Conferences

CEPR Conferences

2015

2015 May 18

Beyond the Numbers Convening 2015

May 18 (All day) to May 20 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA

The Beyond the Numbers Convening, hosted by the Strategic Data Project (SDP),  brings together SDP Fellows, partners, practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field of education to discuss the role that data, analytics, and leadership play in our continued effort to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement. 

2014

2014 Apr 22

Beyond the Numbers Convening 2014

Apr 22 (All day) to Apr 24 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA

The fourth annual Beyond the Numbers Convening, hosted by the Strategic Data Project (SDP) and National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE), will take place in Boston, MA on May 22-24, 2014. The event will bring together representatives from 23 states and Washington D.C. to share lessons learned and best practices connected to human capital and postsecondary success work.

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2014 Apr 10

Finding What Works in Blended Learning

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sponsored by the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Spencer Foundation, the Center for Education Policy Research is hosting a two-day “Finding What Works” conference focused on K–12 blended learning. Our goal is to identify critical questions facing those delivering blended learning to students, and to dramatically accelerate research on these questions.

The format for the conference is novel. Working teams of school and system leaders, software providers, researchers, and funders will roll up their sleeves to flesh out the key questions challenging

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2013

2013 May 15

Beyond the Numbers Convening 2013

May 15 (All day) to May 17 (All day)

The third annual SDP Beyond the Numbers Convening, From Classroom to Boardroom: Analytics for Strategy and Performance, was held in Boston, MA on May 15–17, 2013. Participants included SDP Fellows (current and alumni); SDP Fellows’ Supervisors; members of ActivateED, a collaborative effort with Education Pioneers and the Broad Center; SDP Faculty Advisors; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation representatives; Center for Education Policy Research staff; and key leaders in K–12 education. Read more about Beyond the Numbers Convening 2013

2012

2012 Sep 13

CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane on Panel at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference

(All day)

Location: 

New York, NY

The New York Times hosted the second annual Schools for Tomorrow Conference with a focus on "Building a Better Teacher." Four hundred educators, government officials, pilanthropists, and investors participated in workshops and debates to explore ways government, the private sector, and parents can create and support the best teachers possible. CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane discussed  teacher evaluation and measurement along with fellow panelists 

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2012 Aug 06

Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Aug 06 (All day) to Aug 08 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education | Cambridge, MA

The Strategic Data Project (SDP) hosted its first Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics in August 2012. The institute is designed to be for for any education analyst, not already part of the SDP program, interested in analyzing student achievement data to understand students’ progress through high school and into college.  Participants need not be an expert in statistical programming, though a basic understanding is recommended (e.g., Stata, SAS, R, SPSS).  The institute sought out analysts passionate about changing the culture of data use in education who are ready to take their statistical skills to the next level! Read more about Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics

2012 Apr 23

Beyond the Numbers: The Power of Analytic Leaders

(All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA

Two hundred education leaders from across the country gathered in Boston, MA to attend the 2nd annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) Spring Convening, Beyond the Numbers: The Power of Analytic Leaders. Participants engaged in discussions about improving the use of data and analysis in their respective partner agencies, and partook in a rich set of sessions focused on college-going success and the human capital pipeline. Speakers included Amy Briggs, Chief Operating Officer at Student Achievement Partners; John Friedman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kenned School; and

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2011

2011 Feb 07

Examining Student Achievement in Massachusetts’ Charter Schools

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Askwith Hall, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education

On February 7 at 7:00 P.M., Moderator Edward Gleaser hosted an evening of discussion around the CEPR’s new study Student Achievement in Massachusetts’ Charter Schools in Askwith Hall.  Speakers will include Joshua Angrist, co-author and Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, Mitchell Chester, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Jon Fullerton, Executive Director of the Center for Education Policy Research.  Panelists consist of Andrea DeAngelo, Founding High School Principal from KIPP Academy Lynn; Alan Ingram,

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CEPR Presentations at National Conferences

2017

2016

2016 Apr 09

AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Sun - Wed, Apr 9 to Apr 12, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location: 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of system improvement, student achievement gaps, and education policy at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2016. CEPR will also be hosting Booth 107 in the Exhibit Hall, where participants will learn about our projects, and how to become a Strategic Data Project (SDP) partner or fellow.
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2016 Mar 17

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at AEFP Annual Conference 2016

Mar 17 (All day) to Mar 19 (All day)

Location: 

Denver, CO

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of teacher evaluations, barriers to college enrollment, and education policy at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference 2016.
View the CEPR-Affiliated Schedule: bitly.com/cepr-aefp16

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2016 Mar 02

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at SREE Spring Conference 2016

Mar 02 (All day) to Mar 05 (All day)

Location: 

Washington, DC

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of educator effectiveness, postsecondary access and success, and measurement tools at the upcoming Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference. Stay engaged via @HarvardCEPR and #SREE16.
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2015

2015 Mar 12

SDP-Affiliated Session at SXSWedu 2015

(All day)

In the session Turning Public Data into Public Knowledge, panelists will share how they are using new approaches to making education performance and finance data accessible, engaging, and understandable to put their cities at the forefront of turning public data into public knowledge for driving informed policy decisions. Panel members include SDP Fellow Jason Rose, Director of Data & Research at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, SDP Fellows Manager Selena Tan, Natalie Brathwaite, Director of Programs & Community Engagement, and Robb Steller, Data Manager of Achieve Hartford.

