Advancing High-Quality Research to Improve Education Policy and Practice

Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. The Academy undertakes research studies to address pressing issues in education and administers professional development programs to enhance the preparation of the next generation of education scholars.


The NAEd Annual Meeting & Fellows Retreat is an opportunity to connect with members, learn of the work of our NAEd/Spencer fellows, and receive updates on current and new initiatives. The 2016 Annual Meeting plenary sessions on Challenges in Higher Education, the IES Reading for Understanding Initiative, and Journalism and Education are now online and available for viewing.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 NAEd Annual Meeting & Fellows Retreat will be held on November 8-11 in Washington, DC.

Fellowship Programs

The National Academy of Education awards two professional development fellowship programs. These programs seek to encourage new generations of scholars to undertake and strengthen research relevant to the improvement of education and support early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. In addition, fellows participate in professional development retreats with National Academy of Education members, senior scholars as well as other leaders in the field.

Research at the Academy

The National Academy of Education is dedicated to advancing high-quality education research for use in policy and practice. Learn more about our current initiatives and reports.


Save the Date! The 2017 Annual Meeting

The National Academy of Education is pleased to announce the dates of its 2017 Annual Meeting. As in the past, the 2017 Annual Meeting will be preceded by the NAEd/Spencer Fellows Retreat, which will be held Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th. The 2017...

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Remembering George Madaus, 1934-2016

Today we learned the sad news that NAEd member, George Madaus, passed away this week. The following obituary from Boston College is shared by Marilyn Cochran-Smith. George F. Madaus, Emeritus Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy at the Lynch School of...

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Remembering Hiroshi Azuma, 1926–2016

Today we learned the sad news of the passing of NAEd member Hiroshi Azuma. The following news clip was found online (translation has taken place): Hiroshi Azuma, professor emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Tokyo, died December 13th at the age of...

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