The Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) is a partnership of the Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), with any college or university in Maryland interested in partnering with Baltimore City Schools, and other civic and community partners. BERC’s mission is to conduct and disseminate long- and short-term strategic data analysis and research that informs decisions about policy and practice to improve the educational and life outcomes of children in Baltimore. BERC assembles a diverse coalition of partners to formulate questions worth asking, contribute to conversations worth having, and highlight policy implications worthy of action.