Policy & Advocacy
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

AERA and ASA Jointly Raise Concerns about NCES
In a March 23 letter led by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and Ron Wasserstein, executive director of the ASA, House and Senate appropriators were urged to rebuild internal staff capacity at NCES, boost agency funding, and ensure that efforts that could erode the independence of NCES were scrutinized carefully. Read more

AERA Provides Appropriations Testimony with Emphasis on EHR and IES
On March 13, AERA submitted testimony to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee with requests for at least $9 billion for the National Science Foundation and $1.68 billion for the Census Bureau. Read more

AERA Submits Comments on OSTP Draft Desirable Characteristics of Data Repositories
On March 17, AERA provided comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Open Science on a set of draft desirable characteristics of repositories for managing and storing data from federally funded research. Read more
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