2020

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....

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The Needs of Students and Educators Should Guide Our Use of New Classroom Technologies

September 4, 2020
Since the start of the pandemic it’s become common to suggest that education will have to adapt to a “new normal,” with increased use of online platforms. But private tech firms risk having an oversized say in what the “new normal” is — ignoring the needs expressed by teachers and learners themselves.... Read more about The Needs of Students and Educators Should Guide Our Use of New Classroom Technologies

Rural school districts can be creative in solving the internet connectivity gap—but they need support

August 10, 2020

While COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 challenged every school district, students in rural districts faced especially significant barriers. In particular, lack of consistent internet limited their access to online instruction.

These gaps in access to the internet and instruction were evident in our research. However, we also found that rural districts devised innovative strategies to help put materials and instruction in the hands of students.

The start of the next school year is approaching quickly, and many districts plan to start remotely. Ensuring...

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Harvard’s Partnering in Education Research Program Awarded Funding to Continue Training Future Education Scholars

August 5, 2020

Cambridge, MA (August 5, 2020) The Partnering in Education Research (PIER) Fellowship, an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University, has received $4.5 million in funding from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to transform the way the next generation of education researchers are trained.

Launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the PIER Fellowship gives Harvard graduate students opportunities to work with...

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