LEARN Supports Key Education Research Funding

LEARN wrote the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees overseeing funding for the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In these letters, LEARN advocated for increases in fiscal year 2020 funding for these key institutes, centers and foundations which support critical education research aimed at advancing scientific understanding of learning and development.

Specific funding requests in the letters include:

For IES, Research and Dissemination, $210 million
For NCSER, $61 million
For NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate, $1.010 billion
For NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, $306 million
For NICHD, $1.606 billion
For NIHM, $1.994 billion.

The letter regarding IES, NCSER, NICHD and NIMH funding can be accessed here: FY 20 LEARN Appropriations Letter 4.09.19. The letter pertaining to NSF funding can be accessed here: FY 20 LEARN CJS House Appropriations Letter 4.04.19_

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

This week, The LEARN Coalition (LEARN) submitted written comments to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS-ED) on Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding.

LEARN urged the subcommittee to make significant investments in key education research programs as part of the FY 2020 appropriations process. Specifically LEARN requested $670 million for IES. Within IES, LEARN recommended $210 million for the Research, Development and Dissemination (R, D and D) line item and $61 million for the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). At the National Institutes of Health, LEARN urged the Subcommittee to provide $1.606 billion and $1.994 billion for NICHD and NIMH respectively.

The written testimony to the Subcommittee can be found here – FY 2020 LEARN LHHS Appropriations Testimony 4.08.19