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Email Newsletter June 2023

June 2023 Email Newsletter 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

I hope everyone had a wonderful first day of summer and that the season ahead is filled with opportunities for fun and rejuvenation.  Thank you to all those who volunteered as reviewers for our SIG for the next AERA conference. We appreciate you!

Just a couple of things for June:

  1.  Please do renew with us -  the SIG’s health is dependent on our membership numbers and I hope you will encourage others to join our vibrant community as well. On this note, I also wanted to support other SIGs and offer the following from the Detracking SIG
    1. The Tracking/Detracking SIG focuses on research regarding educational stratification, how students are sorted, and what potential outcomes exist in different sorting systems. Our members enjoy presenting in a supportive environment at AERA’s Annual Meeting, where we also take a yearly trip to see a school engaging in some sort of detracking reform to learn from students, teachers, leaders, and other community members. We also offer virtual programming between annual meetings. We recently hosted a panel discussion with the folks behind the documentary I’m Smart, Too and also plan to host an AERA proposal submission workshop in June. We take pride in sharing our members’ work through our Twitter account and our quarterly newsletter. If you would like to join us, you can add us to your SIG selection on for just $5. Email our chair, Margaret Thornton (, for more information. We hope to see you soon! 
  1. This month Lead the Change  is brought to us by Max Yurkofsky an Assistant Professor at Radford University.  This work challenges us to consider multiple and potentially paradoxical approaches to change and how we might help those in practice to more expansively conceptualize their work.  Enjoy!

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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We encourage you to share why you enjoy the Educational Change SIG with your colleagues and extend the opportunity for joining to graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting any events, please reach out to a member of the leadership team.

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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! 

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair
Olga Fellus, Program Chair
Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer
Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor
Taylor Strickland, Social Media Coordinator
Emy Decker, Event Coordinator