AERDF honored as one of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas

We advance scientific discovery & inventions that further students’ brilliance and transform PreK-12 education futures.

Our Advanced Inclusive Research and Development (R&D) Approach

We design, measure, and evaluate learning solutions for breakthroughs in US PreK-12 education.

We study the evidence behind these solutions that could unlock new capabilities and insights for teaching and learning systems.

We share these insights because we know they can
catalyze multigenerational change for Black and Latino learners and learners experiencing poverty.

EF+Math improves math outcomes by strengthening executive functioning skills that manage our attention, thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

Assessment for Good transforms educational assessments by creating asset-based, culturally relevant tools enhanced with technology. 

Reading Reimagined develops foundational literacy skills in students who need on-going support tailored to their developmental stage.

AERDF’s AdvancEd Fellowship propels courageous and curious leaders to grow world-changing ideas with the support and mentorship of a wide network of industry leaders.

AERDF at ASU+GSV Summit 2024

APRIL 11 – 14, 2024 – PHILADELPHIA, PA

AERDF at AERA Annual Meeting 2024

APRIL 14 – 17, 2024 – SAN DIEGO, CA

AERDF at ASU+GSV Summit 2024

We are advancing R&D and discovering breakthroughs in PreK-12 solutions

with a cross-sector community whose diverse expertise, perspectives, and resources catalyze progress in a way no one could achieve on their own.

Are you a K-12 teacher, school system leader, student, caregiver, or leader of a community organization supporting learners?

We have grant-supported opportunities for you to share your expertise and wisdom to help transform education.

Are you interested in accelerating evidence-based innovation in PreK-12 education?

We recently launched AERDF-NIRDE, a community of people just like you who are propelling our nation’s future education system.



Celebrating Achievements of AERDF Co-Founder Dr. Melina Uncapher

Over the past 14 months we at AERDF have been fortunate to be able to work with so many visionary education professionals, researchers and leaders at AERDF, and yet one among them stands out for her uniquely important role in our work. Please join us in celebrating the significant contributions of educational neuroscientist Dr. Melina Uncapher, co-founder of AERDF and founder of EF+Math. This year Melina transitioned from her full-time role in our organization, concluding a six-year tenure marked by tremendous achievements.    Melina’s imprint

Advanced Inclusive R&D Resources 

Explore our future-forward, equity-centered resources.

Featured Announcements

AERDF welcomes Auditi Chakravarty as new CEO

A former educator and longtime builder of equity-driven K-12 programs, Chakravarty is excited to extend AERDF’s momentum in our next phase.

EF+Math releases its Insights Report

Strengthening Executive Function Skills to Improve Mathematics Learning: Evidence of Promise from EF+Math’s Inclusive R&D Approach.

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