Expanding Equity in Educational Research
Apr 06, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT – Apr 08, 2022, 3:00 PM EDT
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General Information

NEERO 2022

  • NEERO 2022: Wednesday, April 6– Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Details to follow regarding the format and structure of the event. The NEERO Board is considering virtual, hybrid, and in-person options.

  • The NEERO 2022 conference program will primarily consist of papers, research in progress roundtables, posters, and symposia selected through this open call and based on a peer-review process guided by NEERO strand directors. Other elements of the program include keynote and invited speakers, awards panel, and an annual business meeting. 

  • Researchers/authors acknowledge that their work complies with professional codes of ethics for research. 

  • All submissions must be completed through OpenConf at: https://www.openconf.org/NEERO2022

  • For general questions regarding the NEERO 2022 conference, please contact Vice President & Conference Chair, Dr. Sarah Enterline at neero.conference@gmail.com or through the OpenConf website by clicking Email Chair.

  • Please check the NEERO website regularly for up-to-date information


Call for Submission

NEERO 2022 Annual Meeting

Building on the American Educational Research Association 2022 Annual Meeting theme, the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) 2022 Annual Conference calls for research paper proposals that fit under the theme of “Expanding Equity in Educational Research.” 

As a global community, we continue to grapple with ongoing and persistent crises including the COVID-19 pandemic, institutionalized and systemic racism, climate change, and social and economic disparities that manifest in and out of education. As a research community, we call on educational researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers, to rise up and leverage their expertise to identify, critique, and respond to inequities in education, and expand equity in and through educational research. 

To do so, at the NEERO 2022 Annual Meeting, we look for research presentations that respond to the following questions: How have these multiple and overlapping crises continued to affect education and society? In what ways has curriculum, instruction, teaching and learning continued to change in PK-12 and higher education contexts? What have been the effects of these persistent crises on youth, families, communities, educational practitioners, and educational researchers? 

Furthermore, we ask: How do we critically examine how we, as researchers, approach and conceptualize our work?  Whose narratives are being told and voices heard through our research?  How do we make visible inequitable systems and oppressive structures in education? How do we create a vision for equitable educational research and practice? How do we re-imagine research and practice that advance creativity, equity, anti-racist, liberatory education? How do we create a movement that reflects our words, actions, and research?

A vital aspect to this work is providing a forum for novice and expert researchers, policy makers, practitioners, community organizers, and activists to come together to share research and engage in critical dialogue. We invite undergraduate students, graduate students, practitioners, institutional researchers, faculty, policy makers, community organizers, and activists to submit proposals for the NEERO 2022 Annual Meeting. NEERO welcomes all submissions and particularly encourages submissions that are aligned with the theme that seek to expand equity in and through educational research.


Call for reviewers

Are you interested in becoming more involved with NEERO?

Please consider serving as a reviewer for conference submissions. Reviewers are tasked with reviewing and providing constructive feedback on a handful of proposals during the month of November. All of the work is completed online and is guided by the NEERO Board.  

This is a great service opportunity for professionals and a valuable experience for graduate students! Please sign-up via OpenConf by November 5, 2021. 

For questions regarding the review process, please contact NEERO Vice President and Conference Chair Sarah Enterline at neero.conference@gmail.com



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Early Career Achievement

The purpose of the award, established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Kim Fries, is to recognize the work of NEERO members who have demonstrated distinction in the early part of their professional careers.

Nominations at due by February 1, 2022.

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John Schmitt Award

Outstanding Research at the Graduate Level

This award is presented for outstanding research at the graduate level. To be eligible the candidate must be an individual presenting at the NEERO Annual Conference who is currently enrolled in an advanced degree program, OR who is presenting a paper-based upon a thesis or dissertation that was completed during his or her graduate study in the past year.

Nominations at due by February 1, 2022.

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Best Paper

The James J. Rubovits award honors the best paper presented during the NEERO annual conference.  All attendees can nominate a paper during the conference, and winners are notified before the following year's conference.

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Charlie Depascale Scholarship for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Scholarship

NEW! Charlie DePascale Scholarship for Graduate Students: Established in 2020 to celebrate Dr. Charlie DePascale's contributions to NEERO and lifelong commitment to supporting emerging researchers, the Charlie DePascale scholarship will be awarded to two graduate students who actively attend the NEERO 2021 Annual Meeting. Selected individuals will be granted a non-cash award for the conference fee to attend the subsequent Annual Meeting.