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Featured Work

We recently observed and interviewed leaders in a major urban school district as they set out to revise their district’s school improvement policies. In pursuing their goals, the leaders we followed drew heavily from the 2010 book, Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago. Drawn from a longitudinal research study of hundreds of schools, Organizing […]

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President's Comment

This year, the American Educational Research Association (AREA) will celebrate its one-hundredth anniversary at its annual meeting in Washington, DC on April 8-12, 2016. Throughout its history, AERA has provided a forum for researchers to share substantive findings and methodological advances to further the field. In recent years, AERA has become increasingly engaged in the […]

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Evidence at the Crossroads

As we approach the next generation of evidence-based policy, it’s essential that we take steps to ensure that practitioners and decision makers at the state and local level have the support they need.

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2016 Application Guidelines for the William T. Grant Scholars Program Available Now

Updated for 2016, our new application guide describes the Foundation’s current research focus areas and outlines eligibility and selection criteria for the William T. Grant Scholars Program.

Evidence at the Crossroads

Cost-effectiveness comparisons can help decision makers take economic constraints into account when choosing educational reforms, ultimately improving evidence-based policy decisions and strengthening education systems.

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Evidence at the Crossroads

A culture of evidence that shapes the accreditation of educator preparation programs can have an enormous influence over the education landscape. But will it work?

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Grant Announcements

Five new research grants will build stronger theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas of reducing inequality and the use of research evidence.

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Grant Announcements

Two new grants have been awarded to organizations working to enhance the use and usefulness of research and call attention to issues that affect young people in the United States.

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Youth Services Improvement Grants

Nine New York City community-based organizations have been awarded $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs.

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Youth Services Improvement Grants

Updated for 2016, the application guidelines for the Youth Services Improvement Grants program outlines eligibility and selection criteria, as well as detailed instructions on preparing and submitting an effective application.

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