News & Announcements

Email Newsletter Oct 2021

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Hello from New England where the leaves are changing and I am desperately looking for ways to diminish what seems to be the millions of apples I have acquired in the last week (ideas welcome!). 

In this newsletter you will find: 

  • AERA awards information (due December 1)
  • Lead the Change 
  • A job posting from Dr. Kristin Kew at NMSU


Please consider nominating someone and/or applying for our two SIG awards all materials found here

  • Emerging Scholar Award
  • Graduate Student Award

Applications due December 1, 2021 to

Lead the Change

Linked here and online is our October 2021 Lead the Change featuring Dr. Kolbrún Þ. Pálsdóttir. And, many thanks for Int’l Ed News for publishing all our LTC Issues on their site.  Visit our website to catch up on all our LTC Issues.

Job Posting - Chair

From Dr. Kew, 

I write to you in my capacity as a member of the Search Advisory Committee for the Inaugural Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation at New Mexico State University. We are working with the search firm Isaacson, Miller to generate a list of potential candidates that might be well suited for this position, or who might be willing to provide information about other potential candidates. If any individuals come to mind, please submit via Isaacson, Miller website at Please note that you do not need to know these individuals personally.

The position description is attached for your reference. Many thanks for your assistance with this important search.



Int’l Ed News

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site has some great articles on COVID19-related school closures in Uganda, Shanghai, Ottawa, Melbourne, Pakistan, and Liberia.   

Thank you to our Partners

Educational Research for Policy and Practice
International Education News
International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Journal of Educational Change
Journal of Professional Capital and Community
National Principals Leadership Institute
School Leadership & Management

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To join the SIG: Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering your user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in your My AERA page. 

Share your News with Us

Please visit our membership page for all the Lead the Change articles, information on SIG awards and more.

Do you have a new publication? A new initiative? Presenting at a conference? Let us know, and we will post it on our Web Membership CornerFacebook and Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our web pages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair
Olga Fellus, Program Chair
Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer
Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor
Cynthia Wise, Social Media Coordinator