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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 Holds Advocacy Day

April 2016

On the first day of the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., AERA held an Advocacy Day with more than 50 AERA members visiting 100 congressional offices.

AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition

April 2016

AERA spotlighted innovative research that aims to improve student STEM outcomes and encourage interest in STEM among middle school students at the 22nd Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (NSF) Hill Exhibition on April 26.

Capitol Hill Event Debunks "Wasteful" Research

April 2016

On April 13, AERA co-sponsored a poster exhibition organized by the Coalition to Promote Research and the Coalition for National Science Funding titled “Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract.

AERA Urges Strong FY 2017 Funding for Agencies Supporting Education Research

March 2016

Even with a two-year budget agreement in place, the chances that appropriations bills for the 2017 fiscal year will be passed on a normal schedule are low. 

House Education Committee Holds Hearing on Education Research and Privacy Protections

March 2016

On March 22 the House Education and Workforce Committee held a hearing on “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students” to examine federal policies affecting education research and student privacy.

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