LEARN Co-Chairs Release Statement on Proposed Cuts to IES In FY17 Spending Bill

Below is a statement from the Co-Chairs of the Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN) Coalition related to the House Appropriations Committee’s consideration of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies funding bill. Established in 2004, LEARN is a coalition of leading research colleges of education. The LEARN Co-Chairs are:

Glenn E. Good, Dean and Professor, College of Education, University of Florida
Donna L. Wiseman, Dean, College of Education, University of Maryland
Hardin Coleman, Dean, School of Education, Boston University

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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the LEARN Coalition
on the House Appropriations Committee consideration of
the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Funding Bill

“As co-chairs of the LEARN Coalition, the leading group of Deans of Education Colleges focused on research, we are gravely concerned about the proposed cuts to the research accounts at the Institute of Education Sciences. These cuts will mean no new research awards will be made, freezing the development of new research on methods to help our nation’s students learn, especially those who are the most disadvantaged. These cuts come immediately on the heels of the bipartisan passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which emphasized the use of evidence-based practices to drive better student achievement and success. As the Senate and House Committees come together in the coming months to negotiate a final 2017 appropriations bill, we urge the restoration of these cuts.”