2015 AERA In the News
2015 AERA In the News

Media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research (listed reverse chronologically). 


January  •  February  •  March  •  April  •  May  •  June  •  July  
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I've got to hand it to you, Arne Duncan
Washington Post, December 31, 2015

Moving Beyond Just Academics in Assessing Effectiveness
Education Week, December 30, 2015

5 Attacks Against Teachers Unions By State Newspapers in 2015
Media Matters, December 22, 2015

In Wake of ESSA, Senate Passes Long-Overdue Education Research Bill
Education Week, December 18, 2015

Study finds that space matters for students learning in fraternity houses
Phys.org, December 18, 2015

Days from leaving office, Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about successes, failures
Washington Post, December 17, 2015

Justice Scalia: Minorities Might Be Better Off at 'Slower-Track' Colleges
Education Week, December 11, 2015

Did Scalia's Comments on Black Students Match the Facts?
The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2015

A Supreme Court Justice Just Said Most Black Scientists Come From 'Lesser Schools'
Vice News, December 9, 2015

7 Criticisms Of Affirmative Action That Have Been Thoroughly Disproved
Think Progress, December 9, 2015

Research Points to Benefits of Diverse Student Body in Science-Related Fields
AAAS, December 8, 2015

High Court Showdown Looms on Race-Based Admissions
Education Week, December 8, 2015

‘Science’ requires affirmative action to prevent more racial protests, scholars say
The College Fix, December 8, 2015


New ESEA May Use Noncognitive Traits in Accountability. Is That a Good Idea?
Education Week, November 23, 2015

Nassau superintendents: End teacher evals tied to test scores
Newsday, November 21, 2015

Will Mayor de Blasio ever learn? Shutting lousy schools helps kids
New York Post, November 19, 2015

What makes kids tune in, tackle the tough stuff?
The Modesto Bee, November 17, 2015

Clinton says 'no evidence' that teachers can be judged by student test scores
The Washington Post, November 16, 2015

The massive refugee crisis demands a proper response
University World News, November 13, 2015

Education researchers caution against using students' test scores to evaluate teachers
The Washington Post, November 12, 2015

Research Group Latest to Caution Use of 'Value Added' for Teachers
Education Week, November 11, 2015

A College-Rankings World
The Atlantic, November 9, 2015

Study: Black Students—Not Crime—Determine If Schools Get Security
Talking Points Memo, November 4, 2015

Gender Gaps in High School Students' Homework Time
Education Week, November 3, 2015


How American schools are making inequality worse
The Conversation, October 26, 2015

Study: College Graduation May Be Partly Determined by Your Genes
U.S. News & World Report, October 26, 2015

College graduation may be partly determined by your genes, genome study of siblings finds
The Hechinger Report, October 26, 2015

Analysis Finds Colleges Do Teach Critical Thinking
Inside Higher Education, October 21, 2015

Yes, Colleges Do Teach Critical-Thinking Skills, Study Finds
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 20, 2015

Study: Schools Exacerbate Growing Rich-Poor Achievement Gap
U.S. News & World Report, October 19, 2015

School exacerbate the growing achievement gap between rich and poor, a 33-country study finds
The Hechinger Report, October 19, 2015

Report: U.S. Math Performance Gap Starts with Unequal Access
Diverse News, October 14, 2015

Inequality should scare us: Create great school options now
The Seattle Times, October 11, 2015

How Socioeconomic Inequality Affects STEM Education
Engineering.com, October 9, 2015

Schools Help Widen Academic Gaps, Studies Find
Education Week, October 6, 2015

That Didn't Quite Go As Planned: Looking Back at a Huge Gates Ed Grant in Tampa
Inside Philanthropy, October 6, 2015

New study reveals vast gap between rich and poor students
the educator, October 6, 2015

School Shooting Plot Foiled in California, Four Students Arrested
Education Week, October 5, 2015

A Few Reflections Upon Secretary Duncan's Departure
Education Week, October 5, 2015

The tenure of Education Secretary Arne Duncan - in his own sometimes startling words
The Washington Post, October 4, 2015


Low-Income Students Shortchanged on Math Curriculum
U.S. News & World Report, September 30, 2015

Math content in schools adding to achievement gap, new study finds
The Washington Post, September 30, 2015

Proposed Budget Cuts Set Sights on Education Research
Education Week, September 22, 2015

Inside the Exam Pressure Cooker
Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2015

Remembering Larry McQuillan, Bridging Research and Journalism
Education Week, September 21, 2015

Q&A: Quality Still a Challenge in After-School Programs, Says Top Researcher
Education Week, September 15, 2015

Elementary literacy tutors sought for Mason City Schools
GlobalGazette.com, September 15, 2015

