Policy & Advocacy
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

Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy Headlines

Tell Congress to Restore IES Funding

August 2015

AERA and LEARN are collecting signatures for a letter to House members from the broad 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. 

Read the letter and sign on here by September 3.

FERPA Proposals Put Alignment Between Privacy, Data Quality, and Data Use at Risk

May 2015
Student data privacy continues to be a hot topic in Congress, with potentially harmful consequences for researchers following the introduction of new privacy bills. Read more

Read researchers' statement opposing the Vitter Privacy Bill

Congress Makes Headway on FY 2016 Budget and Appropriations

April 2015

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

OIA 2015 Fall Policy Meeting

The 2015 Annual Fall Policy Meeting for members of the Organization of Institutional Affiliates will be held on September 20 and 21 in Washington, D.C. 
Learn more/register

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.

Visit the SBS Resources Page
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