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Allegheny County Education Research (ACER) Project

Began in January 1, 2020

RFA’s Allegheny County Education Research (ACER) project is designed to inform education policy discussions in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County through rigorous, objective policy briefs and research-based commentaries.

The goal is to provide accessible and actionable research that helps local education policymakers, practitioners, families and the community at large better understand what is and is not working for youth and to ultimately contribute to system-wide improvements. To get on our contact list or to provide input and feedback about ACER, contact Policy Research Fellow Mary Eddins at or 412-223-3322.

ACER is made possible through generous support of The Heinz Endowments, as is the Pennsylvania Clearinghouse for Education Research project (PACER), RFA’s statewide education policy research project.

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