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The Research Bureau

Promoting Informed Debate and Decision-Making through Public Policy Research

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices.

A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.”
Alexis deTocqueville, Democracy in America



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Our Recent Reports

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Apr 11, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December of 2…

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The Massachusetts Foundation Budget
Apr 11, 2016

This primer is drawn from and summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the Foundation Budg…

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Bureau Brief—Talent Retention 2016
Mar 31, 2016

The City of Worcester and the surrounding communities are home to 12 colleges and over 30,000 colleg…

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