AERA Highlights - September 2018
AERA Highlights - September 2018

September 2018





Richard Milner to Give Brown Lecture on October 25 — Register Now

Milner’s Talk Will Be Immediately Followed by a Discussion Forum

H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education at Vanderbilt University, will give the 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 25 at 6 p.m. ET at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.


AERA Convenes Education Research Leaders for 2018 Fall Policy Meeting

Sexual Harassment and Priorities of Federal Science Leaders Among Topics Addressed

On September 16–17, 60 deans and associate deans at colleges of education and leaders at research institutions attended the Fall Policy Meeting of the AERA Consortium of University and Research Institutions in Washington, D.C.


AERA Fellow Larry Hedges Wins Yidan Prize for Education Research

AERA Fellow Larry Hedges has been awarded the 2018 Yidan Prize in Education Research, one of the most prestigious awards in the field. The award, which comes with $3.9 million in support, was announced September 15 in Hong Kong, where the Yidan Prize Foundation is based.


Research Policy and Funding News


NSF to Require Awardee Institutions to Report Sexual Harassment Findings

Upon Notification, NSF May Reduce or Eliminate Award Funding

On September 21, the National Science Foundation released new requirements that awardee organizations must notify the agency of any findings or determinations that an NSF-funded principal investigator or co-principal investigator committed harassment, including sexual harassment or sexual assault.



AAAS Approves Policy to Revoke Elected Fellowship Honors for Misconduct or Harassment

On September 15, the governing body of the American Association for the Advancement of Science approved a new policy under which an elected AAAS fellow’s lifetime honor can be revoked for proven scientific misconduct or serious breaches of professional ethics, including sexual and gender harassment.


Senate Advances FY 2019 Conference Minibus with Increases for IES and NIH Funding; AERA Weighs in on Policy Issues

On September 18, the Senate passed a conference package of the FY 2019 Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bills on a 93–7 vote.


2018 Golden Goose Awards Honor Federally Funded Research

The seventh annual Golden Goose Award Ceremony was held on September 13 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to honor federally funded research that is misunderstood as obscure and inconsequential and that has resulted in “tremendous human and economic benefit.”



AERA Member Jenny Rankin Discusses How Education Researchers Can Share Their Findings Widely

Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D., taught a professional development course at the 2017 and 2018 AERA Annual Meetings on how scholars can best share their research with multiple audiences. 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 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, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager