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AERA Holds Congressional Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education, Shares Research Agenda

On July 9, four distinguished scholars shared the results of an initiative and subsequent publication, LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), a COSSA Governing Member. The report “exemplifies one of the most important objectives of AERA as a scientific and scholarly association: to bring rigorous and relevant knowledge to bear on salient issues in education and to help chart future directions of inquiry,” states Felice Levine, AERA executive director, in the preface of the recently released report and moderator of the congressional briefing held on Capitol Hill. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sponsored the briefing. (more…)

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Posted in Issue 13 (July 14), Update, Volume 34 (2015)

Events Calendar

Live Long and Prosper: the Impact of Education on Mortality, Washington, DC, July 27, 2015
Toxic Stress: How Economic Inequality Hurts Early Childhood Development, Washington, DC, July 30, 2015
American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 6-9, 2015
Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, August 6-9, 2015
American Statistical Association Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, WA, August 8-13, 2015
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 22-25, 2015
National Conference on Health Statistics, Bethesda, MD, August 24-26, 2015
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, September 3-5, 2015
Economic History Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, September 11-13, 2015
Innovations in Research: Collaborations & Transformations, Cleveland, OH, September 16, 2015
Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO, October 15-18, 2015

A list of COSSA members’ annual meetings and other events can be found on the COSSA website. COSSA members who have an upcoming event they would like to see listed in the Events Calendar and on our website should send an email to

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