2006 News Releases
2006 News Releases

AERA to Hold Media Briefing on Race-Conscious School Assignment Prior to Supreme Court Arguments 
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear Oral Arguments in two education cases on race-conscious school assignment, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will brief journalists on the social science knowledge and critical research findings that the Court should consider. The Media Briefing will emphasize what is known from research about short- and long-term consequences of students being educated in diverse environments. Oral Arguments will take place on Monday, December 4, 2006 in these two cases:

  • Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No.1, et al 
  • Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald v. Jefferson County Board of Education, et al 

AERA Selects SAGE as Publishing Partner 
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and SAGE Publications are pleased to announce their new publishing partnership. On behalf of the AERA, SAGE will begin publishing the following six peer-reviewed journals, effective January 2007: American Educational Research JournalEducational Evaluation and Policy AnalysisEducational ResearcherJournal of Educational and Behavioral StatisticsReview of Educational Research; and Review of Research in Education.

Stanford Professor Selected to Present AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research 
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2006
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has selected Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford University scholar and researcher who strives to enhance equity in education, to deliver the 3rd Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research this fall in Washington. This lecture commemorates the Brown v. Board of Education decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that took scientific research into account in issuing the court's landmark ruling.

AERA Members Elect Math-Science Education Researcher as President-Elect 
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2006
William F. Tate, Ph.D., a math-science education researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), a professional society with approximately 25,000 members in the United States and abroad. His term as president starts at the end of the Annual Meeting next April, after serving as president-elect for a year.

Awards Go to 11 AERA Honors Scholars for Contributions to Education Research 
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 9, 2006
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has presented Stephen W. Raudenbush, an internationally known sociologist at the University of Chicago, with AERA's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award for his meritorious contributions to educational research. This award publicizes, motivates, encourages, and suggests models of education research at its best...

AERA Honors Baker with its Social Justice in Education Award 
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2006
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) will present Gwendolyn C. Baker AERA's Social Justice in Education Award for her deep commitment to social justice and her professional activities that incorporate this societal value. The award will be presented at AERA's 87th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 7, in San Francisco, California.

Education Researchers Gather in San Francisco for AERA Annual Meeting 
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2006
Approximately 14,000 education researchers will attend the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, California, April 7 to April 11, 2006.

Media Guide Gives Highlights to the 2006 Annual Meeting (PDF)