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L.A. Unified School District

Schools hoping for boost from Harvard research center

By rigorously analyzing data across the school system, a partnership with Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research will help the system better serve students through more effective policies and programs and better budgeted resources, officials with the center and the school system said Monday. In a meeting with central office staff Monday morning, the Harvard center's research team outlined its plans for data collection and review, and how exactly the school system would become a part of what's called the Strategic Data Project. "We are not the same school system we were 25 years ago," recently appointed Superintendent Renee Foose said....