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AERA provides members with the opportunity to make a difference in education, by connecting scholars with each other and with policy and opinion leaders through its annual meeting, research conferences, public programming, and other special events; publishing and disseminating the field’s leading research; supporting research initiatives that promote cutting-edge study; fostering professional advancement; and much more.


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AERA members are committed to advancing knowledge about education, promoting evidence-based policies, and serving the public good, through high-quality, rigorous education research.


As the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning, AERA informs and enhances research practice; fosters high-quality education research; and strengthens communication and collaboration between researchers and policymakers and practitioners. The association serves as the national voice for the field of education research and the primary advocate for federal funding of education research and sound science policy driving federal investment.

The source of the association’s strength is the active involvement of its more than 25,000 members across the United States and around the world.


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