Paul DiPerna

Paul DiPerna is the vice president of research and innovation for EdChoice. The organization has published more than 110 reports, papers and briefs during his time leading the research program. Paul is project leader for the EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker. He is a member of AAPOR, MAPOR and AEFP.

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways December 2020

This week, we’ve posted reports and our findings based on our most recent tracking poll results. You can browse our national and state dashboards—detailing what we learned about public opinion at the end of 2020—at the EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker. Each quarter, Morning Consult conducts two surveys on our behalf. The first is our tracking […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways October 2020

This week, we’ve posted reports based on our most recent survey results that are now posted on EdChoice’s Public Opinion Tracker. Below are key findings from our most recent monthly tracking poll, which is conducted by Morning Consult. Our survey was based on a nationally representative sample of adults 18 years and older (N = […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways September 2020

This week we’ve posted reports and our findings based on our most recent survey results that are now posted on EdChoice’s Public Opinion Tracker. Each quarter Morning Consult conducts two polls on our behalf. The first posed questions to a national sample of K–12 teachers (N = 1,000, in the field September 3–13). A second […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways August 2020

In this post we share findings based on our most recent Public Opinion Tracker survey wave (in the field August 12–17). Our monthly tracking poll results are based on a nationally representative sample of adults 18 years and older (N = 2,200), as well as a subsample of parents of school-age children (N = 548). […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways July 2020

The days are counting down until America’s schoolchildren head back to class. What those classes might look like, who will be teaching them and where they will take place are all still up in the air. Public opinion, and particularly the views of parents and teachers, loom large in school reopening discussions. To try to […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways June 2020

What will “back-to-school” look like this fall? That question currently is dominating headlines in education news outlets as well as throughout the much broader media landscape. You can check out recent pieces at The New York Times, The Atlantic, Science, USA Today, POLITICO, and Bloomberg—and those have published just this past week! The summer months […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways May 2020

A lot of major public developments are unfolding right now. We are truly living in historic times.  Schooling questions and issues may not be top of mind for many of you, but if they are, we have new monthly tracking polling results and downloadable files on our Public Opinion Tracker. In this blog post, I […]

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways April 2020

We released a lot of data when we launched the EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker yesterday. And we mean a lot. In this blog post, I share eight key takeaways based on our January-to-April polling waves. We will update this tracker with new results by the first Tuesday each month. Subscribe to our email list or […]

What You Need to Know About the EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker

Today, we launch EdChoice’s Public Opinion Tracker, a monthly survey of public opinion about K–12 education in America, conducted by national polling and data intelligence firm Morning Consult. Starting this past January, we began conducting monthly polls of the general public and parents. We are also surveying teachers on a quarterly basis. We are fielding […]

SURVEY: Private School Response to COVID-19

America’s K–12 schools have undergone a massive shift over the past two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools, teachers and students are doing many things today that they were not doing—or even planning for—on March 1. So far, a lot has been written, webinar-ed  and Zoomed during this time. To keep up with the […]