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Research Finds Teachers Just as Likely to Have Racial Bias as Non-Teachers

Research released today challenges the notion that teachers might be uniquely equipped to instill positive racial attitudes in children or bring about racial justice, without additional support or training from schools. Instead, the results,...
15-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: After Affirmative Action Bans, Enrollment of Underrepresented Minority Students at Public Universities Has Not Kept Pace with Demographic Trends

In states that have banned affirmative action, the share of underrepresented minorities among students admitted to and enrolling in public universities has steadily lost ground relative to changing demographic trends among those states’ high...
6-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AERA Announces Cancellation of 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association announced on March 23 that it is cancelling plans for a virtual 2020 Annual Meeting in April. The decision was approved in a unanimous resolution by AERA Council, the association’s governing body, on...
24-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AERA Announces 2020 Annual Meeting Change Due to Coronavirus

The American Educational Research Association has announced it will not hold a place-based Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, in April 2020 due to the coronavirus. Instead, AERA is shifting to a virtual meeting.
9-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Social Studies Teachers Not “Above the Fray” in Linking Their Political Views to How They Assess News Source Credibility

At a time when there’s been a sharp uptick in partisan critiques of the credibility of the news media and growing concern among educators about student media literacy, a new study finds a strong connection between high school social studies...
4-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Finds that High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation than ACT Scores

Students’ high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational...
28-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings in Education Research

A new special issue of AERA's peer reviewed journal Educational Researcher, titled “Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the Real World: The Nature and Consequences of Null Findings,” focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null...
17-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Book Examines the Landscape and Effects of College Promise Programs

With college promise programs—also known as “free tuition” and “free college” programs—growing in popularity across the United States and with Democratic presidential candidates touting their own national free college proposals, the...
11-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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