Dr. Ruth Neild to Join RFA

Research for Action (RFA) is pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Ruth Curran Neild will be joining the organization to serve as Director of its Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC). PERC, an initiative of RFA launched with a grant from the William Penn Foundation in 2014, is an innovative research-practice partnership serving Philadelphia’s public […]

PERC’s Community Conversation on ELLs

On Wednesday, June 22, PERC, along with WHYY and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, hosted a community conversation on educating English Language Learners (ELLs) in Philadelphia. The forum brought together more than 100 teachers, community leaders, members of academia, and members of the nonprofit and philanthropic communities for a spirited discussion about research on the […]

PERC and WHYY to Host Community Forum on ELLs

Schools are working hard to meet the needs of ELLs. Join PERC, WHYY, and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook as we host a community forum about challenges, possibilities, and how you can support the education of these students. Participants and panelists include: Mayor Jim Kenney (invited) City Councilwoman Helen Gym Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, […]

Dr. Rosemary Hughes Appointed Director of PERC

Dr. Rosemary Hughes, an experienced educational researcher with deep roots in Philadelphia public education, has been named Director of the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC). Hughes brings high-level research experience that spans the School District of Philadelphia as well as the city’s charter and non-profit sectors. “Rosemary’s combination of skills and experience is a wonderful […]

RFA Launches New Education Research Consortium

A new consortium—the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium, or PERC—is designed to provide those school leaders with rigorous research and analysis in order to inform those decisions.