Payoffs of long-term investment in education research

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leading scholars and private foundation presidents shared the Capitol Hill stage to highlight the payoffs of long-term investment in education research at a Capitol Hill briefing on Monday, February 14, 2011. Speakers emphasized that education research based on long-term funding has led to important payoffs for education policy and practice in such areas as resource allocation, school and classroom organization, and the education and evaluation of teachers.

The Education Deans Alliance, American Educational Research Association, and the National Academy of Education convened the 11 a.m. briefing, held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

All of the briefing materials, including factsheets about the four education research programs, are posted on the AERA Web site at this location: http://www.aera.net/Default.aspx?id=11330

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

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