Schools Deemed 'Discriminatory' Struggle to Erase Disparities
Education Week, September 15, 2015

Accountability: "Fifty Ways to Leave a Child Behind: Idiosyncrasies and Discrepancies in States' Implementation of NCLB"
Education Week, September 15

Lessons from under the coconut tree
Boston Globe, September 12, 2015

Morning Education: Researchers Concerned About IES Budget
Politico, September 11, 2015

Morning Education: Flashback to Early NCLB Flexibility
Politico, September 10, 2015

Education Researchers to Lawmakers: Don't Cut Funding for Key Programs
Education Week, September 10, 2015

Noah Drezner, Oren Pizmony-Levy
New York Times, September 6, 2015

The misuse of research to support deregulation and privatization of teacher education
The Washington Post, September 2, 2015


No call for Kindergarten Kops (Editorial)
The Press-Enterprise, August 28, 2015

Why Replication Matters
Inside Higher Ed, August 28, 2015

Penchant for learning depends on your DNA and neighbourhood
The Australian, August 25, 2015

Genetically Inclined to Learn
Inside Higher Ed, August 20, 2015

What Do Genes Say About Education? More Than You'd Think.
Education Week, August 20, 2015

Morning Education: Fuel for Sibling Rivalry
Politico, August 20, 2015

Renowned researcher: ‘Why I am no longer comfortable’ in the field of educational measurement
Washington Post, August 20, 2015

Reading success is only limited by the number of volunteers
The Bakersfield Californian, August 18, 2015

Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests
Reuters, August 16, 2015

Students who need teachers most are least likely to get higher-skilled ones
The Spokesman-Review, August 14, 2015

New Tool Maps School Attendance Zones Across U.S.
Education Week, August 5, 2015


Tossing a lifeline to non-reading students
The (Rockfield, S.C.) Herald, July 29, 2015 

How Early Education Can Reduce Special Education Placements
"Ed Central," July 17, 2015

Study Paints Sobering Picture of Unequal Access to Teacher Quality
Education Week, July 13, 2015

Ruth Neild Tapped to Lead Institute of Education Sciences
Education Week, July 8, 2015

Is Special Education Racist?
Education Week, July 8, 2015

Ethnic, Racial and Language Minority Youth Disproportionately Underrepresented in Special Education
Latin Post, July 7, 2015

The Racial Imbalances of Special Education
The Atlantic, July 6, 2015

Big News or Flawed Research? The New Special Education Controversy
Huffington Post, July 6, 2015

Study on Black, Hispanic Children in Special Ed Wrong, Regressive
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 5, 2015

Minorities and Special Ed
American RadioWorks, July 2, 2015

Too Many or Too Few Black and Latino Kids in Special Ed?
National Journal, July 2, 2015



Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2015

The Special Education Narrative That May Not Be Right
Washington Monthly, June 29, 2015

Minorities Less Likely To Be Identified as Disabled
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 29, 2015

New study challenges previous research about special education students
89.3 KPCC, June 26, 2015 

Is special education biased against racial minorities?
Washington Examiner, June 25, 2015

Study on Minorities in Special Education Proves Provocative
Education Week, June 25, 2015

Minority Children are Unrepresented in Special Education
OC Weekly, June 25, 2015

Minorities Less Likely to Be Identified for Special Education, Study Finds
Education Week, June 24, 2015

What You Thought About Minority Students and Special Ed Is Wrong
U.S. News & World Report, June 24, 2015

More Minority Students Should Be In Special Ed, Study Says
Huffington Post, June 24, 2015

Is Special Education Racist? (op-ed)
New York Times, June 24, 2015

Morning Education: Challenging Special Education Policy
Politico, June 24, 2015

Can Sorting Teach Students to Make Better Connections Among Subjects?
Education Week, June 18, 2015

French fries with your home?
Boston Globe, June 14, 2015

Three Wrong-Headed Ideas Driving Reform of U.S. Teaching Force
The Washington Post, June 12, 2015

Online classes less successful than their traditional counterparts
Daily Emerald (University of Oregon), June 9, 2015

What researchers say about texting, immersing and first-grade math
Modesto Bee, June 9, 2015

Experts: How should N.J. community react to back-to-back school gun scares?
NJ.com, June 8, 2015

Volusia seeks to cut down on teacher turnover
The Daytona Beach News-Journal, June 2, 2015

What teachers really need to stay, improve and succeed
The Washington Post, June 1, 2015



College Special-Needs Students Face Choice: Seek Help or Go It Alone?
Education Week, May 29, 2015

Senate votes to drop Smarter Balanced test for high school students
The Connecticut Mirror, May 28, 2015

Data Shows Online Courses Less Effective at Community Colleges
Education News, May 26, 2015

