2016 AERA In the News
2016 AERA In the News
Media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research (listed reverse chronologically). 


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A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia
The New York Times, December 29, 2016

The American Obsession With Parenting
The Atlantic, December 12, 2016

Commentary: Voters reject university elites, too
Philly.com, December 8, 2016

Study shows children learning Cherokee are part of ongoing language renewal
Phys.org, December 7, 2016

Making the turn: Incoming 6th-graders often not ready for middle school in Polk
The Ledger, December 5, 2016


Morning Education: Groups Push Federal Funding of Education Research
Politico, November 22, 2016

MLA, AERA Issue Statements on Election Aftermath
Inside Higher Ed, November 18, 2016

Happiness: The Missing Link To The Achievement Gap
University Herald, November 6, 2016

Morning Education: Report Roll Call
Politico, November 4, 2016

Estudiantes felices, buenos estudiantes: un buen ambiente en la escuela mejora el desempeño académico (Translation: Happy Students, Good Students: A Good Environment At School Improves Academic Performance)
Univision, November 2, 2016

Study: Poor kids do better in happy schools
Democrat & Chronicle, November 1, 2016

Don't Walk That Line! Why Schools Need to Create and Measure Positive Climates
Washington Monthly, November 1, 2016

How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed
NPR, November 1, 2016

Positive School Climates May Help Narrow Achievement Gaps, Analysis Finds
Education Week, November 1, 2016

Don’t walk that line! Why schools need to create, and measure positive climates
The Hechinger Report, November 1, 2016

Morning Education: The Positive Effects of School Climate
Politico, November 1, 2016

Research review confirms positive school climates can narrow achievement gaps
Phys.org, November 1, 2016

Retention of Effective Teachers Dependent on School Climate, Study Finds
Education World, November 1, 2016


Is Attending the 'Best' High School Academically Irrelevant?
The Atlantic, October 31, 2016

Board Decries PARCC Test as Graduation Tool
Cape May County Herald, October 31, 2016

Early Math Classes Biased Against Girls, Affecting Career Choices, Study Finds
American Council on Science and Health, October 27, 2016

Gender gaps in math persist, with teachers underrating girls' math skills
Science Daily, October 27, 2016

The Gender Gap In Math Starts In Kindergarten
The Huffington Post, October 27, 2016

Gender gaps in math persist, with teachers underrating girls' math skills
Phys.org, October 27, 2016

Gender gap in math starts in kindergarten, study says
PBS, October 27, 2016

K12 Teachers May Favor Males When Judging Math Proficiency
Education World, October 27, 2016

Who's to Blame for the Gender Gap in Stem? Start With Kindergarten Teacher
Fortune, October 27, 2016

Borrowing Falls as Prices Keep Climbing

Inside Higher Ed, October 26, 2016

'Beyond the Skills Gap'

Inside Higher Ed, October 26, 2016

Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom

EdSurgeNews, October 25, 2016

'Best' High Schools May Not Be as Good as You Think - What That Means for Parents, Policymakers
The 74 Million, October 24, 2016

U.S. Policy Makers Urged to Act on Degree Attainment Lag
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, October 23, 2016

Incumbent Hunt Berryman faces Billy Townsend for District 1 School Board Seat
News Chief, October 17, 2016

Middle school structure affects learning environment, student achievement

Science Daily, October 12, 2016

Here's How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade
NPR, October 9, 2016

Study Finds Students Of All Races Prefer Teachers Of Color
NPR, October 7, 2016

Students like teachers of color more than white teachers, study suggests
The News & Observers, October 7, 2016

Institutions facing new hurdles as public confidence in higher ed wanes
Education DIVE, October 7, 2016

Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Study Finds
Education Week, October 6, 2016

Santelises Vows to Raise Baltimore's PARCC Scores
Afro, October 6, 2016

Kids to America: More black and Latino teachers, please
Daily News, October 6, 2016

Students of all races prefer teachers of color, finds study
Science Daily, October 5, 2016

