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NERA is an organization whose mission is to encourage and promote quality educational research and to create a venue for experienced and new researchers. NERA members come from all areas of education (e.g., academics, research and development, training and technical assistance agencies, public schools and state departments of education).

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NERA promotes sharing of professional information through publications including its quarterly newsletter, The NERA Researcher.

For general questions about NERA, contact April Zenisky, President, at azenisky@educ.umass.edu.

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From the President

Dear NERA Colleagues,

This past summer, my husband, our two young daughters, and I were driving back home to western Massachusetts from a family wedding held in the Washington, DC area. Normally we go over the Tappan Zee Bridge and wind through Connecticut, but between construction and traffic we thought we’d be better off to take the New York State Thruway and connect to the Massachusetts Turnpike that way. Though longer distance-wise, we’d be moving and - as far as 400-mile family road trips go - it would be a far, far happier ride for all four of us. That is how I came to be passing Exit 19 on the Thruway, and thinking back to taking that exit when I attended my first few NERA meetings as a graduate student, when it was held in Ellenville and later, Kerhonkson.

I was introduced to the idea of NERA a couple of weeks into graduate school in the fall of 1998, when our professors informed all of the first-year doctoral students about this upcoming conference held in the Catskills in October. There really wasn’t any question about going ... read more
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