A special interest group under the auspices of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) connects researchers and teachers.
AERA encourages scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation, and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Its 12 divisions span methods and segments of the educational community, and over 155 SIGs cover an array of topics from reading to John Dewey to women in education. Its journals are dedicated to research and commentary and sometimes relevant national news. They provide a forum for academic institutions, departments, non-university-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.
Their web site includes a wide variety of resources, including videos on current topics, a newsroom, and Professional Advancement opportunities.