Policy & Advocacy
Policy & Advocacy

Latest Statements and Letters

 AERA signed a multisociety letter urging the White House to rescind the OMB Sept. 4 memo and Sept. 22 Executive Order that eliminate federal employee training programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
October 7, 2020


AERA joins with more than 70 scientific organizations to support Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson's (D-TX) call for the National Academies to assess the influence of systemic racism in academia and identify strategies for change.
September 1, 2020

AERA submitted comments to the Department of Education on the proposed revisions and schedule adjustment for the 2020-21 Civil Rights Data Collection. 
August 6, 2020

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Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy News

AERA Joins Letter Supporting Call for NASEM Study on Systemic Racism in Academia
AERA Highlights, September 2020

Congress Examines Funding Needs for Research Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic
AERA Highlights, September 2020


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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

AERA President Testifies Before Congress

AERA President Shaun Harper testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce investment on the racial equity implications of reopening college and university campuses in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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