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Study Finds Parents’ Online School Reviews Correlated with Test Scores and Demographics, Not School Effectiveness
A first-of-its-kind analysis of parents’ reviews of U.S. public K–12 schools, posted primarily from 2009 to 2019 on the popular school information site GreatSchools.org, found that most reviews were written by parents at schools in affluent neighborhoods and provided information that correlated strongly with test scores, a measure that closely tracks race and family income. Learn more

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Study: Pre-Recorded Videos Prove More Effective for Student Learning Than In-Person Instruction
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, February 26, 2021

Study Finds Use of Video Boosts Learning
Campus Technology, February 24, 2021

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AERA Highlights

AERA 2021 Election Is Open—Cast Your Ballot by March 18
The AERA 2021 election opened on Wednesday, February 17, with voting conducted by electronic ballot. The election is being held over a 30-day period, concluding on Thursday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Read more

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About AERA Communications
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The AERA Communications program advances AERA’s mission by raising public awareness of high-quality education research and promoting the value of AERA programs, events, and publications. Learn more

 
 
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AERA staff link reporters with education researchers who represent a range of research interests, from early childhood  education to education policy and analysis, and can serve as sources for background information or quotes. Read More

 
 
AERA 2021 Annual Meeting Press Registration
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Members of the media are invited to register to attend the 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting, April 8-12, for five days of cutting edge research, ideas, and engagement. Press registration is also available to communications professionals at education institutions and organizations who help disseminate news about education research. Visit the press center for more information. 

 
 
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Tony Pals, Director of Communications, (202) 238-3235

Tong Wu, Communications Associate, (202) 238-3233

 
 
Resource for Reporters: Complimentary Subscriptions to Education Research Journals
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AERA offers free online subscriptions to our seven peer-reviewed journals that feature much of the field’s leading research. Learn more

 
 
AERA Speaking Out on Major Issues
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AERA speaks out on broader matters of society-wide concern, when appropriate and supported by the evidence base. These major issues have included racism, homophobia, and other forms of hatred; gun violence; and race conscious college admission policies, among others. Click here to view the collection of AERA statements on major issues. 

 
 
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