2015 Mar 10

CEPR Session at SXSWedu 2015

(All day)

Location: 

Austin, TX
In Video Technology: The End of Privatized Instruction, a panel will ask "Can video help connect teachers across classrooms and schools? Can teacher-to-teacher sharing create a network of peer support, help teacheaters maximize reflection time, and improve their practice?" Panel membes include Best Foot Forward Project Director Miriam Greenberg, Harvard University Doctoral Candidate David Quinn, Jason Lange, CEO & Co-Founder of Bloom Board, and Tamika Guishard, Filming Specialist at District of Columbia Public Schools.
Video Technology: The End of Privatized Instruction

2014

2014 Mar 03

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at SXSWedu 2014

Mar 03 (All day) to Mar 06 (All day)

Location: 

Austin, TX

Two of CEPR's programs, the Best Foot Forward Project (BFF) and the Strategic Data Project (SDP), presented at SXSWedu 2014. In Opening Doors to Advance Analytics for Your Agency, a panel demonstrated how SDP is changing how education agencies think about, use, and present data to inform policy decisions and communicate with stakeholders. Panel members included SDP Executive Director Nick Morgan, Superintendent Renee Foose of the Howard County Public School System (SDP Partner), SDP Fellow Atnreakn Alleyne of the Delaware Department of Education, and Senior Education

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2014 Oct 23

Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems: Examining Problems of Practice

(All day)

Location: 

EDC Headquarters, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA

Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative Conference

Co-hosted by the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands and the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE), based at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, this daylong event will examine the successes and challenges related to the implementation of teacher evaluation systems. NCTE Principal Investigator Tom Kane will present research on factors related to educator evaluation systems, including capacity, measurement, impacts on practice, and school climate and culture. Through structured Q&A and breakout sessions, the event is designed to build meaningful connections between educators and researchers around the use of research to inform decisionmaking about teacher evaluation systems.

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2014 Sep 18

The 2014 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series

(All day)

Location: 

Portsmouth, NH

CEPR researcher Beth Morton will be a presenter for the "Creating the Infrastructure to Support Assessment Use" session at The 2014 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series (RILS). This RILS we will focus on bringing K-12 educational assessment initiatives together. How can districts and schools coordinate the implementation of so many new efforts simultaneously? How can these seemingly independent projects become a cohesive, balanced assessment effort within a district and school providing data to support instruction, program evaluation, and accountability? What will be needed to transform the vast amount of raw data that will be generated into actionable information? Will it be feasible for these locally-based assessment initiatives to produce results that can be used for student, teacher, and school accountability; and is that a desirable goal?

2013

2013 Jan 30

Thomas Kane "Measures of Effective Teaching" lecture at Clark University

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Clark University

On Wednesday, January 30, CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane spoke at Clark University for the annual Dr. Lee Gurel '48 Lecture. His lecture, "Measures of Effective Teaching," focused on the questions: How do we tell who the great teachers are and how can we produce more of them and more effective teaching? Watch the video recording via the website below. 

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2013 Mar 12

Reinventing Teacher Evaluation: Bureaucratic Intrusion or Vital Educational Infrastructure?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Penn Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

CEPR Faculty Director Tom Kane will speak at the Penn Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) at the University of Pennseylvania as part of the lecture series held for the Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Methods for Fied-Based Research in Education, sponosred by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). He will discuss finidings from the MET project and the importance of providing regular, reliable feedback to teachers.  

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2013 Apr 27

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at AERA 2013

Apr 27 (All day) to May 01 (All day)

Location: 

San Francisco, CA

CEPR affiliates are to present at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2013 from April 27–May 1 in San Francisco, CA. The theme of the event this year is “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.” CEPR presenters include researchers; steering committee members; and SDP Fellows, Alumni, and Faculty Advisors. The sessions will be an opportunity to learn more about some CEPR research, as well as research done outside of the center by its affiliates. View the list below to see the sessions that include the CEPR network.

2013 Oct 23

CEPR Represented at the College Board Forum 2013

Oct 23 (All day) to Oct 25 (All day)

Location: 

New York, NY

CEPR-affiliated researchers Lindsay Page and Benjamin Castleman presented their research about the summer melt phenomenon in the session, "College-Intending Students and the Risk of 'Summer Melt," at The College Board Forum 2013. Participants evaluated rigorous evidence regarding successful intervention programs to recognize, meature, track, prevent, and solve the phenomenon. Strategic Data Project Fellow Christopher Leake was also featured in The College Board Reflections video, in which he also references Page and Castleman's summer melt research. 

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2012

2012 Sep 13

CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane on Panel at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference

(All day)

Location: 

New York, NY

The New York Times hosted the second annual Schools for Tomorrow Conference with a focus on "Building a Better Teacher." Four hundred educators, government officials, pilanthropists, and investors participated in workshops and debates to explore ways government, the private sector, and parents can create and support the best teachers possible. CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane discussed  teacher evaluation and measurement along with fellow panelists 

Read more about CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane on Panel at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference