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Founded in 1998 by Dr. Bill Bosher, the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute continues his legacy of providing insight to policymakers and the public about the intersection of education policy with other public policy areas.  

A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Public Policy

Our services

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.

CEPI polls

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

The 2017 CEPI High School Graduation press release compiles data and previously released poll results relevant to the workforce readiness of graduates and other topics.

The 2017 CEPI School Budget Facts and Insights publication compiles data and graphics relevant to the budgeting process in localities across the commonwealth.

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.

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Latest Education Data Mapping (see all our projects here)