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Communities around the world are embracing the philosophy of "open" to crowdsource knowledge and resources to fuel solutions to intractable problems. The 2017 SDP Convening will be about sharing data tools, research, ideas, and insights in order to make our own collective work better for kids. Join us from May 17 - 19, 2017 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210).

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Friday, May 19 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
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Over the past decade, the amount of data available to school systems has grown tremendously. In addition, the methods and techniques available at the frontiers of research on education policy have been steadily expanding. Unfortunately, data analysts in different school systems are often concerned with similar questions, yet only rarely can they benefit from analyses or tools that others have developed. The same analyses to answer the same question may be developed tens or even hundreds of times across agencies. Currently, there is no easy way for analysts in one agency to leverage analysts’ in other agencies skills and knowledge. OpenSDP is an initiative developed by the Strategic Data Project to address this challenge and build a community of analysts accessing and sharing code to answer mission critical questions about education. Join us in learning more about the pilot tool and thinking about how you can be a contributor and user.

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avatar for Lauren Dahlin

Lauren Dahlin

Sr. Research Analyst, Center for Education Policy Research
Lauren Dahlin is a senior research analyst at CEPR. Prior to joining CEPR, Lauren was a research associate at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, where she worked on quantitative studies of welfare programs and the elderly poor. She also worked on quantitative projects... Read More →
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Miriam Greenberg

Director, Strategic Data Project, Center for Education Policy Reseach
Miriam is the Director of Education and Communications overseeing CEPR’s professional development and training programs and working to help education organizations build and sustain data-driven leadership and research capacity. She provides direction and support for the Strategic... Read More →
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Jared Knowles

President, Civilytics Consulting LLC
Jared Knowles is currently the president of Civilytics Consulting, LLC. He founded Civilytics Consulting to pursue his passion of providing high quality public performance metrics for government services that are comparable nationwide. He also provides an array of consulting services... Read More →
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Meg Nipson

Research Manager, Center for Education Policy Research
Meg Nipson is a research manager at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, where she works with school systems and state education departments to help them answer policy-relevant questions using their own data. She currently works on CEPR’s multi-state textbook... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Pacific A-E Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel