Press Releases

Upcoming Event Focuses on College Going in Kentucky

August 17, 2015

(Frankfort, KY) – On Monday, August 17, the Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Strategic Data Project (an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University), 55,000 Degrees, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and Jefferson Co. Schools will hold a news briefing and discussion on college going in Kentucky.… Read more about Upcoming Event Focuses on College Going in Kentucky

CU-Boulder, Harvard, and Northwestern Launch Center to Study How Educational Leaders Use Research

June 25, 2014

The Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $5 million to the University of Colorado Boulder, the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, and Northwestern University to create a new center that will study how educational leaders—including school district supervisors and principals—use research when making decisions and what can be done to make research findings more useful and relevant for those leaders.

“We know very little about how people in district offices and schools actually use evidence from research studies… Read more about CU-Boulder, Harvard, and Northwestern Launch Center to Study How Educational Leaders Use Research

Delaware Takes the Lead in Tackling College Readiness and Retention

July 17, 2013

Delaware took a major step today toward improving low college graduation rates that are holding back the capabilities of our workforce nationwide. Governor Jack Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy joined researchers from the Strategic Data Project (SDP), a program of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, to release findings on Delaware students’ college readiness, enrollment, and retention, presenting one of the first thorough analyses done for any state by SDP. The project continues the data-driven approach to student achievement that helped Delaware… Read more about Delaware Takes the Lead in Tackling College Readiness and Retention

SDP Announces New Executive Director

July 8, 2013

Nicholas Morgan will be the new executive director of the Strategic Data Project (SDP) beginning August 1. He will bring a decade’s experience working in the education sector to strengthen management practices.

Nick was most recently a managing director with the District Management Council (DMC), a network of leading school districts nationwide. Nick joined DMC at the firm’s inception in 2004, and led a broad range of research and consulting services to help improve the management of the nation’s public school systems. He worked with districts around the country on strategic… Read more about SDP Announces New Executive Director