Training & Support

We’re supporting education stakeholders with thoughtfully designed trainings, programs, and resources based on the practices that we know, after years of rigorous research with our partners, make an impact.

For Organizations

We offer support to city and county school districts, state education agencies, charter management organizations, and nonprofits looking to expand their institutional capacity in data use and analytics, educational leadership, and evidence-based decision making.

Proving Ground

Proving Ground initiative convenes a network of school districts and states grappling with shared issues of critical importance to provide analytic support and help generating real-time evidence that can inform crucial decision making.

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Strategic Data Project Fellowship

Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellowship finds and trains best-in-class quantitative talent and matches them with education organizations and systems. SDP fellows learn to manage and generate evidence and communicate findings to key decision makers in order to benefit students.

SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Strategic Data Project (SDP) Institute for Leadership in Analytics convenes data leaders for a weeklong course in data-use goal setting and practical insights on key topics in education research. The hands-on learning environment provides meaningful opportunities to connect with data-driven colleagues.

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For Teachers and Coaches

Through the MQI Coaching and Visibly Better projects, we offer teachers and coaches resources, online courses, and live trainings to leverage the best practices we’ve uncovered during our research to support instructional growth and impactful feedback.

MQI Coaching Summer Institute

The MQI Coaching Summer Institute is a four-day workshop for instructional leaders in mathematics to learn to use the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) rubric, a Common Core-aligned framework for analyzing instruction shown to improve teachers’ instructional practice.

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Coaching for Teachers

Our online MQI Coaching for Teachers program virtually connects mathematics teachers with expert coaches for year-long, one-on-one support to improve their classroom practice.

Visibly Better

The Visibly Better initiative provides teachers with step-by-step guides and multimedia resources for incorporating video observation into practice in order to improve instruction through deepened reflection, high-quality feedback, and a positive culture for video.

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For Harvard Graduate Students

Doctoral and master’s students can experience real-world research projects and learn from the top faculty in education through CEPR internships and the Partnering in Education Research (PIER) initiative.


Partnering in Education Research Fellowship

Partnering in Education Research (PIER) Fellowship prepares doctoral students to conduct quantitative education research in partnership with school districts and state education agencies.


Partnering in Education Research Seminar

Partnering in Education Research (PIER) Seminar sponsors top education scholars from across the country to present their latest and most consequential findings at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The seminar series is open to the public and presentations are archived online.

Research Assistant and Internship Opportunities

CEPR routinely offers research assistant and internship opportunities to Harvard graduate students.