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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David Hersh

Center for Education Policy Research
Director, Proving Ground
Philadelphia, PA
Dave Hersh is the Director of Proving Ground at the Center for Education Policy Research. Prior to joining Proving Ground, Dave was the Chief of Finance and Analytics for Camden City Schools (CCSD) in New Jersey. He joined CCSD as a Data Fellow with the Strategic Data Project. In his time at CCSD, Dave was responsible for the district’s resource allocation strategy, overseeing long term financial planning, annual budget development and budget management.

Dave has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Rutgers University, and previously practiced law as both a Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency and an Associate in Structured Finance at Linklaters, LLP. He has also taught high school Math and Physics and is on the board of two education non-profit organizations.