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Statement by AERA President Rich Milner and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Gun Violence at the University of Virginia
The American Educational Research Association extends its condolences to the families, friends, and communities of the victims of gun violence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., on November 13.

Study: Teachers Experienced More Anxiety than Healthcare Workers During the Pandemic
Teachers experienced significantly more anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic than healthcare, office, and other workers, according to new research released in Educational Researcher.

Study: Schools’ Social Media Posts May Be Compromising Student Privacy
U.S. schools and school districts have shared an estimated 4.9 million posts that include identifiable images of students on public Facebook pages, unintentionally putting student privacy at risk, according to a new study. 


John B. Diamond to Reimagine Brown v. Board of Education’s Legacy in 2022 AERA Brown Lecture
In his 2022 AERA Brown Lecture in Educational Research talk on November 3John B. Diamond, professor of sociology and education policy at Brown University, will highlight how white supremacy is deeply embedded in U.S. educational organizations and the way opportunity hoarding helps sustain it.

AERA Releases the Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers
AERA has released the Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers, edited by Conra D. Gist and Travis J. Bristol.

Research Finds Earlier Start Times Have Little Effect on Elementary School Outcomes
Earlier elementary school day start times predict less sleep for students but have little to no effect on their educational outcomes, according to new research published today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

New Research Finds Federal Pandemic Aid to U.S. Public Schools Was Insufficient to Address Student Learning Loss
Although the federal government provided an unprecedented level of emergency funding to U.S. public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, this support was insufficient and poorly targeted to offset the cost of recovering student learning loss.


AERA and Other Major Research Associations Submit Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Race-Conscious Admissions Practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina
AERA and six other leading research associations yesterday submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of narrowly tailored race-conscious admissions practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. 
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Comprehensive Research Review Confirms the Substantial Benefits of Summer Math Programs
The first comprehensive review of research on summer math programs in over 15 years suggests they may help mitigate the learning losses disproportionately experienced by low-income pre-K–12 students during the pandemic. 
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AERA Selects John B. Diamond to Deliver 2022 Brown Lecture in Education Research
John B. Diamond, professor of sociology and education policy in Brown University’s department of sociology and Annenberg Institute for School Reform, has been selected to present the 2022 Brown Lecture in Education Research.
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Statement by AERA President Rich Milner and Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the School Massacre in Texas
AERA extends its condolences and grieves with those who suffered loss from the senseless murders of children and teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
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Statement by AERA President Rich Milner and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Racist Murders in Buffalo
The American Education Research Association grieves for all those who lost their lives, and with all those who lost loved ones, to racist violence in the assault in Buffalo.
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AERA Names Daniel M. Koretz Recipient of the 2022 E. F. Lindquist Award
AERA, with support from ACT, has announced Daniel M. Koretz of the Harvard Graduate School of Education as the recipient of the 2022 E. F. Lindquist Award.
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AERA Announces 2022 Award Winners in Education Research
AERA has announced the winners of its 2022 awards for excellence in education research.
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AERA Announces 2022 Fellows
AERA has announced the selection of 18 exemplary scholars as 2022 AERA Fellows.
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Tyrone Howard Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Tyrone Howard, a professor of education in the School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association. 
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AERA Announces New Editor Team for Review of Research in Education
AERA has announced the appointment of David Osher (American Institutes for Research) and Vivian Gadsden (University of Pennsylvania) as lead and co-lead editors-in-chief for the 2023 and 2025 editions (Volumes 47 and 49) of the Review of Research in Education.
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AERA Statement on the Significance of Academic Freedom in a Divisive Political Climate
AERA joins other scientific societies, institutions of higher education, and faculty in the U.S. and throughout the world in a commitment to academic freedom as a fundamental principle central to the development of knowledge, an informed public, and the advancement of society. 
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Media Invited to Register for 2022 Annual Meeting of Education Researchers
Members of the media are invited to register to attend the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting, April 21-26, for six days of cutting edge research, ideas, and engagement. The 2022 Annual Meeting theme is “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.”
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AERA Speaking Out on Major Issues

AERA speaks out on broader matters of society-wide concern, when appropriate and supported by the evidence base. These major issues have included racism, homophobia, and other forms of hatred; gun violence; and race conscious college admission policies, among others. Click here to view the collection of AERA statements on major issues. 

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