Policy & Advocacy
Policy & Advocacy

Latest Statements and Letters

AERA urges rescission of proposed rule that would impose time limits on international student visas in comments submitted to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.
October 26, 2020


AERA, AAAS, and expert scientists urge the Office of Management and Budget to require amendment of the National Science Foundation’s proposed information collection request related to the 2021 National Survey of College Graduates to allow for inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity demographic questions.
October 25, 2020

AERA signed onto a letter with other partners of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative to the U.S. Department of Education, responding to the Federal Student Aid 2020-24 draft strategic plan. 
October 23, 2020 

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Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy News

2020 Election Brings Change to White House and Congress; AERA Past President Linda Darling-Hammond to Lead Education Transition Team
AERA Highlights, November 2020​

Senate Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2021 Bills
AERA Highlights, November 2020​


NSF EHR Advisory Committee Considers Racial Equity in STEM Education, Future of NSF at Fall Meeting
AERA Highlights, November 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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