Launched in August 2014 to research some of the city’s most pressing education issues, PERC is currently a partnership between Research for Action and the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Research and Evaluation.
Drawing on the complementary capacities of each partner, PERC tackles longer-term, sustained areas of investigation that can be leveraged at the right time by the right people for real change in Philadelphia.
WHAT WE DO
Develop and execute a research agenda that is community-informed, equity-focused, and based on a critical analysis of information needs in collaboration with district staff.
HOW WE WORK
Leverage complementary capacities of our partners to conduct meaningful and impactful applied research on pressing issues facing Philadelphia public education.
Generate practical and actionable research that can be used by decision-makers to support students in the School District of Philadelphia.