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.


Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy

May 16, 2017 – The National Academy of Education (NAEd) released a new report on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy. The report addresses a fundamental tension of how to reap the educational benefits that access to comprehensive “big” data provides while ensuring student privacy.

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, and 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.


Statement in Support of Diverse and International Scholars

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation are committed to supporting education researchers from diverse backgrounds. Through our joint fellowship programs, we are proud to work with scholars from around the world whose research advances...

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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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Upcoming Events

2017 NAEd/Spencer Fall Fellows Retreat
November 8-9, 2017
Washington, DC

2017 NAEd Annual Meeting
November 10-11, 2017
Washington, DC

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