Shorter School Grade Spans Linked to Bullying
Education Week, October 4, 2016

Is Middle School Helping Or Harming Kids?
WPR, October 4, 2016

New Teachers Make Up a Significant Segment of Profession
Education Week, October 4, 2016

Interim Superintendent Opposes Rountree Resolution
The Knoxville Focus, October 2, 2016


Legislature may not be right, but child literacy must be addressed
The Blade, September 30, 2016

It's time to rethink gifted education to improve access for kids of color
ThinkProgress, September 29, 2016

How to Find Evidence-Based Fixes for Schools That Fall Behind

Education Week, September 27, 2016

Is Middle School Too Early for Students to Lose 'Top Dog' Status?
neaToday, September 27, 2016

Can All Students Succeed at Science and Tech High Schools?
U.S. News & World Report, September 26, 2016

Can All Students Succeed at Science and Tech High Schools?
The Hechinger Report, September 26, 2016

As American Education Collapses, Democracy's Foundation Shakes
The Daily Beast, September 25, 2016

The Benefit of Being the Big Kid on the Playground
The Atlantic, September 22, 2016

Traditional Middle Schools Could Actually Be Hurting Your Kids, Study Finds
Good Housekeeping, September 21, 2016

Worried about little children attending school with much older students? A study says they'll be better off
Chalkbeat, September 20, 2016

English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds
Education Week, September 20, 2016

Schools With Wider Grade Spans Have Less Bullying, N.Y.C. Study Finds
Education Week, September 20, 2016

As if being 12-years-old wasn't hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder

Quartz, September 20, 2016

Sixth Grade Is Tough. It Helps To Be 'Top Dog'
NPR, September 19, 2016

School readiness is not kids' stuff

The Californian, September 16, 2016

The Top 5 Best Universities In The United States According To US News
University Herald, September 14, 2016

Higher Edge: The truth about rankings

The Georgetown Voice, September 14, 2016

The Best University in the Country is...
CNBC, September 13, 2016

Sections tackle going to college, mixing in the arts
The Modesto Bee, September 13, 2016

U.S. kindergarten gains: Who gets the credit?
The Mercury News, September 9, 2016

Does It Pay to Start at Community College? Maybe
The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2016

Distance Coaching Expands Indiana and Montana, Where Colleges Have Seen Retention Gains
Inside Higher Ed, September 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton Answers 10 Questions on Early Education
The Atlantic, September 6, 2016

School banks on no-homework policy, longer school day to fight underperformance
Fox News, September 6, 2016

The 'achievement gap' appears to be narrowing

Boston Globe, September 5, 2016

The means to succeed: Lower incomes result in fewer educational opportunities for children
Columbia Daily Tribune, September 4, 2016

Rich Parents Spend Much More on School Prep for Young Children
Education Week, September 2, 2016

The shrinking gap between poor and wealthy kindergarteners
Washington Examiner, September 1, 2016


Goodnight, pre-K gap
Yahoo News, August 31, 2016

The Pill, the Condom, and the American Dream
The Atlantic, August 31, 2016

Finally, a disturbing trend in education shows signs of reversal
Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2016

Kindergarten Readiness Gaps Narrow Between Affluent and Poor Students
Education Week, August 29, 2016

Racial Disparities Persist In Oklahoma's Gifted Student Programs
KGOU, August 29, 2016

Low-income kindergartners are closing the achievement gap, reversing a decades-old trend
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 29, 2016

Achievement Gap Between Young Poor and Wealthy Children is Closing
Education World, August 29, 2016

Ready for kindergarten? Gap between rich and poor narrows, study finds
Phys.org, August 29, 2016

Low-income kindergartners are closing achievement gaps
Education Dive, August 29, 2016

Surprise! Amid Rising Inequality, One School Gap Is Narrowing

NPR, August 28, 2016

Study: Academic Readiness Gaps Closing Slowly
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 28, 2016

