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
The House and Senate have adjourned for a six-week district work period until Labor Day. This is a perfect opportunity for education researchers who seek to broaden the connections between education research and its sound uses in policy and research to visit members of Congress while they are home. Learn strategies and build skills in communicating research to elected officials in their district offices in the AERA webinar, “Meet Members of Congress in Your District” webinar on the Virtual Research Leaning Center. Tools and additional resources are available on the AERA Advocacy Toolkit.
AERA co-organized the Friends of IES briefing, “Transitioning to Adult Productivity: Supporting Secondary Students with Disabilities in Successful Movement to College and Career.” The briefing featured IES-funded research on improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities. This Washington, DC, briefing took place 10:00-11:15 am on March 4th in the Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC-203. View briefing slides and photos here.
Documents and links to ongoing projects that detail the benefits of social and behavioral science (SBS) research as part of AERA’s efforts to protect federal investment in SBS.
Visit the SBS Resources Page