Policy & Advocacy
AERA Government Relations

As the primary advocate of education research in the nation’s capital, AERA monitors federal legislation, policy, and regulations affecting education research, and identifies opportunities to influence the development and protection of sound science policy. Read more

Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

On September 19, 2017, AERA signed on to two letters, one to congressional leadership and one to the Office of Management and Budget, urging Congress and the Administration to support the recommendations issued by the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking that were released on September 7.  

Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy Headlines
COPAFS Names New Executive Director
August 2017
The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics, which advocates for the development and dissemination of high-quality federal statistics, recently named former U.S. Census Bureau director John H. Thompson as executive director, effective July 24.

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Examines the "Right to Science"
August 2017
The Science and Human Rights Coalition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held its summer meeting in July in Washington, D.C.


National Science Board Holds Summer Quarterly Meeting
August 2017
The National Science Board, which sets priorities in consultation with the National Science Foundation, held its summer meeting on August 15-16.

Q&A: NSF’s Julio López-Ferrao Discusses Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scholars
August 2017
Julio E. López-Ferrao joined the former National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Educational System Reform as a program director in 1996 and has served in a range of roles throughout his time at NSF.

AERA Webcasts on Communicating Locally with Federal Policymakers Now Available
July 2017
AERA offered two webinars in July to provide guidance and tips for members interested in visiting local congressional offices while Congress is on recess in August, to highlight the value of education research.
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