Established in 1991, the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium (MERC) is a long-standing partnership between seven Richmond-area school divisions and the VCU School of Education. MERC plans, conducts, and disseminates community-engaged action and applied research.  The empirical investigations, reviews of literature, and other MERC products, focus on contemporary educational issues and problems so that findings, in the form of reports, presentations, and seminars, will improve school administration, teaching, and student learning and motivation, and contribute to professional knowledge.

MERC is governed by a Policy and Planning Council that includes school leaders from the seven MERC school divisions and VCU.

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