Press Release

AERA Extends Deadline for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award to January 12


Tony Pals,
(202) 238-3235, (202) 288-9333 (cell)

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18 – The American Educational Research Association has extended the deadline for nominations for excellence in news reporting on education research to January 12, 2017. The AERA Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research is presented to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research. The award will be presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York City.

Recipients of the award are 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 call for nominations can be found online here. Questions about the nomination process can be directed to or (202) 238-3200.

Past recipients of the award, first given in 2016, include John Merrow (2016) and Emily Hanford (2017).

More information about the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting can be found online here.

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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