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AERA seeks to foster sound policies and investments regarding education research, STEM education, and the protection of human subjects. An overview of AERA’s recent research policy advocacy actions are listed below:

2017

Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report
AERA Highlights, September 2017

House Fails to Introduce Amendment to Slash IES Funding, Budget Deal Reached for Start of FY 2018
AERA Highlights, September 2017

AAAS and AAU Hold Webinar on Scientific Storytelling
AERA Highlights, September 2017

COPAFS Names New Executive Director
AERA Highlights, August 2017

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Examines the “Right to Science”
AERA Highlights, August 2017

National Science Board Holds Summer Quarterly Meeting
AERA Highlights, August 2017

Q&A: NSF’s Julio López-Ferrao Discusses Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scholars
AERA Highlights, August 2017

AERA Webcasts on Communicating Locally with Federal Policymakers Now Available
AERA Highlights, July 2017

Flurry of Congressional Activity on FY 2018 Appropriations
AERA Highlights, July 2017

AERA to Hold Two July Webinars on Communicating with Federal Policy Makers Locally
AERA Highlights, June 2017

AERA Names Four Congressional Fellows for 2017-18
AERA Highlights, June 2017

House Panel Holds Hearing on Education Research and Student Data Privacy
AERA Highlights, June 2017

National Academies Releases Report on the Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities
AERA Highlights, June 2017

Congressional Committees Begin Work on FY 2018 Appropriations
AERA Highlights, June 2017

National Science Board Holds Spring Meeting and Honors AERA Member
AERA Highlights, May 2017

AERA Weighs in on Wide Range of Federal Science Policy Issues
AERA Highlights, May 2017

AERA Showcases Innovative STEM Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA Highlights, May 2017

As One Budget Year Is Finalized, the Process for the Next One Begins
AERA Highlights, May 2017

Congress Discusses the Bipartisan and Bicameral College Transparency Act of 2017
AERA Highlights, May 2017

COSSA Holds 2017 Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day
AERA Highlights, April 2017

AERA Delegation Advocates for Education Research on Capitol Hill
AERA Highlights, March 2017

Trump Budget Blueprint Calls for 13-Percent Cut to Education Department
AERA Highlights, March 2017

Congressional Committees Hold Hearing on National Science Foundation, STEM Education
AERA Highlights, March 2017

Education Researchers Selected as Presidential Early Career Awardees
AERA Highlights, February 2017

Senate Introduces Scientific Integrity Act
AERA Highlights, February 2017

House Education Committee Kicks Off With Hearings on School Choice and Higher Education

AERA Highlights, February 2017

Neild Steps Down at IES, Brock Named Interim Director
AERA Highlights, January 2017

HELP Committee Sends DeVos Nomination for Education Secretary to Full Senate
AERA Highlights, January 2017

Education Committees Take Shape for 115th Congress
AERA Highlights, January 2017

2016

AERA Submits Comments to Commission for Evidence-based Policymaking
AERA Highlights, December 2016

Congress Passes American Innovation and Competitiveness Act
AERA Highlights, December 2016

Congress Advances Short-Term Spending Bill before Adjourning
AERA Highlights, December 2016

Election Implications Loom for Federal Education Leadership, Education Research Funding
AERA Highlights, November 2016

National Board for Education Sciences and National Science Board Convene
AERA Highlights, November 2016

Education Department Releases Guidance on Using Evidence in Education Decisions
AERA Highlights, October 2016

Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Seeks Input on Data Use - Comments Due November 14
AERA Highlights, October 2016

President Obama's Social and Behavioral Sciences Team Releases 2016 Annual Report
AERA Highlights, October 2016

Education Research Community Letter Urges Congress to Support IES Funding - Sign-on Deadline October 3
AERA Highlights, September 2016

AERA Advocates for Education Researcher as Occupation in SOC
AERA Highlights, September 2016

AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions Holds Fall Policy Meeting
AERA Highlights, September 2016

NAGB Seeks Nominations for Four Positions, Names Six Other Appointees
AERA Highlights, September 2016

IES Rolls Out New What Works Clearinghouse Website
AERA Highlights, September 2016

National Academies Holds Seminars on Strengthening News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Science
AERA Highlights, August 2016

National Science Board Holds Summer Meeting
AERA Highlights, August 2016

NAEd Holds Workshop on Balancing "Big Data" Research Needs and Student Privacy
AERA Highlights, August 2016

President Obama Fills Three Positions on National Board for Education Sciences
AERA Highlights, July 2016

House Education Appropriations Bill Includes Proposed Cuts to IES -- AERA Presses for Restoration
AERA Highlights, July 2016

Senate Committee Passes NSF Reauthorization Bill

AERA Highlights, July 2016

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Small Cuts to IES, Boost to NIH in LHHS Bill
AERA Highlights, June 2016

Education Department Accepting Comments on Draft ESSA Accountability Regulations
AERA Highlights, June 2016

