speaks Out on the Racist Murders in Buffalo
In a May 16 statement, AERA President Rich Milner and Executive Director Felice J. Levine expressed sympathy for those affected by the rampage in Buffalo and “outrage that racism, compounded by deadly weapons, continues to take innocent lives in our country.”

AERA Launches 2022 Virtual Research Learning Series—Register Now
AERA launched the 2022 Virtual Research Learning Series on May 18, offering four professional development courses on important education research topics. Taught by leading experts in the field, the series runs to June 23. 
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Nine Education Researchers Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Nine education researchers, including former AERA President William F. Tate, have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
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The call for submissions for the 2023 Annual Meeting will open on May 31 and close on July 27. Learn more about the theme.

AERA Annual Meeting News

More than 13,600 Education Researchers Gather in San Diego and Virtually for 2022 Annual Meeting​
The 2022 AERA Annual Meeting brought together nearly 13,700 scholars, graduate students, policy leaders, and practitioners in San Diego and online for the largest education research conference in the world. Attendees represented 75 countries.
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AERA 2021–22​ President Na’ilah Suad Nasir Examines the Future of Education and Learning in a Multicultural Democracy​
In her presidential address, titled “A Vision for the Future of Learning,” AERA 2021–22 President Na’ilah Suad Nasir provided a thought-provoking and research-based assessment of how education and learning systems in the United States could be better organized for a multicultural democracy.
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Major Annual Meeting Lecture Speakers Examine Significant Topics in Educational Equity
The 2022 AERA Distinguished Lecture and 2022 Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture featured two prominent scholars who engaged attendees in important conversations about developing equitable education systems and educational reform efforts that aim at achieving equity.
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Presidential Sessions Engage Attendees in Compelling Issues in Education Research
The 2022 Annual Meeting Presidential Sessions provided rich and compelling content for attendees to reflect on the theme “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.”
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Research and Science Policy Forum Features Federal Agency Leaders, Recent NASEM Reports
The 2022 AERA Annual Meeting featured 14 invited sessions in a Research and Science Policy Forum that included conversations with leaders of federal education research agencies and discussion on research directions in recent reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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AERA Publications News

JEBS Editor Team Extended and Expanded​
AERA has announced that the current editorship of Steven Andrew Culpepper (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics has been extended one additional year through 2023. Joining Culpepper for the extended term will be Gongjun Xu (University of Michigan), who will serve as co-editor, effective immediately.​
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Research and Science Policy News

AERA Weighs in on FY 2023 Funding Priorities for Education Research and Statistics
Throughout April and May, AERA submitted testimony and joined letters from several coalitions highlighting priorities to support education research, statistics, and evidence-based practices in education.
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Equitable Data Working Group Releases Report and Recommendations
On April 22, the Biden administration announced the release of recommendations from the Equitable Data Working Group. 
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Karin Orvis Appointed U.S. Chief Statistician
On April 29, the Office of Management and Budget appointed Karin Orvis to serve as the chief statistician of the United States.
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NSF EHR Advisory Committee Discusses Organizational Transformation, Racial Equity in Spring Meeting
The National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its spring meeting on May 18–19. 
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AERA Calls

Volunteer Reviewers for 2023 Annual Meeting—Deadline: June 8

AERA-NSF Dissertation and Research Grants—Deadline: June 15

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Deadline: June 30

AERA Publications Calls

Review of Research in Education Volume 47: The Science of Learning and Development—Deadline: June 1

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics Special Issue: Diagnostic Statistical Models—Deadline: August 1

New on the AERA Website

Video: Celebrating the 2022 Annual Meeting

Videos and citations for the 2022 AERA Fellows

Videos and citations for the 2022 AERA-wide awards winners

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 2022 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center offers high-quality, state-of-the-art, and rigorous graduate training in all phases of survey research, as well as in the use of new types of data and methods (web scraping, machine learning, and sensor data) for conducting social research. Courses are held between June 6 and July 29.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Alexander “Sandy” Astin, 89, died on May 18. He was the Allan M. Cartter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles, and founder of the Higher Education Research Institute. Astin was an AERA Fellow and received the E. F. Lindquist Award in 1983.  Read more

Jerry P. Becker, 85, died on April 16. He was a professor of mathematics education at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Education. Read more

Ronald K. Hambleton, 78, died on April 28. He was Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Hambleton was an AERA Fellow; received the E. F. Lindquist Award, presented jointly by AERA and ACT,  in 2005; and served as awards chair for Division D—Measurement and Research Methodologies. Read more

Gail McCutcheon, 81, died on May 8. She was a professor emerita at the Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology.

Michael A. Olivas, 71, died on April 22. Olivas, Professor Emeritus at the University of Houston Law Center, was an AERA Fellow, received the AERA Social Justice Award in 2014, and served on the AERA Minority Fellowship Selection Committee. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Amid Literacy Crisis, CA Ed Chief Rejects Phonics-Driven Approach to Reading
The 74, May 24

ChattAcademy to be first dual immersion school for middle, high schoolers
Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 23, 2022

5 Reasons to Consider Community College
U.S. News & World Report, May 19, 2022

NMHED Collaborates With Colleges And Universities To Adapt To Population Changes And Economic Needs
Los Alamos Daily Post, May 19, 2022

More focus needed on reasons for school absence, study finds
The Sunday Post, May 18, 2022

Study: Promise Programs Affect College Spending
Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2022

The Buffalo Shooting Brings to Light Why the Great Replacement Theory Is a Danger to Us All
Ebony, May 17, 2022

The return of business travel: A look at the trends
The Points Guy, May 17, 2022

Are High School GPAs Rising? Should You Care?
Inside Higher Ed, May 16

More time on research means lower scores for students – study
Times Higher Education, May 11

Campus safety and 2024 centennial hot-button issues at D202 board meeting
The Daily Northwestern, May 10

PROOF POINTS: Seven questions for Jennifer Randall
The Hechinger Report, May 9

What is a Flipped Classroom?
Tech & Learning, May 4

How Principals Can Boost Effectiveness of Instructional Coaches
Education Week, May 3

Concerns Raised Over Reading Recovery’s Long-Term Effects
Education Week, April 29

3 Counterintuitive Findings About Motivation That Teachers Can Use
Education Week, April 24

Initiative supporters say Nevada has outgrown its county-based school districts
Las Vegas Sun, April 24

New research shows controversial Reading Recovery program eventually had a negative impact on children
APM Reports, April 23

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, and Martha Yager