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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.

General Assembly Updates

Read weekly summaries about education-related bills during each year’s legislative session.

CEPI polls

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

This release is a K-12 funding-focused portion of the 2015 Commonwealth Education Poll, a new statewide survey of adults conducted by CEPI. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 4.1 percentage points. Results of the poll pertaining to other K-12 education issues will be released January 29 (SOL reform, School Accountability and Virtual Education). Results related to higher education were released January 15th. In addition to funding questions, the second release also contains results for questions regarding bullying, school safety and pre-Labor Day school opening. 

CEPI in the news

It is with sadness that we share of the sudden passing of our Executive Director, Dr. Bill Bosher.  He had a great impact on education in the commonwealth through his many years of service, but also through the hundreds of students and colleagues that he mentored.  He is greatly missed.


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