The Center For School Study Councils

From its inception in 1943, the Center for School Study Councils (CSSC) has worked to improve the quality of education in school districts across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. CSSC serves as a catalyst for school district superintendents to take a pro-active leadership role and facilitates their professional development

To realize our missionmembers identify key issues which affect public education across districts and participate in a unified series of monthly professional development workshops to address those issues. Those workshops provide a setting for intellectual stimulation, skill development and professional problem solving all focused on the superintendents' leadership roles. Members also engage in a variety of activities to learn more about those issues and enhance leadership in their schools, districts and communities. Affiliation with Penn GSE includes a variety of benefits, connecting participating superintendents and their districts to faculty and other resources at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Center also works with affiliated districts and other organizations to design and implement initiatives to address educational and community challenges.

The Center for School Study Councils is part of CATALYST @ Penn GSE, GSE’s new innovation center connecting people and ideas across diverse constituencies to develop innovative ways to address persistent and emerging problems in education.


For more information, contact: 
Dr. Harris Sokoloff, Executive Director
Center for School Study Councils
University of Pennsylvania