The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium

Dates: 2014 -
  • Ruth Curran Neild

The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium—or PERC—was launched in August 2014 as an innovative partnership designed to provide research and analyses on some of the city’s most pressing education issues. This partnership was forged among the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia’s charter school sector, Research for Action (RFA), and the city’s three major research universities (Temple University, Drexel University, and the University of Pennsylvania).

PERC will draw on the rich research expertise in Philadelphia—both within RFA and from Temple, Drexel, and Penn—to conduct research that meets the information needs identified by representatives of Philadelphia’s public schools.

Learn more about PERC and its research at