The PIC’s research and evaluation team is responsible for managing internal data systems and for conducting research and evaluation studies that inform PIC policies and programs. PIC research focuses on education and workforce development issues. Studies have examined the college enrollment, persistence, and completion rates of BPS graduating classes, the youth labor market in Boston and Massachusetts, and the size and characteristics of the Opportunity Youth population. The PIC partners with external research organizations, including the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and the UMass Donahue Institute, to undertake research on education policy and labor market topics.
For more information, contact Joseph McLaughlin, Director of Research and Evaluation, at [email protected] or 617-488-1314.