2021 AERA In the News
2021 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



Want to get students engaged? Consider career-based classes
The Optimist Daily, December 30, 2021

DN Debate: "Digital texts more than just a copy of printed text"
Dagens Nyheter, December 27, 2021 

Proof Points: 2021 Year in Review
The Hechinger Report, December 20, 2021

The Cost of Summer
Blue Ridge Public Radio, December 14, 2021

Tech & Learning Top 6 Research Stories of the Year
Tech & Learning, December 10, 2021

UW System likely to remain ACT/SAT test-optional for 2 more years
Wisconsin Public Radio, December 9, 2021

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2021
Edutopia, December 9, 2021

Graduate faster, learn less
The Hechinger Report, December 6, 2021

A critical time: Small handful of educators losing jobs for lessons linked to race, not CRT
USA Today, December 4, 2021

How school shootings hurt student achievement and enrollment
The Journalist's Resource, December 2, 2021


Academic gains, new ideas and empathy: What's at stake when the books students can read are restricted
USA Today, November 21, 2021

Superintendent turnover runs high in largest school districts
Las Vegas Sun, November 21, 2021

New Study Casts Doubt On Lotteries’ Power to Improve Diversity
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 9, 2021

Are Admissions Lotteries a Good Way to Boost Racial Diversity in Higher Education Enrollments?
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, November 8, 2021

Admissions as a Game of Chance? New Research Says Lotteries Could Decrease Diversity
The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 3, 2021

Admissions Lotteries Wouldn’t Yield Diversity
Inside Higher Ed, November 3, 2021

What if College Admissions Relied on Random Lotteries? Fewer Black, Low-Income, and Male Students Would be Accepted, New Study Finds
The 74, November 3, 2021

Random Lotteries Would Hurt Equitable Admissions, Study Finds 
Yahoo!News, November 3, 2021

How would lottery admissions at selective colleges change their student bodies?
Higher Ed Dive, November 3, 2021


Students Who Take Political Science More Likely to Vote
Inside Higher Ed, October 26, 2021

Studying political science motivates college students to register and vote – new research shows
The Conversation, October 25, 2021

Black teacher workforce declined sharply as Michigan students left city districts — study
Chalkbeat Detroit, October 18, 2021

Kindergartners In low-income schools move less and wait more, study shows
Times News Network, October 14, 2021

Teaching: Your Pandemic Teaching Tips
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 14, 2021


How better funding can increase the number and diversity of doctoral students
The Conversation, September 28, 2021

What almost 150 studies say about how to motivate students
Hechinger Report, September 27, 2021

Productive failure makes learning 2x faster, study shows
Yahoo!Finance, September 21, 2021

Opinion: Schools Should Embrace the Hybrid Work Model
Psychology Today, September 17, 2021 

‘We Did Not Prepare Them’: More Black Students Are Needed In STEM, Educator Says State and Parents Must Do Better to Improve Readiness
Atlanta Black Star, September 17, 2021

Study: Productive Failure a Success in Education
Tech & Learning, September 16, 2021

Opinion: SVVSD needs to ensure support for LGBTQ students, families
Times-Call, September 12, 2021

Girl, 12, punished after report
Sandusky Register, September 10, 2021


When schools shut down: How education interruptions can hurt student achievement
The Journalist's Resource, August 28, 2021

‘What a Distraction’: More Research on Common Core Points to Meager Academic Gains
The 74, August 24, 2021

New Study Shows Latinx Students Attend Class More if the Teacher Is Latinx
BeLatina, August 24, 2021

Students that cuddle with dogs have improved well-being and are less stressed, study finds
Daily Mail, August 18, 2021

Pandemic limits Milestone results in Richmond, Columbia counties, as anticipated
The Augusta Chronicle, August 17, 2021

Congress Gave Schools $110 Billion in Aid, But Added This Rule About Spending It
Yahoo!News, August 11, 2021 

Rural Communities Can Bring Grads Home
Swift County Monitor-News, August 11, 2021 

High school students who attended school remotely during the pandemic report worse social, emotional, and academic well-being
PsyPost, August 10, 2021

What a Rural Corner of America Can Teach Us All About Community and Resilience
Time, August 6, 2021 

Masks on in live classes in Jericho schools this fall
Syosett Advance, August 5, 2021

Petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills
Vet Candy, August 2, 2021

Opinion: Merit pay boosts student success
Laurinburg Exchange, August 2, 2021 


Our 11 Best Education Articles from July: Plummeting School Enrollment, Fearing a ‘Second Pandemic’ of Student Trauma, Educators Overwhelmed By Critical Race Theory Furor & More
The 74, July 28, 2021

Online school may be a virtual solution but can leave students suffering emotionally and socially
Daily Sun, July 27, 2021

New findings on college-access work during the pandemic, rural-suburban STEM disparities, and improving transfer
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 28, 2021

Reading on Screen vs. Print: New Analysis Thickens the Plot on Promoting Comprehension
Education Week, July 22, 2021

Prioritizing Learning Time Post-Pandemic
Forbes, July 22, 2021

Social Studies: The wages of politics, sports specialization, and the problem with intercoms
Boston Globe, July 21, 2021

Marginal gap observed between students attending high school in person vs remotely
South India News, July 18, 2021

New Research: Flipped Classrooms Improve Student Academics and Satisfaction
Tech & Learning, July 16, 2021

Remote Learning Hurt High School Students Academically, Emotionally
HealthDay, July 16, 2021

Interacting with dogs relieves stress for students
La Prensa, July 15, 2021

Remote Students of all Races, Incomes Suffered During Pandemic
U.S. News & World Report, July 14, 2021

High Schoolers Who Took Remote Classes During Pandemic Experienced a “Thriving Gap,” According to Duckworth-Led Study
The 74, July 14, 2021

6 ways to beat COVID’s academic and emotional ‘Thriving Gap’
District Administration, July 14, 2021

Study finds thriving gap between students who attend high school remotely vs. in person
Yahoo!life, July 14, 2021

Texting interventions increased during the pandemic, but are they worth the investment?
K-12 Dive, July 14, 2021

Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds
Hechinger Report, July 12, 2021



How video can help ease workers’ transition back into the office
Tech Collective, June 30, 2021 

Editorial: State sweetens the pot for summer youth readers
The State Journal, June 24, 2021

Gifted education programs don’t benefit Black students like they do white students
The Conversation, June 24, 2021 

New Research: Therapy Dogs Reduce College Stress, Improve Executive Functioning
Tech & Learning, June 24, 2021

Opinion: Keep children engaged and learning this summer with technology
Ames Tribune, June 22, 2021

Opinion: The time has come to stop assigning letter and number grades
Hechinger Report, June 17, 2021

A School Discipline Double-Take: How Catherine Lhamon Could Turn Back the Clock With a Renewed Focus on Persistent Racial Disparities — and Ignite New Feuds
The 74, June 15, 2021

How the national test-optional experiment played out at US colleges
Higher Ed Dive, June 8, 2021

Khan Academy founder shares tips on summer learning
"CBS This Morning"/Yahoo News, June 1, 2021


How to choose the right preschool for your child and what to expect to pay
AsiaOne, May 29, 2021

There’s a massive child-care worker shortage and the market can’t fix it
Washington Post, May 26, 2021

Study: Dogs help college students more than stress management classes
UPI, May 20, 2021

How Dogs Are Helping Stressed-Out College Students
U.S. News & World Report, May 19, 2021

Why reading comprehension is deteriorating
Hechinger Report, May 17, 2021

Where Do Public Research Universities Recruit?
Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2021

Could dog therapy be key to help failing students?
University Business, May 17, 2021

For Stressed-Out College Students, Petting Therapy Dogs Has Long-Lasting Benefits
Smithsonian Magazine, May 14, 2021

The Therapeutic Tool That Works Better Than A Stress Management Program - A Dog
Forbes, May 13, 2021

Study: Therapy Dogs Helped At-Risk Students' Coping Skills
Inside Higher Ed, May 13, 2021

Therapy dogs help to ease students’ worries at a stroke
The Times, May 12, 2021

Test-optional policies didn’t do much to diversify college student populations
Hechinger Report, May 10, 2021

Colleges are moving away from standardized tests to increase diversity, but it isn’t working
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2021

William Tate IV named next president of LSU, becoming first Black university president in SEC
WDSU News, May 6, 2021

Researchers Agree the Pandemic Will Worsen Testing Gaps. But How Much?
Education Week, May 4, 2021

Breakfast After the Bell programs reduce school absenteeism
The Conversation, May 3, 2021

PROOF POINTS: Robert Slavin championed the use of scientific evidence to figure out what works in education
Hechinger Report, May 3, 2021


How New Common Core Research Connects to Biden’s Plans for Children and Families
Education Week, April 29, 2021

Colorado’s public colleges may be going test optional. Will it help more students graduate?
Chalkbeat, April 28, 2021

PROOF POINTS: Later school start time gave small boost to grades but big boost to sleep, new study finds
Hechinger Report, April 26, 2021

Should Video Lectures Be the New Normal in Higher Ed?
Behavorial Scientist, April 26, 2021

Gifted Education Comes Up Short for Low-Income and Black Students
Education Week, April 23, 2021

‘High-Surveillance’ Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement
Education Week, April 21, 2021

Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says
Hechinger Report, April 19, 2021 

Test-Optional Admissions Yields Benefits
Inside Higher Ed, April 19, 2021

PISA Report: A Growth Mindset Can Lead to Better Student Outcomes
Tech & Learning, April 15, 2021

A switch to test-optional led to modest gains in underrepresented students: study
Higher Ed Dive, April 13, 2021

Study links later middle, high school start times to better student achievement
K-12 Dive, April 13, 2021

Science Teaching and Learning Found to Fall Off in Pandemic
Education Week, April 12, 2021

Cameras Are Being Used To Punish Students, Not Stop School Shooters
Forbes, April 11, 2021

Want To Stop Charter Schools Cherry-Picking The ‘Best’ Students? Use The Carrot Not The Stick.
Forbes, April 9, 2021

Growth Mindset: The Classroom ‘Gimmick’ That Could Be The Real Deal
Forbes, April 8, 2021

Growth mindset: U.S. students rank in top 10
District Administration, April 8, 2021

Ebook vs. Print Book Study: 5 Takeaways
Tech & Learning, April 8, 2021

AERA Stands in Support of Transgender and Non-Binary Community in Statement Before Annual Meeting
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 7, 2021

Richard Milner to Lead the American Educational Research Association
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, April 5, 2021

Free college programs can enable more students to go to college, but it all depends on how the program is designed
The Conversation, April 4, 2021

Science is rescuing us from COVID—it's time for the US to return the favor
The Hill, April 2

How schools can reduce excessive discipline of their Black students
Science News for Students, April 1, 2021


Research: Video Learning May be More Effective Than In-person Lectures
Tech & Learning, March 31, 2021

Dr. H. Richard Milner IV Voted President-Elect of AERA
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 29, 2021

Why Black Teachers Walk Away
Edutopia, March 26, 2021

From Fee to Free: The Move to an Open-Access Digital Publication
Associations Now, March 25, 2021 

PROOF POINTS: Paper beats pixels on most picture books, research finds
Hechinger Report, March 22, 2021

New Orleans mayor, local groups denounce anti-Asian racism after Atlanta shootings
nola.com, March 20, 2021

Atlanta shootings: Anti-Asian violence rising in schools, too
District Administration, March 18, 2021

Opinion: Time for Colorado colleges to say “be gone” to the ACT and SAT
Denver Post, March 11, 2021

A+ Education Partnership: Smart Investments Needed to Combat Learning Loss
Alabama Daily News, March 10, 2021

Digital books can affect learning skills of young children
The Week, March 10, 2021

Major Difference For Kids Reading Digital Vs. Print Books, Research Reveals
Moms, March 10, 2021

Digital books can affect learning skills of young children
Bollyinside, March 10, 2021

Opinion: Jim Martin: During pandemic time, it might be a good time to dismiss standardized tests
Daily Camera, March 9, 2021

Study: Print picture books may be better than digital ones for young readers
UPI, March 9, 2021

FAFSA Applications Fell After COVID — And For Many Incoming Freshmen, They Haven’t Recovered
The 74, March 9, 2021

Most e-books harm children learning to read, research finds, as technology distracts from stories
The Telegraph, March 9, 2021

Black and Latinx Students Are Less Swayed by College-Bound Friends
Inside Higher Ed, March 8, 2021

Concerns deepen over amount of pandemic relief for US research
Research Professional News, March 4, 2021

Report: Parent school reviews correlate with test scores, not growth or effectiveness
Education Dive, March 3, 2021 

How parents’ online school reviews reflect racial disparities
District Administration, March 2, 2021


Covid’s drain on US academic science starts raising alarm
Times Higher Education, February 26, 2021

Study: Pre-Recorded Videos Prove More Effective for Student Learning Than In-Person Instruction
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, February 26, 2021

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations? Findings From A Randomized Experiment.
Forbes, February 25, 2021

Study Finds Use of Video Boosts Learning
Campus Technology, February 24, 2021

PROOF POINTS: A warning sign that the freshman class will shrink again in the fall of 2021
Hechinger Report, February 22, 2021

Year-round school coming to Washington
The Leader, February 17, 2021

Students Get Better Grades If You Replace Their Teachers With Videos
Forbes, February 17, 2021

Study: Pre-recorded videos can boost student learning
University Business, February 18, 2021

Mattoon to launch tutoring efforts as full-day, in-person classes begin
Journal Gazette and Times Courier, February 16, 2021

The Shrinking of the Scholarly Ranks
Chronicle of Higher Education, February 15, 2021

‘A lot of people think pre-K is separate.’ How a small, rural district unites two different worlds
EducationNC, February 15, 2021

Study Shows Decline in Federal Student Aid Filings from Potential College First-Years in California
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, February 11, 2021

Report: New freshmen FAFSA filers fell by 21% in California
University Business, February 10, 2021

Teachers Use Crowdsourcing for Education Triage, Not Extras
Education Week, February 5, 2021

These are the students free community college programs help the most
The Conversation, February 4, 2021

Commentary: STAAR outcome obvious; test a wast of $90M
San Antonio Express-News, February 2, 2021 

COVID-19's Impact on Academic Research
Inside Higher Ed, February 1, 2021 


Higher Education Leaders Hopeful After President Joe Biden’s Inauguration
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, January 20, 2021

News literacy campaign providing tools for vetting fake news
Education Dive, January 20, 2021

Briefly Stated: Trump’s Science-Board Picks Irk Experts, Who Question Lack of Research Experience
Education Week, January 13, 2021

How schools can reduce excessive discipline of Black students
Science News, January 6, 2021