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SDP Convening 2017 has ended

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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David Blazar

Center for Education Policy Research
Postdoctoral Fellow
David Blazar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received his doctorate from Harvard in 2016 in quantitative policy analysis in education, with a disciplinary focus in economics. His research and teaching interests include education policy analysis and applied quantitative research to support causal inferences, focusing in particular on organizational change in K-12 public schools and policies to support both teacher and teaching quality. His work in this area has been published in American Educational Research Journal, Economics of Education Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, and other journals. He received the Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association for Education Finance and Policy. He also was named an emerging education policy scholar by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Previously, he taught high-school English Language Arts in New York City. He holds an Ed.M. in policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in history and literature from Harvard College.