AERA Highlights - October 2022
AERA Highlights - October 2022

 October 2022


Cornel West to Deliver Opening Keynote Lecture at 2023 AERA Annual Meeting
AERA has announced that preeminent scholar and public intellectual Cornel West will deliver the opening keynote lecture at the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

Participants Announced for Brown Lecture Discussion Forum—Register Now for November 3 Livestream​
AERA has announced the commentators and moderator who will join John Diamond for a highly engaging open discussion forum immediately after he delivers the 19th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research on November 3. Read more

AERA Announces Youth Research Initiative at 2023 AERA Annual Meeting—Proposals Due December 6
AERA has announced a Youth Teams in Education Research Special Program to be held as part of the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting. Read more

President-Elect Howard Calls for Committee Nominations
Dear AERA Members: Professional service is vital to support the ongoing work of our association. As president-elect, Tyrone C. Howard is pleased to invite you to submit nominations to serve on AERA’s committees—either for yourself or for colleagues. Read more

AERA Announces Recipients of Dissertation and Research Grant Awards
AERA has announced 15 recipients of its Dissertation and Research Grant Awards. Read more

AERA and Education Research Leaders Offer Guidance at Federal Level

AERA Joins Comments on NSF Survey of LGBTQI+ Indicators, Submits Comments on LGBTQI+ Evidence Agenda
On October 3, AERA responded to a request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Equitable Data on developing a federal evidence agenda for LGBTQI+ equity. Read more

AERA Submits Comments to White House OSTP on Equitable Data Engagement and Accountability
On October 3, AERA submitted comments in response to a request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy related to equitable data engagement and accountability. Read more

AERA Past Presidents Linda Darling-Hammond, Shaun R. Harper, and Carol D. Lee Among AERA Members Appointed to National Board for Education Sciences
On October 27, President Joe Biden announced the appointments of 14 individuals to the National Board for Education Sciences, the advisory board for the Institute of Education Sciences. Read more

AERA Members Pedro Antonio Noguera and Cristóbal Rodríguez Appointed to Presidential Commission on Educational Equity and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics
AERA members Pedro Antonio Noguera and Cristóbal Rodríguez are two of 20 individuals who have been appointed by President Joe Biden to serve as members on the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics. Read more

Extending his reach: A global conference promoting the educational legacy of Edmund W. Gordon. Reserve your spot now: November 1-2, 2022

Extending His Reach: Promoting the Educational Legacy of Edmund W. Gordon | A global conference organized by UCLA CRESST

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Voices from the Field

AERA Member Matthew Kraft Offers a Brief How-to Guide to Public Engagement in Academia
Matthew Kraft is an associate professor of education and economics at Brown University and the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award from AERA. Read more

AERA Publications News

AERA Releases Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers
AERA has released the Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers, edited by Conra D. Gist and Travis J. Bristol. Read more

Research and Science Policy News

Nominations for National Assessment Governing Board Due October 31
The National Assessment Governing Board is accepting nominations for a number of open positions, including one for a testing and measurement expert, through October 31. Read more

AERA is pleased to offer the open access AERA i-Presentation Gallery, featuring thousands of presentations from AERA annual meeting papers.

Opportunity to Recognize Excellence in Education Research

AERA Seeks Nominations for 2023 Fellows—Extended Deadline: November 17

AERA Calls

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research—Deadline for Proposals: December 1; watch the October 6 informational webinar

AERA Youth Team in Education Research Special Program—Deadline for Proposals: December 6

AERA Education Research Service Projects—Deadline for Proposals: January 9, 2023

AERA Education Research Conferences—Deadline for Proposals: Deadline: March 6, 2023

AERA Publications Calls

Review of Research in Education Volume 48 (2024) Call for Proposals: Educational Side Effects—Deadline: November 1

Call for Editors: Educational Researcher 2024–2026—Deadline: January 2023 

New AERA Videos

Conra D. Gist and Travis J. Bristol Discuss the New AERA Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers

Kevin C. Bastian and Sarah Crittenden Fuller Discuss Their New EEPA Article “Early Birds in Elementary School? School Start Times and Outcomes for Younger Students”

Informational Webinar on the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

Federal Funding Opportunity

National Science Foundation—Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)—Deadline: March 2, 2023

Beyond AERA

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

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Shirin Antia, 70, died on February 6. She retired from the deaf education program at the University of Arizona in 2021. Antia was a member of Division D—Measurement and Research Methodologies and Division K—Teaching and Teacher Education. Read more

Penny Louise Hammrich, 58, died on August 11. She served as dean of the School of Education at Drexel University. Hammrich was a member of Division K—Teaching and Teacher Education. Read more

Jack Irwin Laveson, 77, died on August 11. He was a professor in the systems engineering department at George Mason University. Laveson was a member of Division D—Measurement and Research Methodologies. Read more

Alicen Morley, 36, died on October 12. She was a graduate student in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Morley was a member of Division C—Learning and Instruction. Read more


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Affirmative action: What to know about the Supreme Court cases
ABC News, October 30

AERA Releases Handbook on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 27

Math Scores Fell in Nearly Every State, and Reading Dipped on National Exam
The New York Times, October 24

How to diversify America’s teaching corps
The Washington Post, October 21

Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
Associated Press, October 21

Early Elementary School Start Times May Not Harm Kids' Grades
U.S. News & World Report, October 18

Study: Federal Fiscal Aid Insufficient to Offset Student Learning Loss
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 14

Study: Earlier start times have little impact on elementary performance
K12 Dive, October 14

Earlier School Times Don’t Hurt Elementary Students’ Learning, Research Shows
Education Week, October 13

Early start times OK for elementary schools, study finds
EdSource, October 13

Four In Five Students Say Their Education Suffered During Lockdown
Forbes, October 12

Academic Recovery for K–12 Students to Cost $700 Billion
U.S. News & World Report, October 11

Federal aid won’t make up for students’ COVID-19 learning loss, study shows
The Washington Times, October 11

COVID-19 pandemic aid more than $300 billion short for dealing with student learning loss, study shows
USA Today, October 11

Schools Need Billions More to Make Up for Lost Learning Time, Researchers Argue
Education Week, October 11

$700B: That’s How Much It Will Cost to Fix Pandemic Learning Loss, Study Says
The 74 Million, October 11

With Online Learning, ‘Let’s Take a Breath and See What Worked and Didn’t Work’
The New York Times, October 6

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
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