PSBA’s Education Research & Policy Center was created with the primary goal of identifying existing and emerging critical issues with potential to impact public education and public school governance. In support of this goal, the Center develops a variety of resources intended to improve understanding across constituent groups while encouraging advocates for public education in their efforts in the direction of solutions to contemporary issues.

Education Research and Policy Center staff conduct independent research while additionally seeking out collaborative academic partnerships that ensure quality of outputs including reports, formal white papers, and district-focused resources for use by school governance officials and other school leaders. Created specifically as an independent entity of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, The Center is able to provide unbiased perspective on research topics for the purpose of supporting best practices in public education while finding alternatives that promote success in all of Pennsylvania’s public schools.

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