Cities, counties, and local school districts are essential to our nation’s prosperity and the well-being of millions of Americans.   Pew conducts original research and analyses to help policymakers understand local policy challenges, from providing healthy school lunches for children to designing retirement programs for public employees.  We are particularly committed to improving the civic life of Philadelphia, our founders’ home town, and to producing timely research on major issues and trends in Philadelphia for the benefit of decision-makers, the news media, and the public.

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