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Joint Statement on the Work and Legacy of the Late Judy Heumann from the Leaders of AERA, the AERA Special and Inclusive Education Research SIG, and the AERA Disability Studies in Education SIG
Judith “Judy” Heumann, widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement, passed away unexpectedly in Washington, D.C., on the afternoon of March 4, 2023. 

AERA Announces 2023 Fellows
AERA has announced the selection of 24 exemplary scholars as 2023 AERA Fellows.


Janelle Scott Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Janelle Scott, professor and the Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley, in the School of Education, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association.

AERA Statement on the Shooting at Michigan State University
We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and harm caused last night during the deadly shooting at Michigan State University, and we offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and communities of the victims.

AERA Statement on Providing Our Support for the Victims of the Turkey and Syria Earthquakes
The destruction caused by the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this month has created immense pain and hardship for millions of people in the region. We express our concern for our colleagues, students, educators, and all people throughout Turkey and Syria who are experiencing significant loss of life, pain, trauma, and suffering.

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.