Classes

S022 - Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Science in Education (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020
This course will focus on applying modern data science and machine learning tools to real-world datasets in education. We first teach tools for exploring new datasets in order to identify new patterns, make predictions from flexible models, and visualize data in ways that communicate complex associations.  We will also expand on the core conceptual building blocks taught in S-40 to provide more flexible approaches to estimation and inference, with a particular focus on the bootstrap.  Throughout, we will learn statistical computing in R, an increasingly important skill in the modern... Read more about S022 - Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Science in Education (Teaching Fellow)

L105 - Evidence-Based Leadership in Education (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Effective leadership in the education sector increasingly requires the ability to draw on multiple sources of evidence to inform policy and programmatic decisions. This course surveys key concepts in performance measurement, research design, and data analysis that Ed.L.D. students will need to be skilled consumers of published education research, commissioners of policy and program evaluations, and interpreters of quantitative and qualitative data generated by their own organizations. Through case studies of evidence use (and misuse),...

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A024 - Politics and Education Policy in the U.S. (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
This course examines the politics of education policy in the United States. It introduces the key institutions (e.g., school districts, states education agencies, Congress, the executive branch, and the courts) and actors (e.g., elected officials, teachers unions, civil rights groups, parents, and the general public) shaping American K-12 education in order to shed light on current policy debates and their implications for students. We survey past conflicts over education governance, recent policy changes, and the successes of and challenges facing ongoing reform efforts. Throughout the... Read more about A024 - Politics and Education Policy in the U.S. (Teaching Fellow)

A029 - An Introduction to Education Finance and Budgeting (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
This course will introduce you to the public education financing and budgeting systems in place in the United States. We begin from the premise that how much and how money is spent on education reflects our actual, as opposed to theoretical, policy priorities. Specific topics covered will include budget processes and the politics of budgeting, district cost-drivers, school-level budgeting, activity-based costing, cost-benefit analysis, revenue generation options, and equity and adequacy frameworks for evaluating school finance systems. At the end of this course you should have an... Read more about A029 - An Introduction to Education Finance and Budgeting (Teaching Fellow)

A117 - Implementing Inclusive Education (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

More and more students with disabilities are included in general education classrooms as disability advocates and parents increasingly seek inclusive educational placements. Furthermore, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA 1997), the IDEA reauthorization in 2004 (IDEA 2004), and the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA)/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) require that students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum, be included in state-wide and district-wide assessment programs, and be part of accountability systems....

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