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AERA Government Relations
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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
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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
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AERA Calls on Congress to Preserve Graduate Student Tax Benefits
November 2017
AERA recently joined 44 other scientific and engineering societies in urging Congress to preserve graduate student tax benefits within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), specifically sections 117(d), 117(d)(5), and 127.

AERA Joins Campaign to Urge Congress to Raise Spending Caps
November 2017
AERA joined a diverse coalition of 11 national research and scientific alliances and organizations for an advertising, social media, and grassroots campaign during the week of November 12–17, urging Congress to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal that raises spending caps before end of the year.

House Advances Bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill
November 2017
On November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017 (HR 4174). The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform unanimously approved the bill on November 2.


 
 
Advocacy Center
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Check out AERA's action alerts, advocacy toolkit, and background information on policy issues and federal agencies. Learn more


 
 
When Researchers Have Access to Data, Students Succeed
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View full infographic on how data access helps students and schools succeed.

 
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