News Releases and Statements


AERA to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Sexual Harassment in Academe and Gun Violence Research at 2019 Annual Meeting
AERA will hold two Town Hall meetings featuring prominent scholars and policy experts at its 2019 Annual Meeting. Read more

Shaun Harper Voted AERA President-Elect
Shaun Harper, a Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, has been voted president-elect of the AERA. Read more


AERA to Live-stream Annual Meeting Opening Plenary and Presidential Address
AERA has announced that it is live-streaming two sessions at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 5-9. The free live-streamed sessions include the Opening Plenary session and the AERA Presidential Address. Read more

AERA Announces 2019 Award Winners in Education Research
AERA has announced the winners of its 2019 awards for excellence in education research. AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at the Awards Ceremony and Celebration, April 7, at the AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Read more

More than 14,000 Education Researchers to Meet for 2019 Annual Meeting
Join more than 14,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines, policymakers, and practitioners in Toronto to hear from major speakers. Choose from more than 2,500 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research. Read more


As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Learning and Education Outcomes Are Used
In a review published online in AERA Open, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Cambridge warn that—as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands—researchers, educators, and policymakers must be cautious in how they use such data, interpret related findings, and, in the not-too-distant future, apply genetics-informed student interventions. Read the press release

AERA Announces 2019 Fellows
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the selection of 10 prominent scholars as 2019 AERA Fellows. Read more

Media Invited to Register for 2019 Annual Meeting of Education Researchers
Members of the media are invited to register to attend the AERA 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 5-9, for five days of cutting edge research, ideas, and engagement. Read more

AERA Announces Most Read Education Research Articles of 2018
Research on the effect of private school attendance on student outcomes, the impact of teacher coaching on student achievement, the benefits of open and transparent education science, and more appears in the top 10 most popular journal articles published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2018. Read more

AERA Open Named Best New Journal in Social Sciences by the Association of American Publishers
AERA Open was just named the “Best New Journal in Social Sciences” by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for the 2019 Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards). Read more


75 Science Societies Urge the Education Department to Base Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations on Research and Evidence
AERA and AAAS led 75 scientific societies in submitting comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations. Read more

Study Finds Link between Voter Preference for Trump and Bullying in Middle School
A new study published in Educational Researcher found that bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary Clinton. Read more

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