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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

Friends of IES Holds Congressional Briefing

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.

Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy Headlines

AERA Provides Comments on Education Department Implementation of ESSA

January 2016

On January 21, AERA submitted comments in response to a request for information from the U.S. Department of Education for advice and recommendations on the implementation and operation of programs under the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Read more.

Budget and Legislative Outlook of Interest to Education Research

January 2016

While the ink is still drying on the 2016 appropriations agreement signed by President Barack Obama in late December, Congress has already turned its attention to the 2017 fiscal year. Read more.

AERA, ICPSR, and COSSA Comment on Proposed Revisions to Common Rule

January 2016

On January 6, 2016, AERA, the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) provided comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on the proposed revisions to the Common Rule. Read more

AERA Submits Comments on Department of Education's Open Licensing Proposal

December 2015

On December 18, AERA provided comments to the U.S. Department of Education's proposal to require that all Department grantees awarded direct competitive grant funds openly license to the public all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds. Read more 

FY 2016 Omnibus Bill Boosts Funding for Education Research

December 2015

U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders have reached a deal on an omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the government through September 30, the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Read more

SBS Resources
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.

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