AERA Highlights – November 2014
AERA Highlights – November 2014

November 2014

Research Policy News
Beyond AERA
AERA Centennial Calls
Calls for AERA Journal Editors
Other AERA Calls
New on the AERA Website
AERA in the News


AERA Urges Lame Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Funding Bill
AERA has joined members of the education and scientific communities to encourage Congress to agree on an omnibus appropriations bill for the remainder of FY 2015. The uncertainty of funding creates significant challenges to federal agencies trying to manage operations. 

AERA Comments on IES Research Centers’ Advances and Priorities
AERA has submitted comments to the Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research, in response to a call for feedback on the centers’ priorities and on areas for new research.

2014 AERA Annual Meeting Attendees Provide Continued Favorable Feedback
AERA conducts three data-collection efforts to gain insight about participants’ and attendees’ experiences and satisfaction with the meeting. This year’s survey of all Annual Meeting attendees found that a large percentage of attendees remain satisfied with the meeting.

Research Policy News

Election Ushers in Change to Education and Science Leadership on Capitol Hill
Before the election, it was anticipated that there would be dramatic changes in congressional leadership on education issues. Looking forward, education staff have indicated several key pieces of legislation that need to be reauthorized.

Census Bureau Considers Removing Bachelor Degree Field From ACS Data Collection
The Federal Register published a notice from the Census Bureau detailing a plan to remove seven questions from the American Community Survey. One of the questions is on respondents’ undergraduate field of degree.

National Science Foundation’s SBE and EHR Advisory Committees Meet on Key Issues
The advisory committees of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences and Education and Human Resources Directorates recently held their biannual meetings, undertaking several issues of importance to the education research field. 

Beyond AERA

Rep. Rush Holt Named Next CEO of AAAS
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), who is retiring from Congress next month, will become the next chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
Holt will assume his new role at the AAAS annual meeting in February.

National Science Board Releases STEM Education Data Resource 
The National Science Board has announced the release of a new interactive, online public resource for examining trends in STEM education and the workforce. Data from the NSB report Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 are the primary source for this resource.

OBSSR Releases Report on Education and Health Research 
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research released a report recommending that education and health researchers cooperate to more effectively use existing data, develop common vocabulary and measures, and emphasize that “education policy is health policy.”

Education Department Seeks Public Input on What to Evaluate 
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking public input on what the most pressing education policy and practice questions are and how finding answers could give educators, parents, and local, state, and federal governments the information needed to make improvements. 

AERA Centennial Calls

Calls for AERA Journal Editors

Other AERA Calls 

New on the AERA Website

Trending Topic Research File:
Bullying Prevention and School Safety


AERA in the News

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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
ContributorsJuliane Baron, Nathan Bell, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager
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