Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) Executive Director Joins Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, Bammy Awards Board of Governors

Awards program promotes cross-discipline recognition for educators.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) today announced that its Executive Director, Ed Doody, has joined the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences and has agreed to serve as a member of the Bammy Awards Board of Governors.

"Now is the time to celebrate great teachers, those individuals who change lives, instill an appetite for learning, and selflessly give of themselves motivating individual students," said Ed Doody. "ERCA is pleased to be a part of the Bammy Awards that honor these educators."

The awards program was created in response to the tremendous national pressure on educators and education leaders to improve student outcomes, and the intense scrutiny that today's educators face as a result. The Bammy Awards honor excellence throughout the education field—from teachers, principals, and superintendents, to school nurses, advocates, education journalists, parents, and parent groups. The Awards aim to elevate education successes in the public eye and raise the voices of the many undervalued and unrecognized people who are making a difference.

Two honors will be presented in every category—the Bammy Award (selected by the Academy) and the Educator's Voice Award (selected by online, public voting). The Educator's Voice honorees will be announced in June. The Bammy Awards will be presented in the fall in Washington, D.C.

The Academy is comprised of a Board of Governors, Council of Peers and associate members and includes an array of leading educators, education leaders and professors, journalists, activists, visionaries and pioneers. For more information, visit

About Educational Research Center of America

Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) is a not-for-profit research organization committed to helping high school students and their parents consider all of their future options. ERCA conducts voluntary surveys on career aspirations among secondary school students to connect them with institutions of higher learning and other organizations and to provide guidance about what comes next after high school. ERCA's research and resources support the dialog among parents, students and educators about finding the right educational and career pathway.  For more information on ERCA, please visit:

Media Contact: Ed Doody, Educational Research Center of America, 516.345.0027,

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