Achievement gap narrows in kindergarten
Trib Live, August 27, 2016

Editorial: Reaching them, teaching them
Daily Press, August 27, 2016

Ready for kindergarten? Gap between rich and poor narrows, Stanford study finds

Stanford News, August 26, 2016

The Good News About Educational Inequality
The New York Times, August 26, 2016

Despite Growing Income Inequality, Learning Gaps Between Rich and Poor Kids Are Actually Closing
The Huffington Post, August 26, 2016

Low-income kindergartners are closing the achievement gap, reversing a decades-old trend
The Washington Post, August 26, 2016

Study: Poor Kindergartners Are Catching Up
U.S. News &World Report, August 26, 2016

Are Poor Students More Prepared for Kindergarten?
Education Week, August 26, 2016

Surprising reversal: School readiness gap narrows between rich and poor kids
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 26, 2016

Working play into early childhood education boosts students' learning experience
Phys.org, August 25, 2016

Racial Disparities Persist in Gifted Student Programs

Oklahoma Watch, August 25, 2016

Counting 'Proficient' Students Creates Bad Accountability
Education Week, August 16, 2016

Report: Americans More Concerned About Wealth-based Achievement Gaps Than Racial Inequities
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 14, 2016

Study: Americans care more about poor students than black or Hispanic students
Washington Examiner, August 12, 2016

Americans are more concerned about wealth-based achievement gaps than race
PBS "NewsHour," August 12, 2016

Racial Gaps: Does the Public Care?
Inside Higher Ed, August 12, 2016

Morning Education: Study: Income Tops Race In Achievement Gap Concerns
Politico, August 11, 2016

Social-Emotional Learning: States Collaborate to Craft Standards, Policies
Education Week, August 1, 2016


Editorial: Education starts early
Daily Press, July 27

Researchers: No Consensus Against Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations, Contra Democratic Platform
The 74, July 25, 2016

Zero tolerance laws increase suspension rates for black students
EconoTimes, July 25, 2016

Shortcut Paths to Teaching Linked to Higher Turnover
Education Week, July 19, 2016

Rallies, Reflection, Rancor
Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2016

SCOTUS Hands Tribes One More Win, Upholds Race-Conscious College Admissions
Indian Country Today Media Network, July 1, 2016


Don't use test scores to judge teacher quality
Boston Globe, June 30, 2016

Scholar: After Fisher, Schools Should Reassess Diversity Policies
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, June 28, 2016

Tough Love for Maths Strugglers, Throw Them In At The Deep End
The Australian, June 27, 2016

Gap Growing in Teacher-Turnover Rates: Research
Education Week, June 27, 2016

Court upholds race-conscious university admissions
University World News, June 24, 2016

Study casts doubt on value of remedial math for college
The Washington Post, June 23, 2016

Mainstreaming Remedial Math
Inside Higher Ed, June 23, 2016

As Inequalities Grow, Rich Parents Spend More On Children's Education
State Impact, June 22, 2016

All Work with Little Play: No Studies Reveal that Higher Expectations Are Being Thrown at Kindergartners
Parent Herald, June 22, 2016

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

NPR, June 21, 2016

University of Michigan education school dean stepping down, will stay at U-M
Detroit Free Press, June 19, 2016

Higher Ed Supports LGBTQ Communities After Orlando Shootings
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, June 17, 2016

Orlando Massacre Fuels Call to End Federal Roadblock of Gun Violence Research
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, June 16, 2016

Who bans research to holster gun violence? Not the good guys
The Modesto Bee, June 14, 2016

Study Tests Using Teacher Observation Data for Evaluation of EPPs
Ed Prep Matters, June 14, 2016

Zero Tolerance Does Little To Improve Student Behavior, Says New Study
Reason.com, June 13, 2016

Reader View: Summer can increase learning gap
Sante Fe New Mexican, June 12, 2016

Pressing Themes in the Out-of-School Time Workforce
Youth Today, June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016 Letters to Editor
Boston Herald, June 10, 2016

