The Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute provides research, analysis and training for policymakers, school systems and the larger education community.

A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Public Policy

Our services

The Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University contracts with school divisions and policy agencies to provide a wide range of policy development and administrative services, including policy audits and staff policy training.

CEPI polls

Our annual survey gauges public support for currents issues affecting education.

The 2016-17 Commonwealth Education Poll is a current statewide survey of adult public opinion in Virginia on a range of education policy questions. This poll is conducted annually by VCU’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute (CEPI), which is part of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

The 2016 CEPI Back-To-School Facts and Figures publication compiles data and graphics relevant to the start of a another school year.

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