AERA Highlights October 2015

October 2015

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA

AERA in the News


AERA and ASHE Issue Joint Statement on Shooting at Umpqua Community College
AERA and the Association for the Study of Higher Education issued a joint statement in early October on the shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Teresa McCarty Delivers 12th Annual Brown Lecture
Teresa L. McCarty, a world-renowned expert on Indigenous education issues, delivered the 12th annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22 in Washington, D.C.
AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting
AERA leadership gathered in Washington, D.C., from October 23–25 for the 2015 Coordinated Committee Meeting (CCM). CCM provides an opportunity for AERA’s committees to not only address their individual goals, but also to come together collectively to further AERA’s mission. 

AERA Holds Education Department Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education
Following a successful Capitol Hill briefing on LGBTQ issues in education in June, AERA Executive Director Felice Levine and AERA Director of Professional Development George Wimberly led a briefing for members of the Education Department on the same subject on October 27.

AERA Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference
Outstanding early career scholars and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for the AERA Grants Program Fall Research Conference on October 8–10.

Research Policy and Funding News

White House, Congress Agree to Budget Deal
The White House and Congress have reached a deal that would allow for modest increases in spending for federal agencies that fund education research, including the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health, among others. 

Congress Takes Up Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act
Congress is considering legislation that would establish a 15-member commission to study how best to expand and coordinate the use of federal administrative data to evaluate the effectiveness of federal programs.

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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
Contributors: Jean Agosto, Juliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager