Commonwealth EducationalPolicy Institute

A division of the L. Douglas Wilder School of government and Public affairs

A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Public Policy


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, CEPI conducts the Commonwealth Education Poll and provides weekly updates from the General Assembly session about education-related issues. For more details or a quote, contact us at (804) 827-3290 or

CEPI always provides outstanding analysis of policy issues.

— Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder

Contract services

  • Policy analyses for school systems or elected officials – A team of policy experts can review existing or pending policies and evaluate future impact to better inform planning by local school systems.
  • Research – The institute works with higher education, PK-12 organizations, state agencies and nonprofits to conduct research related to educational policy topics.  

Ongoing services

These resources are provided as a free public service:

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