Public Education Reform

The Public Education Reform Research Project (PERRP) is a multi-discipline research project that relies on experts in education, psychology, sociology, public affairs, law and business. These experts have begun their work which will be published in numerous articles, policy statements and papers. The project will examine the multiple facets of academic training of urban youth, target the enduring racial/ethnic gaps in academic performance, consider comprehensively the factors and effects that have led to these gaps and develop recommendations for addressing and closing them.

The research team consists of Dr. Lillian Poats, Dean College of Education; Dr. Jay Aiyer, Dr. Ken Jackson, Dr. Peltier-Glaze, Dr. Reginald Todd, Dr. Carla Brailey, Professors Asmara Tekle and Marcia Johnson, as well as researchers Andret Rayford, Veisha Godfrey-Phelps and Arionne Wells.