The Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute, a program of the Office for Public Policy Outreach in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, provides non-partisan policy analysis to the public and education policymakers. In addition to contracted research projects, CEPI conducts the Commonwealth Education Poll and provides weekly updates from the General Assembly session about education-related issues as a public service.
Read weekly summaries about education-related bills during each year’s legislative session.
Our annual survey gauges public support for currents issues affecting education.
- 2017 Summer Commonwealth Education Poll (now part of the Wilder School Public Policy Poll - includes info on K12 and Campus Safety and workforce development)
Topics covered in the K12 and Campus Safety release include opinion on school and campus safety, ways of measuring school success and whether protection from discrimination or unlimited freedom of expression should be emphasized by university administrators. Topics covered in the Economic Development release include opinion on higher education performance.
The 2016-17 Commonwealth Education Poll is a statewide survey of adult public opinion in Virginia on a range of education policy questions. This poll is conducted by VCU’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute (CEPI), a program of the Office for Public Policy Outreach in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
Latest Compass Point (our weekly newsletter)
- Editorial: Too many Virginians want a safe space for censorshipThe Richmond Times-Dispatch(September 7, 2017)
- VCU Poll Looks at Discrimination and Free Speech on Campus(Community Idea Stations - August 29, 2017)
- VCU poll: Half of Virginians support campus anti-discrimination policies over unlimited free speech(Augusta Free Press - August 29, 2017)
- VCU poll: 80 percent of Virginians support financial incentives to spur economic development(Augusta Free Press - August 22, 2017)
- Lawsuit Filed After Police Search Hundreds Of High School Students(GPB News|NPR - June 27, 2017)
- How Far Can They Go?’ Police Search of Hundreds of Students Stokes Lawsuit and Constitutional Questions(The New York Times - June 13, 2017)