AERA Highlights - May 2024
AERA Highlights - May 2024

May 2024


2025 AERA Annual Call for Submissions Open for 2025 Annual Meeting—Deadline July 26
AERA encourages submissions for participation in the 2025 Annual Meeting. The association hopes to receive paper and session submissions that expand the breadth of knowledge in education research as a field. 

President Janelle Scott Seeks Ideas for 2025 Annual Meeting Presidential ProgramDeadline Also July 26
The 2025 Annual Meeting theme—“Research, Remedy, and Repair: Toward Just Education Renewal”—“calls us to consider how we can work across disciplinary, epistemological, and methodological orientations to forge deeper connections in our field that can speak to the challenges we face in education and in our imperfect multiracial democracy.” Read more

2024 Virtual Research Learning Webinar Series to Kick Off June 4—Register Now
The 2024 AERA Virtual Research Learning Series will begin on June 4. Read more

Opportunity to Participate in 2024 AERA i-Presentation Gallery Remains Open for Authors—Deadline June 28
Although the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting is over, authors still have an opportunity to upload or update their presentations in the AERA i-Presentation Gallery by June 28, 11:59 p.m. PT, before the 2024 Gallery goes live on July 10. Read more

AERA Holds Virtual Forum on Critical Approaches to Education Policy Research—An EEPA Special Issue
On May 23, AERA held a virtual forum, “Critical Approaches to Education Policy Research—Improving Researchers’ Capacity to Address Injustice,” featuring key ideas and insights motivating critical research concepts and methodologies. Read more

AERA Announces Minority Dissertation Fellowships and Travel Awards
AERA has announced six recipients of its 2024-25 Minority Dissertation Fellowship and two additional Minority Dissertation Travel Awards. Read more

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Publications News

New RRE Volume Focuses on the Science of Learning and Development
The 2023 volume of Review of Research in Education, titled “The Science of Learning and Development,” examines a broad range of syntheses related to the science of learning and development. Read more

Q&A: Coeditors Stephen Lamb and Russell W. Rumberger Discuss AERA’s New Book on Global Educational Inequality
AERA recently published Inequality in Key Skills of City Youth: An International Comparison, edited by Stephen Lamb and Russell W. Rumberger. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

White House OSTP Releases Blueprint for the Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Evidence-based Policymaking
On May 15, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report, Blueprint for the Use of Social and Behavioral Science to Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking, intended as a resource for federal policymakers to incorporate the social and behavioral sciences to improve policy and program design and delivery. Read more

NSTC Releases Three Reports on Reducing Barriers to STEM Participation
On May 15, the National Science and Technology Council Committee on STEM released three reports that highlight best practices and guidance for reducing barriers to participation in STEM. Read more

AERA has recently released Inequality in Key Skills of City Youth: An International Comparison, an innovative book led by volume editors Stephen Lamb and Russell W. Rumberger. Visit our Online Store to purchase your copy now!

AERA Call for Applications

AERA-NSF Research and Dissertation Grants Program–Deadline: May 30

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: AERA Open 2025–2027

Call for Editors: Review of Research in Education 2026, 2028

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.

Call for Proposals: Problems of Practice—Case Studies of the Superintendency—Deadline: July 1

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Christopher Edley Jr., 71, died on May 10. He was Dean Emeritus and the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School. Edley was a member of AERA Division LEducational Policy and Politics; previously chaired the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award Committee; and recently served on the Government Relations Committee. He was co-chair of the National Commission on Education Equity and Excellence and chaired the Academies panel that produced the consensus report Monitoring Educational Equity (2019). Edley served as a senior advisor to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

AI essay grading is already as ‘good as an overburdened’ teacher, but researchers say it needs more work
The Hechinger Report, May 20

Our neural activity decreases when we make video calls: "Visual interaction is poorer"
Noticias, May 16

Resistance to Brown school desegregation decision 'purged' Black male educators: Experts
ABC News, May 15

Tracing Black-white achievement gaps since the Brown decision
The Hechinger Report, May 13

The Complex Factors Affecting English-Learner Graduation Rates
Education Week, May 8

Integrating schools 70 years ago was a good thing. But it had unintended consequences.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 8

Opinion: Scores show Sask. needs to reverse underfunding of education
Saskatoon StarPhoenix, May 8

Challenges and Dedication: Interview with Hui Zhang on her Autism Research Path
LA Weekly, May 7

How to help students keep up skills during summer break
LINK nky, May 7

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