Study: Spending on Pre-K stagnated for low-income kids
Hattiesburg American, June 10, 2016

Relationship between school security, race, research shows
Science Daily, June 8, 2016

The Maker Movement, Equity, and Schools: Researcher Q&A
Education Week, June 8, 2016

Jerome S. Bruner, Pioneering Education Psychologist, Dies at 100
Education Week, June 8, 2016

What kind of people oppose Common Core?
Washington Examiner, June 7, 2016

21 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know
Education Week, June 5, 2016

Black Girls and School Discipline: Four Researchers Unpack K-12's Racial Bias
Education Week, June 2, 2016


Are There Too Few Minority Students in Special Education?
Education Week, May 31, 2016

Report highlights glaring ed inequity over time
Education Dive, May 27, 2016

In Charter School Era, Montesorri Model Flourishes
Education Week, May 26, 2016

What's the Research Role of the NAEP's Long-Term Trends?
Education Week, May 26, 2016

Study: Children of Children Who Went to Desegregated Schools Reap Benefits, Too
U.S. News & World Report, May 23, 2016

The children of children who went to desegregated schools reap benefits, too, study finds
The Hechinger Report, May 23, 2016

The Children of Children Who Went to Desegregated Schools Reap Benefits, Too, Study Finds
Washington Monthly, May 23, 2016

How Our Education System is Short-changing Talented Minorities
Black Enterprise, May 23, 2016

Mexican American textbook incites controversy
Houston Chronicle, May 23, 2016

Making Education Research Available to All
Getting Smart, May 22, 2016

1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Study Finds
Education Week, May 17, 2016

The Best School Violence Prevention Programs May Start with Raising Test Scores, Study Show
Washington Monthly, May 16, 2016

The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows
The Hechinger Report, May 16, 2016

Study: To Reduce School Violence, Start With Test Scores
U.S. News & World Report, May 16, 2016

What Education Policy Can Learn from Composting
The Huffington Post, May 12, 2016

Ed Leadership Should Go Beyond 'Comply or Defy'
Education Week, May 12, 2016

Growth mindset increasingly seen as important to K12 student success
Education Dive, May 11, 2016

Diversity Lacking Among Professoriate's Elite Positions
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, May 10, 2016

Popularity of Ed Tech Not Necessarily Linked to Products' Impact
Education Week, May 10, 2016

Dr. Immordino-Yang: Social-emotional learning key to student engagement
Education Dive, May 5, 2016

Study: Teacher Stress Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement
Education Week, May 4, 2016

Rating teachers gets results
The Advertiser (Subscription Required), May 4, 2016


How Racism Affects Black and Brown Students in Public Schools
About News, April 28, 2016

Emotions Help Steer Students' Learning, Studies Find
Education Week, April 26, 2016

Cries About National Teacher Shortages Might Be Overblown
U.S. News & World Report, April 26, 2016

Cries About National Teacher Shortages Might Be Overblown

Washington Monthly, April 26, 2016

The Awakening of University Schools of Education: Operation Education the Educators
The Huffington Post, April 25, 2016

Cries about national teacher shortages might be overblown
The Hechinger Report, April 25, 2016

Stark differences in black and white enrollment for District 150 gifted programs
Journal Star, April 25, 2016

Why It's Important to Say #BlackGirlsMatter
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 22, 2016

SEL demands new standards for measurement, progress
Education Dive, April 21, 2016

Study: Math Gains Found From 'Ready To Learn'
Education Week, April 19, 2016

How Students' Emotions Affect Their Schooling
Education Week, April 19, 2016

Digital Divide Evolves in Fla. Schools, Study Finds
Education Week, April 19, 2016

Researchers Probe Equity, Design Principles in Maker Ed.
Education Week, April 19, 2016

Scholars: Better Gauges Needed for 'Mindset,' 'Grit'
Education Week, April 19, 2016

Why testing prevails in K-12 education
Education Dive, April 18, 2016

Second lady calls for more research to help military children
Military Times, April 18, 2016

Second Lady Calls for More Research on Military-Connected Students
Ed Prep Matters, April 18, 2016

Jill Biden Urges Education Researchers to Focus on Military Children
Politico Pro, April 18, 2016 (Subscription Required)

Grit under attack
Hechinger Report, April 18, 2016

Grit Under Attack in Education Circles
U.S. News & World Report, April 18, 2016

Report Ties State Aid to Improved Graduation Rates
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 2016

Students, staff of color critical to institutional success
Education Dive, April 14, 2016

How to Get a First-Rate Teacher in Front of Every Student
Education Week, April 14, 2016

Hough: No need to complicate simple facts in education
Springfield News Leader, April 13, 2016

Ed Research Roundup
Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2016

In Admission Decisions, the Deciders' Own Backgrounds Play a Big Role
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 12, 2016

What Frustrates Me About AERA
Education Week, April 12, 2016

Study: 'Hot Wheels' Curriculum Aligned to New Science Standards Boosts Learning
Education Week, April 12, 2016

A Simple Cure For Education's Jargonitis
NPR, April 12, 2016

The Education Twitterati
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2016

What role should research play in the policy arena?
Education Dive, April 12, 2016

Study: HSIs don't harm students' wage prospects
El Paso Times, April 12, 2016

Education Technology 2016: How EdTech Will Change The Opportunity Limits For Success Of Less Fortunate Students In America
Parent Herald, April 11, 2016

AERA: Is There 'Summer Melt' for Social-Emotional Learning, Too?
Education Week, April 11, 2016

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research
Education Week, April 11, 2016

Expert: Student Data Underutilized in Promoting Success
Diverse Issues in Higher Ed, April 11, 2016

We May Know Less Than We Thought About What Helps or Hurts Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2016

Partnership Explores Role of Student Mental Health in Classroom Management
Education Week, April 10, 2016

Expert at AERA: States not Equipped to Support Schools
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 10, 2016

In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds
Education Week, April 9, 2016

How To Get Your Child Ready For Science Success
NewsOne Education, April 9, 2016

Can Ed Tech Power a Social-Justice Approach to 'Disruption?'
Education Week, April 8, 2016

Students in Online Credit Recovery Fare Worse Than Peers, Research Finds
Education Week, April 8, 2016

AERA Opens Centennial Meeting With Look at Research's Political Impact
Education Week, April 8, 2016

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered
The New York Times, April 8, 2016

Current use of PARCC testing can cause damage
Albuquerque Journal, April 8, 2016

Should our kids have homework at all?
HeraldNet, April 3, 2016

Study: School Programs Don't Prevent Teen Dating Violence
U.S. News & World Report, April 1, 2016


Study: White Teachers More Likely to Doubt Prospects of Black Students
NBC News, March 31, 2016

Grade Inflation Nation
Slate, March 30, 2016

Grade Inflation, Higher and Higher
Insider Higher Ed, March 29, 2016

Minority Scholars to be Among Those Honored by AERA
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, March 29, 2016

Study Finds Black Students Are Often Overlooked by Gifted, Talented Programs
Atlanta Black Star, March 28, 2016

Data Lacking About How LGBT Students Are Treated at School, Researchers Say
Education Week, March 27, 2016

How a Grassroots Revolt Against Testing May Change Education
The Progressive, March 25, 2016

Teacher Race Linked With Student Discipline Rates in Preliminary Study
Education Week, March 24, 2016

Twitter creates 'new academic hierarchies', suggests study
Times Higher Education, March 23, 2016

The Fatal Flaw of Educational Assessment
Education Week, March 22, 2016

NYC High Schoolers Stand Up for Their Educational Rights on Stage
The Village Voice, March 22, 2016

The Science Gap Starts Early

American RadioWorks, March 17, 2016

Using video in the classroom to help teachers and students
Education Dive, March 17, 2016

Science achievement gaps begin as early as kindergarten
eSchool News, March 7, 2016

