The House of Representatives approved a bill to reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on May 8. The Strengthening Education through Research Act (SETRA) passed by a voice vote.
SETRA builds upon the current IES structure while increasing flexibility for the National Center for Education Research by eliminating specific research topics mandated for study under current law. The bill also fully incorporates the National Center for Special Education Research into IES.
Read more in the May 2014 AERA Highlights »
Despite strong opposition from the National Science Board and most science and higher education organizations, the House Science Committee passed the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act on May 28.
The bill, which reauthorizes the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several other federal science programs, reduces authorized funding levels for the Social, Behavioral & Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate at NSF by 42 percent.
The following documents and links to ongoing projects detail the benefits of social and behavioral science (SBS) research as part of AERA’s efforts to protect federal investment in SBS.