Welcome to the AJE Forum!

Welcome to the AJE Forum! On behalf of the American Journal of Education’s (AJE) senior editorial board, I am delighted to announce the launch of this forum.  The AJE Forum is run by the Student Advisory Board, and is designed to act as a companion website to the journal. It is a space for new

2017 CIES Symposium Reflections by Jana Clinton & Yifan Bai

Pictured above: Dr. David Post with Doctoral students and Alumni  from The Pennsylvania State University at the CIES Symposium in October The 2017 CIES Symposium, Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research, was held at the Arlington campus of George Mason University in late October.  This is the second symposium held to engage students, junior and senior scholars, practitioners,

Lessons from a Mindful Journey: Suggestions for Educators by Bill Zimmerman

Academic stress and the social pressures of college life have left a generation of college students looking for relief. In an exploration of more than 150,400 students who received mental health services at 139 college and university counseling centers, researchers found that more students are seeking services with the primary concern being anxiety (Center for

A Cycle of Inequity: Why Access to Quality Teachers Requires Access to Quality Principals by Andrew Pendola and Edward Fuller

With the start of each new school year, the crisis of teacher shortages will once again make their rounds in the news.[1] Yet, what the headlines don’t often relay is that these shortages are not uniform—they are distributed along specific areas (such as STEM) and locales. Most alarmingly, students in low-performing, high-poverty, and predominantly minority

Promoting White Privilege: A look at the Opt-Out Movement By Sarah L. Hairston

The opt-out movement from high-stakes assessments has increased in the past three to four years (Pizmony-Levy & Saraisky, 2016).  Using news reports and detailed surveys, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing website (2017) reported more than 675,000 students refusing to take state accountability assessments across the U.S. in 2015. A call to opt-out

Trigger Warnings: How Guns are Re(Shaping) Education by Samantha Deane

In a 2016 welcome letter, the University of Chicago notified the class of 2020 that “trigger warnings” and intellectual “safe spaces” conflict with the University’s commitment to academic freedom, free speech, civility, and mutual respect (Schaper 2016). The University of Chicago’s letter and others like it have jump-started conversations about the intellectual and ethical merit