AERA Highlights - October 2023
AERA Highlights - October 2023

October 2023


Video: AERA President Tyrone Howard on the Value of AERA Membership
The 2024 AERA membership year is now underway. In a new video, AERA President Tyrone Howard shares the impact of AERA on his professional life and the value of being part of the AERA community. 

Leslie T. Fenwick Delivers 2023 Brown Lecture
On October 19, Leslie T. Fenwick presented the 20th Anniversary Brown Lecture in Education Research, “Otherwise Qualified: The Untold Story of Brown and Black Educators’ Professional Superiority,” to an in-person audience of well over 400 and a virtual audience of more than 1,000 from 20 countriesRead more

AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting
Nearly one hundred AERA leaders and representatives gathered in Washington, D.C., on October 20–21 for the 2023 Leadership Committee Meeting, which was previously known as the Coordinated Committee Meeting. Read more

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

Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtables to Return to Annual Meeting—Deadline: December 15
AERA will continue the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtables initiative at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Read more

AERA Hosts AAAS Sections K and X Event Featuring Former OSTP Deputy Director of Science and Society Alondra Nelson
On October 3, Alondra Nelson (Institute for Advanced Study) spoke at a special hybrid event for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Sections K and X, “Big Issues for Science Policy in a Challenging World.” Read more

AERA is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for 2024 AERA Fellows.  To nominate an outstanding researcher for Fellow status, please go to the submission site and submit the required materials listed in the Call for Nominations online by the extended deadline of November 30, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Research and Science Policy News

AERA Fellow Guillermo Solano-Flores Appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board
On October 6, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced the appointment of 11 members to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board. Read more

AERA Comments on Proposed Rule on the Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies
On October 2, AERA submitted comments on proposed regulations from the White House Office of Management and Budget on fundamental responsibilities of recognized federal statistical agencies and units. Read more

Membership for 2024 is now open! Join or renew with AERA today. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

New AERA Calls for Submissions

Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtables—Deadline: December 15

Congressional Fellowships—Deadline: February 7

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop—Deadline: November 30

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning—Deadline: January 31
 • Register for the Informational Webinar, November 1, 3 p.m.–4 p.m. ET

Ongoing AERA Calls for Submissions

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research—Deadline: November 1
 Watch the 2023 Informational Webinar that was held on Thursday, September 14

AERA Youth Teams in Education Research Program—Deadline: November 16

AERA Grants Program: Dissertation and Research Grant Proposals—Deadline: November 20

2024 AERA Fellows Nominations—Deadline: November 30             

AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors: American Educational Research Journal 2025–2027

Call for Editors: Review of Research in Education 2026, 2028

New AERA Videos

Tyrone Howard shares the value of AERA membership

Alondra Nelson addresses “Big Issues for Science Policy in a Challenging World”

NaYoung Hwang discusses the new EEPA article “Helping or Hurting: The Effects of Retention in the Third Grade on Student Outcomes”

Beth Schueler discusses the new EEPA article “Interscholastic Policy Debate Promotes Critical Thinking and College-Going: Evidence from Boston Public Schools”

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.

The National Assessment Governing Board extended the deadline for nominations to join the board to November 12. One of the available positions is for a testing and measurement expert.

The Society for Research in Child Development invites submissions for the SRCD Anti-Racist Developmental Science Summit. Submissions are due November 16.

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Next Phase of a High-Impact Career
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 26

Study: Outcomes of Students in Policy Debate Programs Linked to ELA Improvements and Postsecondary Enrollment
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 25

School Debate Clubs Linked To Boost In Thinking Skills, Study Finds
Forbes, October 25

Study: Weighing High School Context Could be the Key to College Diversity
The 74, October 25

Wondering if the Latest Educational Research Is Legit? Here Are 4 Ways To Tell
We Are Teachers, October 25

Study: Third-Grade Retention Has Positive Effects for Student Outcomes
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 17

Keeping Younger Students Back a Grade Shows Benefits Over Time, Study Finds
Education Week, October 13

Finding Underreported School Suspension Stories
Education Writers Association, October 12

Civics test policy fails to increase youth voter turnout, researchers find
Scienmag, October 12

Study finds that state-mandated civics test policy does not improve youth voter turnout
Forward Kentucky, October 12

Your Chance To Shape America’s STEMM Equity Strategy
Forbes, October 10

What’s the deal with college rankings?
The Justice, October 3

Clark Drops 45 Spots in U.S. News Rankings
The Scarlet, October 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
Editorial and Production Team: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, and Martha Yager
Contributors: Nathan Bell and Christy Talbot