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Harvard’s Strategic Data Project Announces Inaugural Fellowship Addressing Postsecondary Career and Technical Education

December 7, 2020

Cambridge, MA (December 7, 2020)—The Strategic Data Project for Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (SDP-CTE), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University, launches its first cohort of SDP-ECMCF fellows today. Over the next year, these talented data analysts will address pressing challenges related to student success for their organizations and add to the body of rigorous research on CTE in the higher education sector.... Read more about Harvard’s Strategic Data Project Announces Inaugural Fellowship Addressing Postsecondary Career and Technical Education

Strategic Data Project Launches 2020-2022 Cohort of Fellows for Educational Improvement 

October 13, 2020

Data and evidence leaders work together to close gaps for students and educators. 

Cambridge, Mass. (October 13, 2020)—The Strategic Data Project (SDP), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University, launched its twelfth cohort of SDP fellows, exemplary research and data leaders helping to transform education through the power of evidence. Through a...

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Harvard’s Strategic Data Project to explore higher education network

July 31, 2019

With proven impact in K-12 policy and practice, SDP awarded planning grant to support college degree completion and more

Cambridge, MA (July 31, 2019)—The Strategic Data Project (SDP), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University, has been awarded a planning grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education to explore the need for data capacity and analytic support across...

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SDP Fellow in the News: How Data Helped Head Start Centers Tackle a 'No Show' Problem

June 19, 2018

 

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June 19, 2018

What do you do when you build a preschool class—but many of the children never show up?

That's what happened at the Head Start program overseen by the Community Action Project of Tulsa in Oklahoma, or CAP Tulsa for short. In September 2016, 135 preschoolers—fully 20 percent of the program's Head Start population—never appeared at the start of the school year, even though their parents had enrolled them.

CAP Tulsa, as it has often done in the past, turned to data both to figure out the problem and devise a solution. And in doing so, it provided an example of how all of Head Start's 1,600 grantees are now expected to infuse data into their decisionmaking and continuous-improvement processes.

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Data Viz News

Making Big Data Useful Rather Than Scary for Teachers

November 1, 2017

Former Cohort 7 Fellow and current SDP Supervisor, Michael LaMont, helps Atlanta Public School teachers obtain and use data to better understand and leverage their students. He has helped introduce new teacher dashboards which offers information for teachers at the classroom level.

ATLANTA — School had already let out for the day, but the teachers at Hollis Innovation Academy in northwest Atlanta were gathered around tables in the library, laptops open, strategizing. Their screens showed how their current students had performed on last year’s...

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