Established in 2004, the Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN) is a coalition of leading research colleges of education.
The LEARN Coalition advocates for greater federal investment in multi-disciplinary research to advance the scientific understanding of learning and development. The Coalition seeks to highlight the innovations underway at member institutions, and provide highly credible information to help policymakers understand the important role academic research plays in improving the nation’s education system.
Much of LEARN’s work focuses on the primary federal agencies that support academic research, including the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Mental Health, but the Coalition also works proactively to develop other federal policies or programs that impact the research community.
LEARN members have the opportunity to participate in annual Advocacy Days in Washington, DC, receive regular action alerts and updates regarding important federal activity, and grow their profile as an important voice in the discussion of federal education and research policy.
Interested in learning more about the LEARN Coalition and its mission, including information about how your school or organization can get involved and support this important effort? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.