Press Release

AERA Announces New Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research

For Immediate Release
February 12, 2016
Tony Pals,
(202) 238-3235, (202) 288-9333 (cell)

Victoria Oms,
(202) 238-3233

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12 – The American Educational Research Association has announced a new award for excellence in news reporting on education research. The AERA Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research will be presented to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research. The inaugural award will be presented at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting.

Award recipients will be persons who have made noteworthy contributions to reporting on findings, bodies of research, or scholarship in the field of education research in any medium of public communication. The award honors a media professional whose work exemplifies promoting a broader vision of the value of education research to society.

The deadline for nominations is March 8, 2016. The call for nominations can be found online here. Nominations can be submitted using the AERA submission portal. Questions about the nomination process can be directed to or 202-238-3200.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. 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. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

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