President Nikias discusses college rating system in DC
Daily Trojan, May 26, 2015

Executive function not a panacea for education ills
The Boston Globe, May 24, 2015

High school shootings have long-term impact on math, English scores
The Advocate, May 23, 2015

Study: Online community college courses found to be ineffective
USA Today, May 22, 2015

Spending on School Security Rises
The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2015

Parents should be demanding, but not too demanding, study says
Times Education Supplement, May 19, 2015

The grade skip dilemma: why your child may fare better than you expect
Chicago Now, May 14, 2015

Study: Tuition increases could negatively impact UMD's diversity
The Diamondback, May 14, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability
Education Week, May 13, 2015

A Key Researcher Says 'Grit' Isn't Ready for High-Stakes Measures
NPR, May 13, 2015

Should teachers be evaluated on how 'gritty' their students are?
The Washington Post, May 13, 2015

September is a crystal ball for future pupil absences, study says
Times Education Supplement, May 12, 2015

The Online Paradox at Community Colleges
U.S. News & World Report, May 11, 2015

Higher education faces quagmire with distance education
The Intelligencer, May 11, 2015

Should 3rd Grade Be the Pivot Point for Early Reading?
Education Week, May 11, 2015

The Latest Ed-Tech Research: Studies You Need to Know From AERA 2015
Education Week, May 11, 2015

On Campus: Journalists hear education stats, pet peeves
The Modesto Bee, May 6, 2015

Research Project Aims to Build Better Math Texts
Education Week, May 5, 2015

Frontiers of Digital Learning Probed by Researchers
Education Week, May 5, 2015

The 2015 Power List
Inside Business - The Hampton Roads Business Journal, May 4, 2015

Here's Another Reason Why You Should Ignore College Rankings
The Cheat Sheet, May 4, 2015

The False Promise of Marijuana Money in Education
The Atlantic, May 4, 2015

Why Twitter could hold the secret to better #CPD
Times Education Supplement, May 2, 2015

Helicopter parenting has positive perks for gifted and talented students
Chicago Now (Gifted Matters), May 1, 2015



Pupils do as teachers do, not as they say, research finds
Times Education Supplement, April 30, 2015

Study: City’s small high schools improve outcomes
Capital New York,  April 28, 2015

Illinois High School Expands Access to High-Level Academics
Education Week, April 27, 2015

Studies: Online Courses Unsuccessful at Community Colleges
U.S. News & World Report, April 27, 2015

Moody’s study finds wealth disparities among colleges
The Dartmouth, April 27, 2015

Some Believe Schools Should Track The Academic Progress of Homeless Students
University Herald, April 27, 2015

Early years education boosts cardiac health, study says
Times Education Supplement, April 25, 2015

College Tuition Increase: Racial Diversity Drops As Costs Go Up, Study Finds
International Business Times, April 23, 2015

A high US News ranking doesn't mean a college is actually good
Vox, April 23, 2015

A Rare Look at What Makes Student Trustees Effective
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 23, 2015

How does a teacher’s race affect which students get to be identified as ‘gifted’?
The Washington Post, April 22, 2015

Always some error in educational research
Springfield News-Leader, April 22, 2015

Shifts in Computer Science Interest
Insider Higher Ed, April 21, 2015

AERA Sessions Pinpoint the Necessity of Social Justice
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 21, 2015

Colleges' responses to racist incidents are PR-motivated, website says
The Times-Picayune, April 21, 2015

Morning Education: How Tuition Hikes Hurt Diversity
Politico, April 21, 2015

AERA: Which Words Do Students Need Most to Succeed?
Education Week, April 20, 2015

High Tax Rates Blunt Efforts to Use Marijuana Revenue for Schools
Education Week, April 20, 2015

Colleges Respond to Racist Incidents as if Their Chief Worry Is Bad PR, Studies Find
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 20, 2015

Which Groups Are Favored?
Insider Higher Ed, April 20, 2015

Online Penalty
Insider Higher Ed, April 20, 2015

How Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 19, 2015

Rising tuition means falling diversity on campus
The Hechinger Report, April 18, 2015

Coding and Computer Science in School Libraries: Researcher Q&A
Education Week, April 17, 2015

A College’s High Ranking Often Means Less Time With Professors
The Chronicle of Higher EducationApril 17, 2015

An Admissions Scandal Shows How Administrators’ Ethics ‘Fade’
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 17, 2015

Tenure, Not Hiring, Is Chief Bottleneck to STEM Faculty Diversification
The Chronicle of Higher EducationApril 17, 2015

AERA: For Young Children, It's Not Just What You Teach, but Who You Are
Education Week, April 17, 2015

U.S. Students Awful at Evaluating Reliability of Online Science Readings
Education Week, April 17, 2015

