Research Alliance staff will present a diverse array of work at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (April 13th to April 17th). The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education.” 

Research Alliance staff will present at several events, including:  

  • Deputy Director Dr. Adriana Villavicencio, who will present at a symposium on strategies and challenges related to measuring the efficacy of citywide computer science initiatives in K-12 settings;    
  • Research Director Dr. Cheri Fancsali, who will present at a symposium on the opportunities, challenges, and outcomes of formal and informal educator collaborations;
  • Research Associate Dr. Kathryn Hill, who will present on work from her dissertation research at Teachers College, Columbia University that investigated the relationship between urban African-American parent involvement and these parents' trust or distrust in schools; and 
  • Research Associate Dr. Zitsi Mirakhur, who will present on work from her graduate studies at Princeton University, including research on creating access to college for low-income students and approaches to studying cultural capital.              

Additionally, Communications Director Chelsea Farley of the Research Alliance is collaborating with Bronwyn McDaniel of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research to lead a workshop called “Communicating Research: Making Your Work Meaningful for Education Policy and Practice.” This hands-on session is designed to help participants identify goals and key audiences for their work; develop clear, compelling messages about their findings; and learn about relevant communications strategies and techniques.       

The AERA 2018 conference will host more than 15,000 participants from around the country.

More information here.