Our mission is to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement.
Strategic Data Project – The Fellowship
**Applications for Cohort 5 of the SDP Fellowship are now closed.**
THE RIGHT PEOPLE: SDP FELLOWS
Everyday education leaders—teachers, administrators, principals, superintendents, and policy officials—make important decisions that effect the lives of students. The Strategic Data Project (SDP) partners with school districts, charter school networks, and state education agencies to bring high quality research methods and data analysis to bear on strategic management and policy decisions that effect K-12 education in America. A key element of this partnership is the SDP Fellowship, a two-year opportunity for talented, analytic leaders.
The SDP Fellowship places talented analysts in partner agencies where Fellows work to influence policy decisions that impact student outcomes. SDP Fellows are entrepreneurial change agents who are tenaciously dedicated to transforming how key policy and management decisions are made in public education. Fellows help partner agencies break through strategic issues that benefit from robust analysis. They also provide needed analytic talent and support to other projects in the agency. Upon acceptance to the program, Fellows are immediately placed in full-time analytic leadership roles reporting to a cabinet-level position (e.g. Chief of Data and Accountability, Chief Academic Officer or other top executives) within the agency. As a group, SDP Fellows will form a network of analytic leaders committed to impacting education reform through research and data.Learn about the work currently being led by SDP Fellows across the country.
Benefits of the Fellowship include:
- Opportunity for Impact and Leadership
The opportunity to take a leadership role on analytic, policy-oriented projects that impact decisions about students, teachers, school districts, and education organizations.
- Ongoing Professional Development and Support
Eight professional development workshops over two years to strengthen skills in three primary areas: measurement and analysis; leadership and change management; and education policy. Access to Harvard based faculty and researchers throughout the program.
- Access to a National SDP Network
Access to a new national network of analytic leaders and policymakers making an impact in education reform through research and data.
- Compensation and Benefits Package
$80,000-$90,000 annual salary plus benefits; $2,000 individual professional development account.