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Policy & Advocacy

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AERA submitted comments to inform the forthcoming National Science Foundation 2022-26 strategic plan. 
February 10, 2021


AERA provided comments to the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence-Building with recommendations to support the use of statistical and administrative data for evidence-based policymaking.
February 9, 2021

AERA, ASA, and the Data Foundation led 55 organizations on a letter urging Congress to support $5 million in emergency funding, $5 million in FY 2022 appropriations, and additional staff for the National Center for Education Statistics to conduct a school pulse survey.
February 1, 2021

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Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy News

With FY 2022 Appropriations Process about to Get Underway, AERA Urges Boosts to Research Funding
AERA Highlights, March 2021​

American Rescue Plan Act Includes Emergency Funding to IES and NSF for COVID-19 Response
AERA Highlights, March 2021​


House Science Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan NSF Reauthorization Bill
AERA Highlights, March 2021​

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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 Executive Director Testifies Before Congress about the Impact of COVID-19 on Early Career Scholars and Doctoral Students

AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology at a hearing titled “Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID Impacts and Recovery” on Thursday, February 25. Read Levine's written testimony

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

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