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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

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AERA Exec. Dir. Comments on Senate IES Reauthorization Bill

September 2014
On September 17, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA), which reauthorizes the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine provided the following comment on the impact of the bill on the autonomy and effectiveness of the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES). Read more

AERA and Partners Urge Senate to Restore NCES Stature

August 2014
In a July 9 letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, AERA and 10 other research organizations urged senators to protect the autonomy, authority, and stature of the National Center for Education Statistics, as it takes up the Strengthening Education Through Research Act. Read more

Senate Bill Would Provide Boost to NSF

August 2014
Senator John “Jay” Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014, which will reauthorize funding and programs at the National Science Foundation and other science agencies. Read more 

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