<i>AERA Highlights</i>

January 2013


2013 AERA Election Opens January 15
On January 15, AERA will open the 2013 election with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Read more

Publications Committee Seeks Comments on AERJ
The AERA Journal Publications Committee invites responses to the  recommendation that the American Educational Research Journal be transformed into an integrated journal that spans the full scope of education research as a field. Read more

NRC Panel to Examine Common Rule—Executive Director Levine Appointed
In December, the National Research Council (NRC) appointed a 12-person panel to address possible revisions to the Common Rule for the protection of human subjects in research, last revised in 1991. AERA Executive Director Felice Levine, an expert on research ethics, was invited to serve on the panel. Read more

AERA Steps Forward on Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut
The Council of the American Educational Research Association unanimously endorsed a statement calling for more effective violence prevention. Read more

AERA Leaders Participate in WERA Focal Meeting
The World Education Research Association (WERA) held its annual Focal Meeting in conjunction with the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) in Sydney, Australia. Read more

Averting Fiscal Cliff Leaves R&D in Question
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reports on the January 1 passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, noting that it left hanging the question of how potential across-the-board sequestration will affect federal investment in research and development. Follow AAAS as an ongoing information source on the R&D budget and sequestration. Read more

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AERA Highlights
is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Amy Weiss, Ashley Lusk, Martha Yager 
Contributors: Nathan Bell, Alastair Hamilton, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley