AERA Highlights - May 2023
AERA Highlights - May 2023

May 2023


Leslie T. Fenwick to Deliver 2023 Brown Lecture in Education Lecture
Leslie T. Fenwick, dean emerita of the Howard University School of Education, where she is a professor of educational policy and leadership, and dean in residence at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education has been selected to present the 2023 Brown Lecture in Education Research. Read more

2024 AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions to Open May 31; Submissions Due July 31
The 2024 AERA Annual Meeting call for submissions will open May 31. Submissions are due July 31. The Annual Meeting theme—“Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action”—“asks researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to imagine boldly what education spaces free of racial injustice can look like.”

AERA to Hold Dual-Component 2024 Annual Meeting
AERA President Tyrone Howard and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine have announced that the 2024 Annual Meeting will be dual-component, marking the third consecutive year that the association has held place-based and virtual components for attendees. Read more

AERA to Cosponsor Public Symposium on Inclusion and Advancement of LGBTQ+ People in STEM Fields on May 30—Register Now
On May 30, AERA will cosponsor a symposium on the Inclusion and Advancement of LGBTQ+ People in STEM Fields.  Read more
2023 Virtual Research Learning Series to Kick Off with Two Courses in June—Register Now
The 2023 AERA Virtual Research Learning Series will begin in June with two courses. Read more

Annual Meeting News

AERA 2022–23 President Rich Milner Encourages Attendees to Pursue Consequential Research in Education​
With standing room only in the ballroom, AERA 2022–2023 President Rich Milner gave his presidential address, “Consequential Research in Education,” providing a thought-provoking evaluation of the scholarly community’s role in pursuing research that informs and intersects with “deeply consequential decisions and outcomes that bear on and shape the lives and experiences of young people, educators, families, policymakers, and communities.” Read more

Virtual Component of 2023 Annual Meeting Draws More than 2,600 Attendees
The virtual component of the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting, held May 4–5, drew more than 2,600 attendees from around the world. Read more

Major Annual Meeting Lecture Speakers Examine Significant Topics in Education Research
The 2023 AERA Distinguished Lecture and 2023 Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture featured two prominent scholars who provided important insights on the topics of educational equity regarding advanced technology and effective principal preparation programs for Black students. Read more

AERA Award Winners Address Pressing Education Issues in High-Profile Lectures
The 2023 Annual Meeting featured six thought-provoking lectures given by recent AERA award recipients. Read more

Presidential Sessions Engage Attendees in Compelling Issues in Education Research
The 2023 Annual Meeting Presidential Sessions provided attendees with thought-provoking content surrounding the theme “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth.” Read more

Annual Meeting Research and Science Policy Forum Includes Conversations with Federal Agency Leaders and Discussion of Pressing Issues
The 2023 AERA Annual Meeting featured 11 invited sessions in the Research and Science Policy Forum that included conversations with leaders of federal education research agencies and discussion on emerging education research issues and priorities. Read more

Youth Teams in Education Research Program Brings High School Students to Annual Meeting​
As part of the AERA Youth Teams in Education Research Program, 13 competitively selected teams of high school students participated in the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting. Read more
AERA Holds Undergraduate Student Workshop at Annual Meeting
AERA hosted 25 promising students at its Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop, April 13-15, during the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read more

The journals of the American Educational Research Association

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AERA Publications News

Q&A: Editor Jennifer A. Delaney Discusses the New AERA Book Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education
Delaney is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She discusses important takeaways from the book in the following Q&A. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

AERA Members Honored with High-Profile NSF and NSB Awards​
On May 9, two AERA members accepted prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Science Board. Read more

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AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024–2026

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.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Bruce S. Cooper died on April 26. He was professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught in the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at Fordham University for 33 years. He served as chair of the AERA Politics in Education SIG and had been a member of AERA Division A—Administration, Organization, and Leadership; Division K—Teaching and Teacher Education; and Division L—Educational Policy and Politics.

Marshall “Mike” Smith, 85, died on May 1. During the Clinton administration, Smith served as under secretary and acting deputy secretary in the U.S. Department of Education. Earlier, he was dean of Stanford’s school of education and the Hewlett Foundation’s education program. Smith was a member of AERA Division G—Social Context of Education and Division L—Educational Policy and Politics. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Steve Jobs Said Half of What Separates Successful People From Unsuccessful People Comes Down to 1 Simple Word. Science Agrees.
Inc. Australia, May 24

Unpacking The Racial Overhaul Of Public Education
The Seattle Medium, May 23

Why Are so Many School Superintendents Leaving Their Job?
Governing, May 21

Teachers' Day: we demand miracles, we offer blenders
El Heraldo de México, May 17

Inside the perplexing study that’s inspired colleges to drop remedial math
The Hechinger Report, May 15

Where to Enjoy a DIY Field Trip in NoVA This Summer
Northern Virginia Magazine, May 12

5 Ways Principals Can De-Stress Teachers’ Work Lives
Education Week, May 11

Schools are experimenting with later start times
Deseret News, May 10

Why we need to step out of our evidence echo chambers
TES Magazine, May 3

Perspective | Listening to and learning from youth’s ‘Brave Histories and Hopeful Futures’
EdNC, May 1

Kids cartoon characters that use AI to customize responses help children learn
The Conversation, May 1

3rd Grade Reading Retention: Three Recent Developments
Education Week, April 28

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