The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is looking for education professionals with the analytic expertise and organizational skills to inform policy and grow our collective knowledge about strategic analytics. SDP Fellows come from diverse professional backgrounds (e.g., public policy, business, education), but share an interest in using analytics to effect change in educational organizations and make a difference in the lives of students across the country.
The program features two kinds of fellows—data fellows and agency fellows.
- Data fellows are recruited by SDP via a nationwide search and matched to an SDP partner organization. They bring impressive credentials in statistics, data management, and research methods. SDP partner organizations vary each year in terms of location, but include school districts, state departments of education, charter management organizations, and other types of education organizations.
- Agency fellows are current employees who have been identified as analytic leaders in their organization. They are the rising stars of their organization who, with additional training and attention, will take on executive-level roles. Agency fellows apply alongside their existing organization, with support of their current supervisor.
Both types of fellows receive professional development designed to boost skills and knowledge in measurement and analysis, leadership and change management, and cutting-edge education policy. Read more about the program.