AERA Highlights - September 2019
AERA Highlights - September 2019

September 2019

AERA Publications News

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


Prudence Carter to Give Brown Lecture on October 24 — Register Now
Prudence L. Carter, a renowned scholar, award-winning author, and national expert on youth identity and race, urban poverty, and opportunity gaps in education, will give the 2019 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 24 at 6 p.m. ET at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Read more

AERA and CGS Awarded NSF Grant to Convene Leaders to Advance Open Science
AERA and CGS have received a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation to convene higher education leaders, education researchers, and related scientists to advance academic support for open science. Read the press release 


AERA Convenes Education Research Leaders for 2019 Fall Policy Meeting
On September 17–18, 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. Read more 

AERA Satellite Conference to Examine Educational Data Science
AERA is holding a Satellite Conference on Educational Data Science at Stanford University on April 22–23, 2020. Read more

AERA seeks nominations for the 2020 AERA Awards. The submission deadline is October 31, 2019 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which are due October 23, 2019).

AERA Publications News

Educational Data Science to Be Featured in AERA Open Special Topic
AERA Open has released a special topic call for papers on educational data science. The submission deadline is June 1, 2020. Read more
EEPA Launches New "Briefs" Format
At its June meeting, AERA Council enthusiastically approved the addition of Briefs as a new manuscript type for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News


Education Department Proposes Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection
The Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education proposed changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection in a Federal Register notice published on September 19. Read more

NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate Announces Repositioning
On September 24, Arthur Lupia, assistant director of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation, announced the repositioning of certain research programs within the directorate. Read more

Short-Term Continuing Resolution Prevents Shutdown as Senate Moves Appropriations Bills Forward
With a budget agreement in place, the Senate Appropriations Committee worked throughout September on appropriations bills for the 2020 fiscal year. Read more

NICHD Releases 2020 Strategic Plan
On September 18, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development issued its 2020 strategic plan. Read more 

EHR Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle Testifies on STEM Education in House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing
On September 19, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Engagement. Read more

AERA New Calls

Call for AERA Fellows Nominations—Deadline: December 9

Call for AERA Congressional Fellowship Applications—Deadline: December 10

AERA Continuing 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
AERA invites applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop to be held Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19, during the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

AERA Publications Calls

RRE 2021 Call for Papers: Quality of Research Evidence in Education: How Do We Know?—Deadline: Proposals due September 30

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

Matthew Philip Steinberg and Kenneth Shores Discuss the New AERA Open Article “Schooling During the Great Recession: Patterns of School Spending and Student Achievement Using Population Data”

Katie Vinopal and Stephen B. Holt Discuss the New ER Article “Rookie Mistakes: The Interplay of Teacher Experience and Racial Representation”

Erica Frankenberg Discusses the New AERA Open Article “Racial Segregation in the Southern Schools, School Districts, and Counties Where Districts Have Seceded”

Beyond AERA

New Reports

IES Issues Director’s Biennial Report to Congress

NCES Report Looks at School Choice in the United States

NCES Releases Report on Student Victimization in 2016–17

National Academies’ Releases “Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda”

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics Releases Indicators on Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics Releases Indicators on Higher Education in Science and Engineering

Funding Opportunities

National Humanities Center Call for Fellowship Applications—Deadline: October 10

Calls for Nominations

Call for National Assessment Governing Board Nominations—Deadline: October 18

Upcoming Events

Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science Conference on “The Impact of Social Sciences & Humanities on Society,” Washington, D.C., October 17-19

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Did the Recession Hurt Test Scores? A New Study Says, Yes. By A Lot.
Education Week, September 25

Study: Spending Cuts During Recession Hurt Student Achievement
Politico “Morning Education,” September 25

Study: Neighborhood conditions can impact pre-K effectiveness
Education Dive, September 16

Smaller communities are “seceding” from larger school districts. It’s accelerating school segregation.
Vox, September 6

The new face of racial segregation: School "secession"
CBS News, September 5

What Students Write to the President Sheds Light on Their Civics Learning
Education Week, September 4

Study Finds Carving Up School Districts Worsens Segregation
The Associated Press, September 4

School District Secessions Accelerate School Segregation
U.S. News & World Report, September 4

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