AERA Highlights - October 2018
AERA Highlights - October 2018

October 2018




H. Richard Milner IV Delivers 15th Annual Brown Lecture

On October 25, H. Richard Milner IV delivered the 15th Annual Brown Lecture, “Disrupting Punitive Practices and Policies: Rac(e)ing Back to Teaching, Teacher Preparation, and Brown,” to a packed house of more than 900 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.


AERA Introduces Early Career and Two-Year Membership Renewal Options

AERA is pleased to announce two new options for membership renewal: a discount on regular membership for new doctorate recipients and a two-year membership renewal.


AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting

AERA leadership gathered in Washington, D.C., October 26–27, for the 2018 Coordinated Committee Meeting.


AERA Partners on Science Communication and Public Engagement Survey

AERA is partnering with 29 other scientific societies on a landmark survey to assess members’ views on science communication and public engagement.


AERA Publications News


Incoming Editors Share Their Vision for EEPA

The incoming editors of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis—Joseph R. Cimpian, Julie Marsh, Paco Martorell, and Morgan Polikoff—have set forth a vision for their term (2019–2021) in their Editors' Introduction, now available open-access online.

Research Policy News


Legislation Introduced to Address Harassment in Science

On October 5, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced the Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act.


AERA Continues Efforts to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions on NSF Surveys

On October 8, AERA joined 17 scientific organizations and higher education groups on a letter urging the National Science Foundation to include measures related to sexual orientation and gender identity on the 2019 Survey of Doctorate Recipients.


Senate Panel Considers Dillingham Nomination for Census Director; Lawsuits Challenging Census Citizenship Question Move Forward

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a confirmation hearing on October 3 to consider Steven Dillingham, the Trump administration’s nominee for Census Bureau director.


NIH Proposes New Requirements for Clinical Trials; Public Comment Period Closes November 12

NIH is currently accepting comments on proposed reporting and registration requirements for “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.”


NSF EHR Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting with New Assistant Director

The National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its fall meeting October 17 - 18, its first with the new assistant director for EHR, Karen Marrongelle.



NCES Commissioner James "Lynn" Woodworth Discusses Agency Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities

James “Lynn” Woodworth began his term as commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences in March 2018. The following Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with scholars and policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research.

AERA New and Extended Calls

AERA Continuing Calls


Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research


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: Juliane Baron, Nathan Bell, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager