2020 AERA In the News

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

January  •  February  •  March  •  April  •  May  •  June  •  July  
August  •  September  October • November • December



Parents Feel the Strain as Pandemic Adds New Role: Teacher
U.S. News & World Report, December 22

If You Want Black Students To Do Well At School, It Helps If You’re Positive About Black Students
Forbes, December 16, 2020

How online learning affects parents’ mental health
District Administration, December 16

16 Charts that Changed the Way We Thought About America’s Schools This Year
The 74, December 15, 2020

Op-ed Urging Jill Biden to Drop ‘Dr.’ Honorific Sparks Heated Critiques of Sexism and Elitism
Diverse Issues In Higher Education, December 14, 2020 

Researchers Balk at Trump’s Last-Minute Picks for Ed. Science Board
Education Week, December 14, 2020

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Penalized Unfairly on Observations, Study Says
Education Week, December 14, 2020

Researchers decry Trump picks for education sciences advisory board
Science, December 11, 2020

Study: Evaluations penalized teachers in low-income schools
Education Dive, December 10, 2020

New study says Chicago’s teacher evaluation may penalize Black educators
Chicago Chalkbeat, December 10, 2020

State Matching Fund Drives Up Private Donations, Study Shows
Inside Higher Ed, December 8, 2020 

Developmental Education Reform Improved Passing Rates
Inside Higher Ed, December 2, 2020

As First Lady, Jill Biden to ‘Bring a Lot More Power’ to Helping Students in Military Families
The 74, December 1, 2020


Study: School violence boosts transfers among higher-income students
Education Dive, November 19, 2020

Violent crime leads more affluent students to switch schools
District Administration, November 17, 2020

PROOF POINTS: Evidence increases for writing during math class
Hechinger Report, November 16, 2020

Diversifying education: Local schools work to attract wider range of teachers, staff
Telegraph Herald, November 8, 2020

Students can 'lose' 50% to 60% in math learning after three months of school closure, says American study
G1, November 4, 2020

How COVID-19 school closures could see math and literacy slide
Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 3, 2020

Explained: Impact of school closure on student learning, quantified
The Indian Express, November 3, 2020

PROOF POINTS: White and female teachers show racial bias in evaluating second grade writing
Hechinger Report, November 2, 2020

Looking to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading? This Tool May Help
Education Week, November 2, 20202


Advice for New Ph.D.s in Job Market: Be Open to Opportunities Outside Traditional Academia
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 28, 2020

Confronting Racism in Admissions
Inside Higher Ed, October 26, 2020

Study Finds Connection Between Public Community College Promise Programs and Enrollment Increases
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 25, 2020

‘Free college’ programs sound great – but who gets excluded?
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2020

IL Senate Committee Discusses Free College Tuition
WBGZ Radio, October 22, 2020

A Trump-Biden debate is hardly presidential and could teach my children the wrong lessons
NBC News, October 22, 2020

Free college drives diversity at two-year schools
University Business, October 21, 2020

The Promise and Disappointment of Free College
Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2020

Industry Groups Drop Suit Over Copyrighted Regulations
Law360, October 16, 2020

Curbside libraries restore in-person connections at CPS elementary schools
The Columbia Missourian, October 14, 2020

Study: Education, economic benefits possible from expansion of North Carolina school-choice program
The Center Square, October 7, 2020

Gates Foundation Unveils Grants to Make Algebra More Culturally Relevant
Education Week, October 7, 2020


Oregon Board Of Ed Passes ‘All Students Belong’ Rule — And Other States Should Follow Suit
Yahoo Life, September 30, 2020

Correcting COVID-19 Misconceptions Requires Caution
The Medium, September 28, 2020

Study Says No U.S. Campus Discrimination against Students of Asian Descent
VOA, September 26, 2020

Scores of college presidents urge Education Department to stop its investigation of Princeton
Washington Post, September 25, 2020

New Partnership Commits to Increasing Scholarly Research on Systemic Racism 
Associations Now, September 24, 2020

Shut Out of Schools Due to Pandemic, Many Education Researchers Say Their Work Is ‘In Shambles’
The 74, September 22, 2020

PROOF POINTS: A turnaround on school turnarounds
Hechinger Report, September 21, 2020

The Faculty Role in Transfer
Inside Higher Ed, September 21, 2020

Here’s what made Americans take the coronavirus pandemic seriously
Deseret News, September 20, 2020

How education research aims to tackle racism
University Business, September 18, 2020

A Blended Learning Approach in Pandemic
DemotiX, September 17, 2020

Here’s how to change someone’s mind about COVID-19 misconceptions
MSN, September 16, 2020

Changing someone’s mind about COVID-19 might require people to do this
Deseret News, September 16, 2020

Report Examines Years of Performance-Based Funding Studies
Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2020

COVID-19: TCTMD’s Daily Dispatch for September 15
TCTMD, September 15, 2020

Opinion: When Families Protest, Kids Learn
City Limits, September 15, 2020

A New, Huge Study on Public Trust in Vaccines. And More Science Journal News
The Tyee, September 15, 2020

Central Florida Entrepreneur Wants More Hispanic Students to Pursue STEM Careers
News 13 Orlando, September 14, 2020

Beyond the Scantron: Harvard Expert Andrew Ho on the 3 Ws of Testing and How to Figure Out What Students Have Lost Academically to COVID-19
The 74, September 14, 2020

ICAN still looking for people to adopt cats
The Columbia Valley Pioneer, September 8, 2020

Social Studies: Asian Americans and affirmative action, COVID on the frontier, gender roles
Boston Globe, September 3, 2020


Asian American Students Who Don’t Get in Their First-Choice University End Up Just Fine, Study Says
NextShark, August 27, 2020

When Asian Students Don't Get Into Their First-Choice College
Inside Higher Ed, August 25, 2020

Study Finds Evidence That Counters Legal Complaints Filed Against Yale and Harvard
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 24, 2020

Where are the Black Teachers?
Al Día News, August 20, 2020

Preprint Servers Have Changed Research Culture in Many Fields. Will a New One for Education Catch On?
Ed Surge, August 20, 2020

Columbus-area schools prepare for students’ ‘COVID slide’
The Columbus Dispatch, August 15, 2020

The ‘summer slide’ was tough before COVID-19, but getting kids in back-to-school mode is extra tough this year. Here are some tips to get you started.
Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2020

Is tutoring the answer to the COVID slide?
Education Dive, August 11, 2020


Why teachers shouldn’t give kids standardized tests when school starts
Washington Post, August 3, 2020

Ohio students take to Instagram to share stories of racism
The Columbus Dispatch, July 26, 2020

PROOF POINTS: The literacy secret that Dolly Parton knows: Free books work.
Hechinger Report, July 20, 2020

Orange County’s school reopening plan is melting down day by day — and parents in the California enclave are calling each other ‘maskholes’ and ‘covidiots’ all over Facebook
Business Insider, July 17, 2020

‘Naming and shaming’ not swaying students on tuition
University Business, July 16, 2020

Florida Private Schools Strive to Offset Learning Loss From COVID-19, Summer Slide 
RedefinEd, July 16, 2020

Thousands of Educators Laid Off Already Due to COVID-19, and More Expected
Education Week, July 14, 2020

Lost Learning Time Compounds Over Summers. Students Are Taking an Extra Hit Right Now
Education Week, July 10, 2020

Study finds 5 straight years of summer learning loss
District Administration, July 10, 2020

Study: More than half of students lost 39% of year's learning over summer
Education Dive, July 10, 2020

Children Lose Up To 40% Of Learning Over Summer Break - So Imagine What Lockdown Will Do
Forbes, July 10, 2020

CMU joins legal fight to overturn new international student rules
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 9, 2020

College Officials Testify About COVID-19’s Impact and the Need for More Federal Funding
Insight Into Diversity, July 8, 2020

Coronavirus puts information literacy in curriculum spotlight
Education Dive, July 8, 2020

Higher ed leaders warn House committee of financial strain
MSN, July 8, 2020

Can Colleges Reopen? 7 Questions From Congress As It Considers More Higher Ed Support
Ed Surge, July 8, 2020

Reopening Campuses, Racial Disparities
Inside Higher Ed, July 8, 2020

WATCH: College officials testify on future of higher education amid COVID-19
PBS, July 7, 2020 

House Education and Labor Subcommittee to Talk About Impact of Covid-19 on Higher Ed
Politico, July 7, 2020

CSU chancellor says system could go virtual for entire academic year
Ed Source. July 7, 2020 

Higher education advocates call for more coronavirus aid
CNN, July 7, 2020

Higher ed leaders warn House committee of financial strain
The Hill, July 7, 2020

Trump administration amps up pressure to reopen colleges
Education Dive, July 7, 2020

UNH Creates An Anti-Racism Plan, But Some Students Want More
NHPR, July 1, 2020

How to detox from social media without losing touch with the world
Mic, July 1, 2020


For some students, UNH anti-racism plan falls short
Concord Monitor, June 30, 2020

'This is hell': Parents and kids hate online learning, but they could face more of it
USA Today, June 29, 2020

Grants aid art museum in fulfilling mission
The Journal Gazette, June 29, 2020

Chamber of Commerce report breaks down education, other opportunity gaps by the numbers
Education Dive, June 25, 2020

Analysis: New Study of the Principal Pipeline Shows Women, African Americans Wait Longer, Are Promoted Less Often Than White Men
The 74, June 23, 2020

Discrimination in schools: Blacks, women less likely to be promoted to principal
Study Finds, June 23, 2020

A Racial Gap in Promotion to Principal Positions in K-12 Education
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, June 22, 2020

White men have the edge in the school principal pipeline, researchers say
Hechinger Report, June 22, 2020

Amid concerns of widening equity gaps, Black educators suggest a starting point
Education Dive, June 18, 2020

Much Ado About Class Size
Inside Higher Ed, June 18, 2020

Black, Female Assistant Principals Face Higher Climb to Principalship
The Journal, June 17, 2020

ASD superintendent addresses racism, police brutality in letter to parents
KTVA, June 16, 2020

Report Roundup
Politico “Morning Education,” June 16, 2020

Study finds racial, gender gaps in principal hiring
Education Dive, June 16, 2020

For Black Candidates and Women, It Takes Longer to Be Promoted to Principal
Education Week, June 15, 2020 

Study: Inequitable pathways to education leadership
District Administration, June 15, 2020

Georgia Eliminates the edTPA Requirement for Teacher Candidates
Education Week, June 12, 2020

In 8th Grade, Separate Algebra is Unequal Algebra for Black Students
Education Week, June 11, 2020

Editorial: Time is right to drop ACT, SAT
Gainesville Sun, June 10, 2020

Study shows declines in new kindergartners' math skills
Education Dive, June 10, 2020

‘Virtual’ Learning Not As Effective, Early Study Finds
ABC 36, June 10, 2020

Teachers Are as Racially Biased as Everybody Else, Study Shows
Education Week, June 9, 2020

Rich schools get richer
Hechinger Report, June 8, 2020

Travesty of justice for George Floyd rings out
The Pueblo Chieftain, June 6, 2020

More support and training is needed to help educators combat racial bias, research finds
The Sector, June 3, 2020

Teton County shows promise in paying off 'education debt'
Jackson Hole News & Guide, June 3, 2020

Protests, donations, lesson plans: How the education world is responding to George Floyd’s killing
Chalkbeat, June 2, 2020 

Study finds connections between school climate and attendance — but not much
Education Dive, June 2, 2020


Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis
AP News, May 30, 2020 

INSIGHT: Covid-19 and Bar Exams—ABA’s Proposal Strikes a Needed Balance
Bloomberg Law, May 21, 2020

Learning Loss: Expectations for the Future & What Educators Can Do to Mitigate
Blog Talk Radio, May 20, 2020

6 tips for reporting on how COVID-19 school closures affect student learning
Journalist's Resource, May 19, 2020

Test Optional Offers Benefits but It’s Not Enough
Education Next, May 19, 2020

Rachel White column: K-12 educators’ health must be prioritized during the pandemic
Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 6, 2020

Study: Deportations widen Latino-white achievement gaps at school
Hechinger Report, May 4, 2020


Inside S.F.’s coronavirus emergency operations center, where 400 workers run the city’s response
San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2020

Betsy DeVos calls low history and civics marks ‘stark and inexcusable,’ but are NAEP scores worth fretting?
Washington Post, April 23, 2020 

Scientific Organizations Write to Congress Denouncing Anti-Asian Sentiment
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 23, 2020 

Learning to teach from naughty avatars
Hechinger Report, April 20, 2020

Study Finds That School Teachers Hold Racial Biases Similar to the General Population
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, April 20, 2020

Coronavirus may reveal college admission exams are nonessential for higher education
Fox News, April 16, 2020

Research Roundup
Politico "Morning Education," April 16, 2020

Teachers not less likely to be racially biased, study says
Education Dive, April 15, 2020

Teachers Just As Likely To Be Racially Biased As Anyone Else
Forbes, April 15, 2020

The Long-Term Impact of State Affirmative Action Bans on Black Enrollments in Higher Education
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, April 13, 2020

Covering minority communities: Lessons I learned from my HBCU investigation
Journalist's Resource, April 13, 2020

Coronavirus and School Research: A Major Disruption and Potential Opportunity
Education Week, April 9, 2020 

Study: Minority Student Enrollment Hasn’t Kept Pace With Demographic Trends in States That Have Affirmative Action Bans
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 8, 2020

Losing Minority Students
Inside Higher Ed, April 8, 2020

The Fee Some Colleges Charge Students Attempting To Graduate Early
Forbes, April 2, 2020


Understaffing threatens work at key U.S. education statistics agency, experts say
Washington Post, March 31, 2020

College plans, testing on hold for some Long Island juniors
Newsday, March 30, 2020

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, March 30, 2020

International conferences forced to adopt online format
University World News, March 28, 2020 

AERA Virtual Conference Off: 'The Situation Changed in Ways Unimaginable'
Education Week, March 24, 2020

Latest Coronavirus News
Inside Higher Ed, March 24, 2020

AERA Announces Cancellation of 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Language Magazine, March 24, 2020

Who will field the cost of conference cancellations?
University World News, March 21, 2020

Oakland joins SF in banning mass gatherings such as sporting events, concerts
Politico California, March 11, 2020

Conference Cancellations Mount
Inside Higher Ed, March 10, 2020

'Community Spread' and Campus Closures
Inside Higher Ed, March 10, 2020

How Education Companies Are Adjusting to the Coronavirus Threat
Ed Week Market Brief, March 10, 2020

AACC, Other Conferences Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 10, 2020

Major educational convention is latest to cancel in S.F.
San Francisco Business Times, March 9, 2020

Tracking coronavirus: 'A rapidly changing environment'
The Business Journals, March 9, 2020

Colleges shift classes online, more conferences are canceled
Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Effects
Politico "Morning Education," March 9, 2020

Coronavirus cancellations: All the Bay Area events, conferences and schools that are off
San Francisco Chronicle, March 9, 2020

Would Jill Biden's interest in military families influence ed policy in a Biden White House?
Education Dive, March 9, 2020

The Coronavirus Threatens to Upend Higher Ed. Here Are the Latest Developments.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 8, 2020

Education World Reacts to Coronavirus: The Latest Developments
EdSurge, March 8, 2020 

AERA Cancels In-Person Conference Due to Coronavirus. The Event Will Be Held Virtually
Education Week, March 7, 2020

Coronavirus and Education Conferences: What's Canceled
Education Week, March 7, 2020

Study: Social studies teachers not 'above the fray' in removing bias from media literacy
Education Dive, March 6, 2020

Report Roundup
Politico "Morning Education," March 6, 2020

When Teaching Media Literacy, Which News Sources Are Credible? Even Teachers Don't Agree
Education Week, March 5, 2020

How Education Conferences Are Grappling With the Coronavirus Threat
Education Week, March 2, 2020

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Voted President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 1, 2020


Movers and Shakers
Politico "Morning Education," February 28, 2020

Want to Draw More Students to Advanced Courses? Staff Them With Black Teachers
Education Week, February 26, 2020 

Study: Teacher merit pay linked to higher student test scores
Education Dive, February 24, 2020 

Yet another reason why researchers think diverse teachers can help students of color
The Seattle Times, February 24, 2020 

Tradition says education isn't important.' | Why are so many teachers quitting?
WHAS11 News, February 21, 2020 

Colorado K-12 education news in brief
Denver Post, February 15, 2020

Is a Conference Ombuds Program Right for Your Association?
Associations Now, February 13, 2020

How to Diversify Students in Science and Technology
Real Clear Education, February 12, 2020

Advocates Concerned Trump Plan Will Slash Ed. Research, Unmoor Nation's Report Card and Statistics Center
Education Week, February 12, 2020 

Our Say: Accountability is the key to closing the achievement gap
Capital Gazette, February 11, 2020

Grades Predict College Success Better Than ACT Scores
Real Clear Education, February 10, 2020

High school GPAs outweigh ACTs for college readiness: study
Xinhua News Agency, February 7, 2020

School boundary changes can bring balance, rebuff biases
Duluth News Tribune, February 6, 2020

3 ways community colleges are improving STEM education
Education Dive, February 5, 2020

UC System task force: Keep SAT and ACT in admissions
Education Dive, February 4, 2020

NSF Sets Partnership to Support STEM Research Data
ExecutiveGov.com, February 3, 2020

Movers and Shakers
Politico "Morning Education," February 3, 2020


ACT, SAT scores are no longer required for admission to UMKC
Associated Press/U.S. News & World Report, January 31, 2020

NSF Looks to Boost STEM Education Research
MeriTalk.com, January 31, 2020

The Strong Connection Between Effective Principals and Student Attendance
Education Week, January 30, 2020

GPA Better than ACT as College Graduation Indicator
Politico "New York Education," January 30, 2020

New Study Finds High School GPA Beats Standardized Tests
Yahoo News, January 30, 2020

It’s GPAs Not Standardized Tests That Predict College Success
Forbes, January 29, 2020

Study: Grades Are 5 Times Stronger Than ACT Scores
Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2020

High school GPA 5 times more likely to predict college success than ACT scores
Education Dive, January 29, 2020

ACT and SAT scores are no longer required for admission to this Missouri university
Kansas City Star, January 29, 2020

UMKC eliminates mandatory ACT, SAT scores from admissions process
KSHB-TV, January 29, 2020

Study: High school GPA better predictor of college success than ACT scores
Des Moines Business Record, January 29, 2020

Report Roundup
Politico “Morning Education,” January 29, 2020

Study Finds GPA Stronger Than ACT in Predicting College Success
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, January 28, 2020

Want better attendance? Look at principal quality
Education Dive, January 22, 2020

Study: SEL program's impact on state test scores mixed
Education Dive, January 22, 2020

States, municipalities adopting policies protecting black hairstyles from discrimination
Education Dive, January 21, 2020

It's Hard to Stay on Top of Education Policy. You've Got to Have a Strategy
Education Week, January 13, 2020

Is a Scholarship Promise Enough to Keep Students on a Path to College?
Education Week, January 3, 2020

Minority and first-gen students feel greater belonging at 2-year colleges, study finds
Education Dive, January 2, 2020

Students' Sense of Belonging Varies by Identity, Institution
Inside Higher Ed, January 2, 2020