AERA: National Research Council to Probe What's Changed About How People Learn
Education Week, April 16, 2015

Deep or Wide? Two Takes on Ed-Tech Professional Development from AERA
Education Week, April 16, 2015

A Little Background Reading Before AERA 2015
Education Week, April 15, 2015

Previewing the 2015 AERA Conference, in Plain English
Education Week, April 15, 2015

Writing in Google Docs Doesn't Affect Student Test Scores, Early Research Finds
Education Week, April 14, 2015

Public schools can now apply for $3.4M in grants to help fill in-demand jobs
The Salt Lake Tribune, April 2, 2015




We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania
Salon.com, March 28, 2015

Pre-K plan is good for businesses, communities
Helena Independent Record, March 26, 2015

Florida senator would temporarily halt test-based third-grade retentions, graduation decisions
Tampa Bay Times, March 23, 2015

Better planning skills, higher test scores? Not necessarily, study says
The Seattle Times, March 11, 2015

Most Teach For America Instructors Plan to Flee Teaching
Bloomberg Business, March 9, 2015

Higher churning: School superintendent posts, in Marin as elsewhere, subject to volatility
Marin Independent Journal, March 8, 2015

Morning Education: Report Roll Call
Politico, March 5, 2015

Does Improving Executive Function Cause Better Academic Achievement?
Education Week, March 5, 2015

Boost Cognitive Skills, Boost Grades—Right?
Pacific Standard, March 5, 2015



5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014
NPR, February 26, 2015

Program uses “building blocks” to ensure kids are set up to succeed in school
Fox 6 Now, February 18, 2015

115 education groups: GOP No Child Left Behind legislation is vastly underfunded
The Washington Post, February 12, 2015

Pay gap growing between men and women in Florida
Orlando Sentinel, February 12, 2015

Who's Tying Money to College Performance, and How? A Report Breaks It Down
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 12, 2015

Finding the Right Formula
Insider Higher Ed, February 12, 2015

STEM Careers: Tackling The Gender Gap
Information Week, February 11, 2015

Study finds N.C. early childhood education programs cut costs of special education
The Fayetteville Observer, February 7, 2015

Early learning is key to Kitzhaber's education strategy
Statesman Journal, February 7, 2015

NC would save by expanding pre-K
News & Observer, February 4, 2015

Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placement
NPR, February 4, 2015

Study: Early learning curbs need for special education
The News-Press, February 4, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Education Leads to Fewer Special Education Placements
Education Week, February 3, 2015

Morning Education: The Positives of Pre-K
Politico, February 3, 2015

Study: High-quality early education could reduce costs
The Washington Post, February 3, 2015

Study finds preschool programs lower special education referrals
EdSource, February 3, 2015

Study: Early childhood programs in NC reduce special education
News & Observer, February 3, 2015

Progressive labels for regressive practices: How key terms in education have been co-opted
The Washington Post, February 3, 2015

Progressive labels for regressive practices: How key terms in education have been co-opted
Huffington Post, February 3, 2015

Canada: Toronto Breaks Meetings Record
International Meetings Review, February 2, 2015

Student performance flat despite more money? Wrong
RGJ.com, February 1, 2015



Go Beyond Method to the Civic Purposes of Science
Education Week (On California), January 21, 2015

Research Agency Awaits New Chief, Legislation
Education Week, January 20, 2015

Rise in Short-Term Certificates Linked to Accountability Changes for Colleges
Education Week (College Bound), January 14, 2015

What Sort of Degrees Do College Incentives Encourage?
Education Week (Inside School Research), January 14, 2015

Report: Performance Funding Might Not Help Students
U.S. News & World Report, January 14, 2015

Study: College performance incentives aren't big success
Associated Press, January 14, 2015

Funding Formula Fracas
Inside Higher Ed, January 14, 2015

More States Tie Money to Colleges’ Performance, but That May Not Work
Chronicle of Higher Education, January 14, 2015

Morning Education: Performance Funding Pitfalls
Politico, January 14, 2015

Arizona Educational Officials Say It's Illegal to Recite This Poem in School
Huffington Post, January 13, 2015

Arizona's Mexican-American Studies Ban Questioned By Appeals Judges
Huffington Post, January 12, 2015

Teachers of Banned Mexican-American Classes Push to Expand Ethnic Studies
Huffington Post, January 12, 2015

Morning Education: AERA Summarizes Best Practices for Anti-Bullying Policies
Politico, January 12, 2015

PBL Science Empowered by Discussion Forums edutopia, January 7, 2015 Report: Mexican-American Studies Breed Better Academic Performance Education Writers Association (Blog: Latino Ed Beat), January 2, 2015

Mexican American Studies Students Show Academic Gains, Report Says
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, January 2, 2015

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