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.

The release is a K-12 focused portion of the 2015 Commonwealth Education Poll, a new statewide survey of adults conducted by CEPI. Topics covered include public perspective on increased online learning options for high school students, opinion on impact of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and accountability policies. Previous releases are available on our poll webpage. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 4.1 percentage points.

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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