Keynote address presented by Benjamin Shear at the St John’s University in Queens, New York at the 7th Annual Leadership Symposium on Mar. 16, 2019. 

In this talk Dr. Shear will discuss the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), a publicly available dataset containing information about student achievement for nearly all US public school districts. The talk will briefly describe the origin and features of the data, and will then summarize relevant research studies drawing on the data. The discussion will focus on studies that describe educational opportunity in the US at different geographic scales. The talk will consider both the substantive findings of these studies and the role that a large-scale dataset such as SEDA can play for educational administrators, leaders, and researchers.

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