The Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP) brings the results of research into the everyday world of educators, governmental leaders, and policymakers. Established in 1960, CSEP conducts applied research and performs public service related to current and emerging policy issues affecting early childhood, K-12, and higher education. Important to the mission of CSEP is the intersection of research and practice as represented by publications and service to education institutions, professional organizations, districts, and government. In 2012, CSEP merged with the National Board Resource Center, enhancing the Center's focus on teaching and learning.
Since 1960, the Grapevine, affiliated with CSEP, has published annual compilations of data on state tax support for higher education, including general fund appropriations for universities, colleges, community colleges, and state higher education agencies.