NIH to Launch Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

AERA Highlights, June 2016

NACHHD Council Meets
AERA Highlights, June 2016

Senate and House Committees Approve NSF Spending Bills; Senate Expected to Consider NSF Reauthorization
AERA Highlights, May 2016

Education Discussed at CEF Presidential Forum
AERA Highlights, May 2016

Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act Signed into Law
AERA Highlights, May 2016

AERA Holds Advocacy Day
AERA Highlights, April 2016

AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA Highlights, April 2016

Capitol Hill Event Debunks "Wasteful" Research
AERA Highlights, April 2016

AERA Urges Strong FY 2017 Funding for Agencies Supporting Education Research
AERA Highlights, March 2016

House Education Committee Holds Hearing on Education Research and Privacy Protections
AERA Highlights, March 2016

COSSA Holds 2016 Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day
AERA Highlights, March 2016

NCSER Grantees Present at Friends of IES Hill Briefing
AERA Highlights, March 2016

House Bill Requires that NSF Grants Further “National Interest”
AERA Highlights, February 2016

President Releases FY 2017 Budget Request, Kicking Off Annual Appropriations Process
AERA Highlights, February 2016

AERA, ICPSR, and COSSA Provide Comments on Revisions to Common Rule
AERA Highlights, January 2016

AERA Provides Comments on Education Department Implementation of ESSA
AERA Highlights, January 2016

Budget and Legislative Outlook of Interest to Education Research
AERA Highlights, January 2016

2015

FY 2016 Bill Boosts Funding for Education Research
AERA Highlights, December 2015

Senate Passes Strengthening Education Through Research Act
AERA Highlights, December 2015

Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Crosses Finish Line
AERA Highlights, December 2015

Common Rule Comment Period Extended to January 6, 2016
AERA Highlights, November 2015

National Board for Education Sciences Meets
AERA Highlights, November 2015

AERA Submits Comments on OBSSR Strategic Plan
AERA Highlights, November 2015

White House, Congress Agree to Budget Deal
AERA Highlights, October 2015

Congress Takes Up Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act
AERA Highlights, October 2015

Proposed Common Rule Revisions Released
AERA Highlights, September 2015

Congress Acts to Keep the Federal Government Open
AERA Highlights, September 2015

White House Announces Executive Order on Using Behavioral Science Insights
AERA Highlights, September 2015

Senate Considers NSF Reauthorization, AERA Offers Comments; House Bill Requires NSF Grants in the “National Interest”
AERA Highlights, August 2015

FERPA Bill Introduced in the House
AERA Highlights, August 2015

Impact of Education on Mortality Addressed at Hill Briefing
AERA Highlights, August 2015

NSF and NAEP Boards Advance Education Agenda
AERA Highlights, August 2015

Ruth Neild Named to Lead Institute of Education Sciences
AERA Highlights, July 2015

House and Senate ESEA Bills Advance with Student Privacy Provisions
AERA Highlights, July 2015

House and Senate Appropriations Committees Vote to Cut Education Spending
AERA Highlights, July 2015

“Innovation Imperative” Calls for Restored Federal Commitment to Research and Development
AERA Highlights, July 2015

More than 1,100 Sign Letter Opposing Student Privacy Bill
AERA Highlights, June 2015

House Panel Approves Cuts to Department of Education Funding
AERA Highlights, June 2015

AERA Responds to Call for Public Comment on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act
AERA Highlights, June 2015

NSF Spending Bills Move Forward
AERA Highlights, June 2015

National Board of Education Sciences to Act on IES Funding, FERPA Concerns
AERA Highlights, June 2015

FERPA Proposals Put Alignment Between Privacy, Data Quality, and Data Use at Risk
AERA Highlights, May 2015

House Action Further Threatens NSF Autonomy, Funding
AERA Highlights, May 2015

Senate HELP Committee Turns Attention to Higher Education
AERA Highlights, May 2015

ACTION ALERT: Senate Student Privacy Bill Threatens Use of Education Data
May 2015 This action alert is no longer active *

Congress Makes Headway on FY 2016 Budget and Appropriations
AERA Highlights, April 2015

AERA Delegation Meets With Capitol Hill and White House Staff
AERA Highlights, March 2015

SBS Campaign Launches 2015 Activities
AERA Highlights, February 2015

AERA Urges Census Bureau to Retain Key Education Indicator in ACS
AERA Highlights, January 2015

2014

Congress Adjourns Without Senate Vote on IES Reauthorization
AERA Highlights, December 2014

Spending Bill Spares Education Research Funding From Major Cuts
AERA Highlights, December 2014

AERA Urges Congress to Safeguard NIH Peer-Review System
AERA Highlights, December 2014

OMB Issues New Statistical Policy Directive
AERA Highlights, December 2014

Education Department Releases Draft Regulations on Teacher Preparation Programs
AERA Highlights, December 2014

White House Announces Education Research Initiatives at College Opportunity Summit
AERA Highlights, December 2014

NSF Releases New Accountability and Transparency Practices
AERA Highlights, December 2014

AERA Urges Lame Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Funding Bill
AERA Highlights, November 2014

AERA Comments on IES Research Centers’ Advances and Priorities
AERA Highlights, November 2014

AERA Names Juliane Baron Director of Government Relations
AERA Highlights, September 2014

IES Reauthorization, Evaluating Research Outcomes Were Key Topics at OIA Fall Policy Meeting
AERA Highlights, September 2014
AERA Executive Director Comments on Senate IES Reauthorization Bill
AERA Highlights, September 2014

AERA and Partners Urge Senate to Restore NCES Stature
AERA Highlights, August 2014

AERA Comments on OMB Federal Statistical Policy Directive
AERA Highlights, August 2014

Senate Bill Would Provide Boost to NSF
AERA Highlights, August 2014

NSF Appropriations Stall on Senate Floor
AERA Highlights, June 2014

IES to Receive Small Funding Increase in Senate Appropriations Proposal for FY 2015
AERA Highlights, June 2014

AERA and Friends of IES Submit Letter on FY 2015 Appropriations for IES to Senate Appropriations Committee
June 2014

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senate to Reject Amendments that Cut Social Science Funding
June 12, 2014 This action alert is no longer active *

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Oppose the FIRST Act!
May 19, 2014This action alert is no longer active *

House Passes IES Reauthorization Bill: AERA Prepares for Potential Senate Action
AERA Highlights, May 2014

House Passes NSF Appropriations Bill: Damage to Social and Behavioral Sciences Less Than Feared
AERA Highlights, May 2014

FIRST Act, Slashing SBE Funding, Moves to House Floor
AERA Highlights, May 2014

AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA Highlights, May 2014

House Committee Advances IES Reauthorization Bill
AERA Highlights, April 2014

Friends of IES Launches Coalition Effort
AERA Highlights, April 2014

National Science Board Warns FIRST Act Would Undercut Science Innovation
AERA Highlights, April 2014

ACTION ALERT: Oppose FIRST Act & Protect NSF Funding  
March 12, 2014 This action alert is no longer active *

AERA Council Endorses Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
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AERA Highlights, February 2014

AERA Urges Expanded Civil Rights Data Collection 
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AERA Highlights, January 2014

AERA Hosts What Works Network Representatives From the UK
AERA Highlights, January 2014

NRC Panel Issues Recommendations on Common Rule
AERA Highlights, January 2014

2013

AERA Executive Director Sends Letter to House Committee Member Miller to Share AERA Task Force Publication Non-Tenure-Track Faculty in U.S. Universities (PDF)
December 11, 2013

AERA Joins with NDD United on Letter on Sequestration Budget Cuts (PDF)
December 4, 2013

GAO Issues Recommendations on IES Performance in Improving Education Research
AERA Highlights, December 2013

America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Raises Concerns for Researchers
AERA Highlights, November 2013

New Initiative Takes Aim at Congressional Attacks on the Social Sciences
AERA Highlights, November 2013

AERA Joins AAAS in Letter to House Chairman Smith on the Importance of Social and Behavioral Science Research (PDF)
October 18, 2013

AERA Comments on Education Department’s Draft Strategic Plan
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AERA Highlights, October 2013

AERA Joins NSF, Rep. Wolf to Promote STEM Careers 
AERA Highlights, October 2013

How the Social and Behavioral Sciences Can Address the U.S. Health Crisis
AERA Highlights, October 2013

House Education Hearing Focuses on Strengthening IES 
AERA Highlights, September 2013

IES and NSF Release Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development 
AERA Highlights, September 2013

House Passes ESEA Reauthorization Bill 
AERA Highlights, August 2013

AERA Executive Director Comments on Supreme Court’s Fisher Ruling 
AERA Highlights, June 2013

AERA Statement on New NSF Research Rules
June 2013

Congressional Briefing Underscores Necessity of IES Research in STEM Education
May 2013

2012

AERA Joins CNSF in Letter to U.S. House in Support of NSF Funding Integrity 
AERA Highlights, June 13, 2012

AERA Submits Comments on Draft IES Scientific Integrity Policy (PDF)
May 15, 2012

AERA Submits Comments on NAEP Background Questions (PDF)
May 4, 2012

AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine Testifies on Appropriations for the National Science Foundation Directorate on Education and Human Resources (PDF)
March 22, 2012

AERA Responds to OSTP Requests for Information on Public Access to Publications and Data Emanating from Federally Funded Research 
AERA Highlights, January 12, 2012

2011 and Earlier

AERA Sends Letter to Senate on the Presidential Appointment Efficiency Act (S. 679), Asks for Positions of the NCES Commissioner and BJS Director to Retain Senate Confirmation
June 20, 2011

AERA Report and Recommendations on the Reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences 
April, 2011

AERA Expresses Concern over Visa Problems for International Scholars and Offers Recommendations 
June 2009
 
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