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As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Learning and Education Outcomes Are Used

In a review published online today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Cambridge warn that—as the predictive power of genes tied to...
20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

75 Science Societies Urge the Education Department to Base Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations on Research and Evidence

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today led 75 scientific societies in submitting comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX...
30-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Link between Voter Preference for Trump and Bullying in Middle Schools

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, according to a study published online today in Educational...
7-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can Guaranteed Admissions Help Reduce College Undermatching?

Low-income, highly qualified students are more likely to choose selective universities that match their academic profiles when they know their admission is guaranteed though state automatic admissions policies, according to a new study published...
4-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Does More Education Stem Political Violence?

Recent evidence of above-average levels of education among genocide perpetrators and terrorists, such as those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, has challenged the consensus among scholars that education has a generally pacifying effect. Is it true...
11-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Elementary School Student Support Leads to Lower High School Dropout

Elementary-school students who participated in a comprehensive support intervention in the Boston public school district had about half the odds of dropping out of high school as students not in the intervention, according to a new study published...
3-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Examines “Strategic Retention” of Teachers by Effective Principals

Highly rated principals succeed at keeping high-performing teachers while moving out low performers. Lower turnover is concentrated among teachers with higher scores on classroom observation measures and higher student test-performance growth...
27-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Finds Reading and Math Gains of Multilingual Students Have Outpaced English-Only Speakers

Over 12 Years, NAEP Scores for Multilingual Students Improved Two to Three Times More Than for Monolingual Students
20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

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