AERA Highlights - October 2019
AERA Highlights - October 2019

October 2019

AERA Publications News

Research Policy and Funding News
AERA New and Extended Calls
AERA Ongoing Calls
AERA Publications Calls
New AERA Videos
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


Prudence Carter Delivers 16th Annual Brown Lecture
On October 24, Prudence L. Carter delivered the 16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture to an audience of more than 900 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., as well as online viewers from around the world. Read more

AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting
Nearly one hundred AERA leaders and representatives gathered in Washington, D.C., on October 24–25 for the 2019 Coordinated Committee Meeting. The event provides an opportunity for AERA’s committees to address their goals and to come together collectively to further AERA’s mission. Read more


Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM Holds First All-Member Convening
On September 16, AERA participated in the first all-member convening of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM. AERA plays a major leadership role in the consortium, which was launched in February 2019. Read more 

AERA seeks nominations for the 2020 AERA Awards. The submission deadline has been extended to November 7, 2019 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which were due October 23, 2019).

AERA Publications News

Groundbreaking AERA Volume on College Promise Programs Available for Advance Purchase
A new AERA volume, Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs, will be released in November and is now available for advance discounted purchase. The volume is edited by Laura W. Perna (University of Pennsylvania) and Edward J. Smith (Kresge Foundation). Read more
December Issue of JEBS Will Focus on NAEP
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the December special issue of JEBS will help readers to understand technical issues surrounding this large-scale assessment program, as well as other assessment programs around the world. Read more
AERA Members Receive Free Access to Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
AERA members receive complimentary access to the current issue of PIBBS (6:2), a journal of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. The issue was guest-edited by AERA members Richard Mayer, P. Karen Murphy, and Frank Worrell, and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA to Comment on Proposed Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection, Urges Member Engagement
AERA is planning to comment on proposed changes by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights to the Civil Rights Data Collection, which were published in a Federal Register notice on September 19. AERA urges members with an interest in these data to submit comments by November 18. Read more

Reminder – IES Director Mark Schneider Seeks Feedback on Off-Cycle Competitions and Research Topics
In August, Mark Schneider, director of the Institute of Education Sciences, wrote a blog post calling for feedback on three proposed off-cycle competitions and on research topics to be included in the IES Request for Applications in FY 2021. Read more


EHR Advisory Committee Holds Fall Meeting
On October 29, the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its fall meeting to discuss the EHR directorate’s activities and priorities. Read more

HEA Reauthorization Kicks Off With Introduction of House and Senate Legislation

On October 16, the House Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Most pertinent for education researchers, the legislation includes provisions of the College Transparency Act. Read more

AERA New and Extended Calls

2020 Call for AERA Award Nominations—Deadline Extended: November 7 (except nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which were due October 23)

Call for Nominations for the 17th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research—Deadline: February 10, 2020

AERA Ongoing Calls


Call for AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Applications—Deadline: November 1

Call for Applications for AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop—Deadline: November 8

Call for AERA Fellows Nominations—Deadline: December 9
Call for AERA Congressional Fellowship Applications—Deadline: December 10

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

New AERA Videos

Prudence L. Carter Delivers the 16th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research: “‘A Shade Less Offensive’: School Integration as Radical Inclusion in the Pursuit of Educational Equity”

Francis Pearman Discusses the New AERA Open Study “Are Achievement Gaps Related to Discipline Gaps? Evidence from National Data”

Beyond AERA

Call for Public Comment

Public Comments on Proposed Changes by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to the Civil Rights Data Collection Due by November 18

New Reports

2019 NAEP Nation’s Report Card for Math and Reading Released

New IES Report Looks at 2017 Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Capacity

NCES Releases Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

IES Brief Examines Demographic and Enrollment Characteristics, Financial Aid, and Price of Attendance of Low-Income Undergraduates in 2015–16

Calls for Applications and Nominations

Call for Applications for Russell Sage Foundation Pipeline Grants Competition—Deadline: December 3

Call for Nominations for the 2020 Golden Goose Award—Deadline: December 20

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

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Text Reminders Boost FAFSA Filing Rate
Politico “Morning Education,” October 29

When does financial aid nudging work for high school seniors?
University Business, October 29

Counselor nudges increase number of FAFSA applications
Education Dive, October 29

Study: Racial Discipline Disparities and Academic Achievement Gaps are Connected
Diverse Issues, October 18

Black-White Achievement Gaps Go Hand in Hand With Discipline Disparities
Education Week, October 16

Study: Black-white discipline gap predicts achievement disparities
Education Dive, October 16

The School Secession Movement Is Growing. That’s Bad News for Integration.
The New Republic, October 15

For English-Learners to Excel, More Collaboration Needed, Researcher Argues
Education Week, October 8

Why Is Middle School So Hard for So Many People?
The Atlantic, October 7

Have Lawmakers Learned Anything From the Great Recession?
NEA Today, October 3

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: Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager