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AERA submitted comments in response to the National Science Foundation Request for Information on the agency’s Public Access Plan 2.0.
January 19, 2024

  AERA joined more than 50 organizations on a letter supporting the introduction of the New Essential Education Discoveries (NEED) Act, which would establish a National Center for Advanced Development in Education at IES and expand and upgrade the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) program.
December 11, 2023
 
  AERA and the American Statistical Association led a letter of more than 70 signatories to the leadership of the Senate HELP Committee to strengthen the provisions on NCES’s role as a federal statistical agency in the Advancing Research in Education Act.
December 6, 2023
 
  AERA joined 7 additional organizations on a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy encouraging action and to engage as partners to implement provisions of the Combating Sexual Harassment in the Sciences Act included in the CHIPS and Science Act.
December 6, 2023
 
 

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Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy News

AERA Provides Comments to NSF on Public Access Plan 2.0
AERA Highlights, January 2024

NBES Meeting Includes Conversation with Friends of IES, Discussion of Executive Director Appointment
AERA Highlights, January 2024

Longtime U.S. Statistician Katherine Wallman Dies
AERA Highlights, January 2024

AERA Fellow Okhee Lee Appointed to NSF Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering
AERA Highlights, January 2024

AERA and ASA Lead Effort to Retain Stature and Strengthen NCES Protections as Statistical Agency
AERA Highlights, December 2023

AERA Joins Letters on Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act, NEED Act Reintroduction
AERA Highlights, December 2023

Senate HELP Committee Advances ESRA Reauthorization Bill
AERA Highlights, December 2023

National Board for Education Sciences Meeting Focuses on NASEM Reports, ESRA Reauthorization
AERA Highlights, December 2023

House Considers Appropriations Bills of Importance to Education Researchers; Amendment to Defund IES Defeated
AERA Highlights, November 2023

AERA Offers Strong Support for Proposed Test of 2024 ACS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Measures
AERA Highlights, November 2023

AERA Provides Comments on IES RFI on Proposed “From Seedlings to Scale” Program
AERA Highlights, November 2023

AERA Submits Comments on the STEMM Opportunity Alliance Draft National Strategy for STEMM Equity and Excellence
AERA Highlights, November 2023

AERA Fellow Guillermo Solano-Flores Appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board
AERA Highlghts, October 2023

AERA Comments on Proposed Rule on the Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies
AERA Highlights, October 2023

AERA Past President Carol Lee Elected Chair of NBES
AERA Highlights, September 2023

NCES Launches Equity in Education Dashboard
AERA Highlights, September 2023

NAGB Accepting Nominations Through October 31 for Six Appointed Positions
AERA Highlights, September 2023

 

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Commemorating 20 Years of IES
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IES logoIn celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), AERA is amplifying stories from the field of education researchers whose work and accomplishments have been positively impacted by IES funding. Click the links below to read vignettes from the education research community.

Follow #IESat20 on social media to read about more accomplishments.

Danielle McNamara

Danielle McNamara
Arizona State University

Michael Gottfried

Michael Gottfried
University of Pennsylvania

Jeremy Stoddard
University of Wisconsin-Madison



Sandra M. Chafouleas
University of Connecticut

Sonia Cabell
Florida State University

 
 
 
AERA Government Relations
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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

 
 
Big Issues for Science Policy in a Challenging World - A Conversation with Dr. Alondra Nelson, Institute for Advanced Study
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Alondra Nelson (Institute for Advanced Study) spoke at a special hybrid event for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Sections K and X, "Big Issues for Science Policy in a Challenging World," on October 3, 2023. The event was hosted by AERA in the AERA Convening Center. It was co-moderated by AERA Past President Barbara Schneider (immediate past chair, Section K; Michigan State University) and Adriana Bankston (Membership Engagement Chair, Section X; Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists).

 
 
Advocacy Center
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Check out AERA's action alerts, advocacy toolkit, and background information on policy issues and federal agencies. Learn more


 
 
When Researchers Have Access to Data, Students Succeed
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View full infographic on how data access helps students and schools succeed.