Cinzia Pica-Smith, Child and Family Studies concentration, and Carmen N. Veloria, Language, Literacy and Culture concentration, have won the 2012 Jim Rubovits Best Paper Award from the Board of Directors of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO). The award recognizes the best paper presented at the NEERO’s annual conference. The title of Pica-Smith and Veloria’s paper is: “At risk means a minority kid: Deconstructing deficit discourses in the study of risk in education and human services.”
As Rubovits Award winners, they are invited to present their paper at the 2013 NEERO conference in Portsmouth, NH and at the annual AERA meeting in 2013 in San Francisco, CA. Cinzia Pica-Smith is an assistant professor, Assumption College in Worcester, MA; Veloria is an assistant professor and director of Education Studies, Suffolk University, Boston.
Founded in 1969, the New England Educational Research Organization is a regional affiliate of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). NEERO currently has over 200 professional and student members from colleges and universities, public and private schools, state and local educational agencies, health and social service agencies, and private education firms.