AERA Highlights - November 2020
AERA Highlights - November 2020

November 2020

Research Policy and Funding News
Important Data Changes to Provide Flexibility Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
AERA Editor Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


Thanksgiving Message From AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine
We enter this Thanksgiving season during one of the most traumatic times in modern history. Difficult as these hardships have been for far too many, this is a time of gratitude and reflection. Read more

AERA and OECD Hold Policy Forum on Findings from Global Teaching InSights Study
On November 24, AERA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development held an interactive policy forum, “Measuring Teaching at a Global Scale: Policy Perspectives on the Findings from the Global Teaching InSights Video Study,” to discuss the recently released findings from OECD’s Global Teaching InSights Video Study. Read more

AERA and National Academies to Hold Forum on Monitoring Educational Equity on December 15—Register Now
AERA and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are partnering on a webinar on the research needs and implications of the Academies’ report Monitoring Educational Equity. Read more

AERA and ICPSR Launch PEERS Data Hub to Advance STEM Education Research Efforts
AERA and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research have launched the Partnership for Expanding Education Research (PEERS) in STEM Data Hub, a National Science Foundation–funded collaborative space for STEM education research communities to build and advance knowledge by sharing innovative ideas, methods, and tools. Read more

New Cohort of AERA Deeper Learning Fellows Selected
AERA has announced the selection of its third cohort of fellows for the Study of Deeper Learning program. Read more

AERA seeks nominations for the 2021 AERA Awards. The extended submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

Research Policy and Funding News

2020 Election Brings Change to White House and Congress; AERA Past President Linda Darling-Hammond to Lead Education Transition Team
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be taking office on January 20, 2021. The Biden-Harris transition team selected an AERA past president, Linda Darling-Hammond, to lead the team that is conducting the review of the Department of Education. Read more

Senate Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2021 Bills
On November 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee made public all 12 bills to provide funding for FY 2021. The federal government is currently operating under a continuing resolution for FY 2021 that expires on December 11. Read more

NSF EHR Advisory Committee Considers Racial Equity in STEM Education, Future of NSF at Fall Meeting
On October 28–29, the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its fall meeting with a full agenda focusing on efforts to promote racial equity in STEM education and an examination of future priorities of EHR as part of the next iteration of the NSF strategic plan and in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Important Date Changes to Provide Flexibility Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for Nominations for 2021 Awards—Deadline Extended: December 1

Call for AERA Research and Dissertation Grant Applications—Deadline Extended: December 15

Call for Nominations for AERA Fellows Program—Deadline Extended: December 15

Opportuity for 2020 Annual Meeting Paper Authors to Participate in New AERA Interactive Presentation Gallery—Deadline Extended: December 31​


Call for Proposals for AERA Education Research Service Projects—Deadline: January 8, 2021

AERA Editor Calls

Call for Editors, AERA Open—Deadline Extended: December 8

Call for Editors, RRE 2023, 2025—Deadline Extended: March 1, 2021

Beyond AERA

The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting proposals for research grants on reducing inequality and on improving the use of research evidence. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is January 13, 2021.

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Study: School violence boosts transfers among higher-income students
Education Dive, November 19

Violent crime leads more affluent students to switch schools
District Administration, November 17

Evidence increases for writing during math class
Hechinger Report, November 16

Diversifying education: Local schools work to attract wider range of teachers, staff
Telegraph Herald, November 8

Students can 'lose' 50% to 60% in math learning after three months of school closure, says American study
G1, November 4

How COVID-19 school closures could see math and literacy slide
Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 3

Explained: Impact of school closure on student learning, quantified
The Indian Express, November 3

White and female teachers show racial bias in evaluating second grade writing
Hechinger Report, November 2

Looking to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading? This Tool May Help
Education Week, November 2

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: Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, Tong Wu, and Martha Yager