AERA Highlights - November 2019
AERA Highlights - November 2019

November 2019

AERA Publications News

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


Annual Meeting Registration, Housing, and Microsite Launch
It is not too soon for participants and other attendees to make plans for the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting, which will take place April 17–21, 2020, in San Francisco, California. Meeting registration and housing opened November 20. Read more

AERA and UCEA Convene to Chart Course for Research on Educational Leadership Preparation
On November 11–13, AERA and UCEA held a research conference, “Advancing Knowledge About University Contributions to Professional Learning in Educational Leadership,” at the new AERA Convening Center in Washington, D.C. Read more


AERA-NSF Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference
The AERA Grants Program, supported by NSF, held its annual Fall Research Conference October 31–November 2 in the AERA Convening Center. It brought together dissertation and early career awardees and scholars, Governing Board members, federal agency representatives, and other scholars and experts. Read more 

AERA Seeks Applicants for Institute on Statistical Analysis—Deadline: December 18
The AERA Grants Program, supported by NSF, has announced the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis: Development of Mathematics Competencies in Early Childhood, a professional development and research capacity–building activity directed to advanced graduate students and early career scholars. Read more

AERA invites applications for the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program, which provides an exciting opportunity for AERA members to use education research to inform public policy while working on Capitol Hill.

AERA Publications News

AERA Q&A: Coeditors Laura Perna and Edward Smith Discuss the New AERA Book Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs
Perna and Smith, coeditors of the new AERA book—which will be released in December and is now available for pre-publication purchase—discuss the college promise movement and important takeaways. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection
On November 18, AERA submitted comments on proposed revisions to the 2019–20 administration of the Civil Rights Data Collection, which includes data on leading civil rights indicators related to access and barriers to educational opportunity from early childhood through Grade 12. Read more

President Trump Appoints Three Members to National Board for Education Sciences
On November 22, President Trump announced his intent to appoint three members to the National Board for Education Sciences, which advises the director of the Institute of Education Sciences on the agency’s activities and approves priorities and peer review procedures for IES. Read more

Three Education Researchers Appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board
On November 13, the NAGB announced six new member appointments and one reappointment made by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Three education researchers are among the appointees. Read more

Negotiations on FY 2020 Appropriations Continue as Second Short-Term Funding Bill Is Signed

On November 21, President Trump signed into law a second short-term continuing resolution to extend funding for FY 2020 at FY 2019 levels through December 20. This provides additional time for Congress and the administration to resolve differences on several policy issues. Read more

AERA Calls

Call for Applications for AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis: Development of Mathematics Competencies in Early Childhood—Deadline: December 18
Call for AERA Fellows Nominations—Deadline: December 9
Call for AERA Congressional Fellowship Applications—Deadline: December 10
Call for Nominations for the 17th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research—Deadline: February 10, 2020


AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: RRE Volumes 46, 48 (2022, 2024) 

AERA Open Special Topic: Educational Data Science—Deadline: Papers due June 1, 2020


WERA 2020 Focal Meeting Call for Submissions—Deadline: December 1

Beyond AERA

New Reports

NCES Releases Reports: Electronic Bullying: Online and by TextStudents' Perceptions of Bullying; and Student Perceptions of School Discipline and the Presence of Gangs or Guns at School

NCES Releases Web Reports on Recent Trend Results in Adult Literacy

New NCES Web Report Provides International Comparisons of U.S. 8th Graders’ Computer and Information Literacy

Calls for Input/Submissions

Call for Input for Committee on National Statistics Workshop on 2020 Census Data Products: Data Needs and Privacy Considerations (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), December 11-12

Call for Submissions for Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry—Deadline: February 15, 2020

Calls for Applications

Call for Applications for Getting SMART: Training Institute on Adaptive Interventions in Education (Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan)—Deadline: December 1
Call for Applications for Russell Sage Foundation Pipeline Grants Competition—Deadline: December 3
Call for Applications for 2020-2021 SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs—Deadline: January 3, 2020
Call for Applications for the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology—Deadline: January 22, 2020

Calls for Nominations

Call for Nominations for COSSA Public Impact Award—Deadline: December 2
Call for Nominations for Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building—Deadline: December 4
Call for Nominations for the 2020 Golden Goose Award—Deadline: December 20

Upcoming Events
2019 NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival: Connecting People to Advance Health, Bethesda, Md., December 6
Pedagogy, Politics and Teacher Education: An International Conference in London (King’s College London), May 13-15, 2020

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Survey: Most educators find research hard to access
Education Dive, November 21

Brooklyn makes progress desegregating middle schools
Education Dive, November 18

Study: Summer school for EL students could boost 4-year graduation rates
Education Dive, November 11

Do charter schools increase socioeconomic segregation?
Seattle Times, November 6

Study: Personalized, Data-driven, Text-Based Interventions Improve Student Outcomes
College, November 4

'Two sides of the same coin': Stanford study shows link between achievement gap and racial disparities in school discipline
Palo Alto Online, October 30

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: Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager