This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Alison Guerriero

Harvard CEPR
Associate Director, SDP Outreach and Partnerships
Greater Boston Area
The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University (CEPR) houses the Strategic Data Project (SDP), founded in 2008 to find, place, and develop talented data leaders for education agencies to uncover trends, measure solutions, and effectively communicate evidence to education stakeholders. SDP places Data Fellows within its partner agencies and allows agencies to enroll existing employees as Agency Fellows. Our premise is that bolstering data analytic capacity would significantly improve decision-making and, thus, outcomes for children. Our network of system leaders, fellows, and faculty regularly come together to share how to best use data to make a difference in education. With the support of practitioners, researchers, and faculty, SDP trains its fellows to build a culture of data use and lead with evidence. To date, SDP has worked with over 300 fellows across more than 125 education systems and organizations.