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What is MERC?

Established in 1991 as a partnership between Richmond-area school divisions and Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education, the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium leads research that addresses enduring and emerging issues in PK12 education with the goal of informing policy, building the professional knowledge and skills of key stakeholders, contributing to the body of scholarly knowledge, and ultimately impacting outcomes relevant to students, schools, and communities.

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Click above to read and download the 2020 Annual Report of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.



Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Education

MERC, Oliver Hall, 4th Floor
1015 W. Main St, Box 842020
Richmond, VA 23284-2020

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