The Research Bureau’s expertise, objective analysis and credibility help shape the direction of public policy over a wide range of city issues. Over the years, the Research Bureau’s research reports and recommendations have led to sound policies, new laws and important management improvements for Boston.

Featured Research

$559M Infusion for Boston’s Recovery

New Growth is Key to Boston’s Fiscal Health

Potential Fossil Fuels Ban on New Development


School Governance in Boston:  the Appointed School Committee

History of the Boston School Committee Structure

So What Is The Question Any Way? The School Committee Ballot Question

Question 2 – A Choice That Will Impact Boston’s Finances

A Thoughtful Process To Appoint School Committee Members

Why The Change To The Appointed School Committee?

How Can Voters Best Affect Educational Improvement?