Knowledge about the natural world in kindergarten predicts later success on science tests
The Seattle Times, March 1, 2016


The Biggest Hole in STEM Pipeline Starts Before Kindergarten
U.S. News & World Report, February 29, 2016

The biggest hole in the STEM pipeline starts before kindergarten
The Hechinger Report, February 29, 2016

The Consequences of Poor Science Education in Kindergarten
The Atlantic, February 27, 2016

Report: Science Knowledge Gaps Evident in Kindergarten
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, February 25, 2016

Study: Race-based achievement gaps in science has long history
Education Dive, February 25, 2016

Why Many Black Students Fall Behind in Science
NewsOne, February 25, 2016

The question of homework: Should our kids have it at all?
The Washington Post, February 24, 2016

Study Explains The Sad Reason Behind The Achievement Gap In Science
Huffington Post, February 24, 2016

Morning Education: Speaking of student achievement
Politico, February 23, 2016

Science Achievement Gaps, Present in Early Years, Persist Over Time
Education Week, February 23, 2016

Three African-American scholars ranked among nation's most influential
The Louisiana Weekly, February 22, 2016

We need more diversity in teacher ranks
News-Sentinel, February 19, 2016

Kindergarten Today: Less Play, More Academics
Education Week, February 9, 2016

TEA: State tests not valid for evaluating teachers
Wilson Post, February 5, 2016

Study: Race Affects Elementary School Student Placement in Gifted Program
Afro.com, February 5, 2016


Organizations, Individuals Provide Departments of Education With Varied Comments on ESSA Implementation
Education World, January 29, 2016

Despite Growth, AP Pool Is Not Diluted, Studies Say
Education Week, January 26, 2016

Counting What Counts: Five Dilemmas Facing Education
Huffington Post, January 25, 2016

'Gifted' Black Kids Not as Likely to Get Placed in Talented Programs
Diverse Issues In Education, January 24, 2016

Gifted Black Students Have Less Chance of Being Recommended for Gifted Programs

Education Week, January 22, 2016

Teacher race affects black students' odds of being labeled 'gifted'

Washington Post, January 21, 2016

Black kids are being kept out of gifted programs: Why having more black teachers could help

Daily Kos, January 21, 2016

The Missing Black Children in Gifted Programs
National Journal, January 20, 2016

To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher
NPR, January 20, 2016

Preschool Fade-Out
Education Week, January 20, 2016

Bright Black Students Taught by Black Teachers are More Likely to Get Into Gifted-and-Talented Classrooms
Washington Monthly, January 19, 2016

Study finds racial discrimination in school gifted programs
Chalkbeat Tennessee, January 19, 2016

Study: White students favored over blacks in gifted programs
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 19, 2016

Further Research Finds Lack of Teacher Diversity Negatively Impacts Minority Students
Education World, January 19, 2016

Vanderbilt report: Black kids underrepresented in gifted programs
The Tennessean, January 19, 2016

Bright black students taught by black teachers are more likely to get into gifted-and-talented classrooms

The Hechinger Report, January 19, 2016

Why Are There So Few Black Children in Gifted Programs?
The Atlantic, January 19, 2016

Kindergarten the new first grade? It's actually worse than that.
Washington Post, January 19, 2016

Bright Black Students With Black Teachers More Likely to Get Into Gifted Programs
U.S. News & World Report, January 19, 2016

Morning Education: GIFTED GAPS
Politico, January 19, 2016

STUDY: Despite Same Test Scores, Whites More Likely Than Blacks to Enter Gifted Student Programs
Education Writers Association "The Educated Reporter," January 19, 2016

In Memory of Education Researcher, Author Phillip C. Schlechty
Education Week, January 13, 2016

Public Engagement Is Essential to Scholarship
Education Week, January 12, 2016

Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade
NPR, January 8, 2016 

Welcome to First Grade Kindergarten
U.S. News & World Report, January 7, 2016

NCLB Rewrite Sets New Path on School Research
Education Week, January 5, 2016

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