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
On September 10, AERA and LEARN sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee from the research community expressing strong opposition to the IES cuts in the House FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education bill and calling for funding to be restored. More than 75 organizations and institutions of higher education, as well as more than 1,700 individuals nationwide, signed the final letter. Read more
Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, are leading the charge in developing a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the National Science Foundation. AERA submitted comments on the initial round table discussion, “Maximizing the Impact of Basic Research.” Read more
Read the comments submitted by AERA
Congress is in the midst of developing a budget and determining funding levels for the 2016 fiscal year (FY). The House and Senate Budget Committee chairs have advanced a compromise agreement. The budget agreement is expected to be debated on the House floor beginning April 30, and introduced in the Senate during the first week of May. Read more
The 2015 Annual Fall Policy Meeting for members of the Organization of Institutional Affiliates was held on September 20 and 21 in Washington, D.C. Read more about the meeting.