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Panel 2: Data Science Education Policy Support

Panel 2 Guiding Questions: ​
How can existing policies be ​best utilized to expand the size and diversity of high school to ​post-secondary Data Science programs? Are any new ​policies needed?​

Moderator, To Be Announced
Elizabeth Bennett, Mass DESE
David Cedrone, Mass Department of Higher Education
Robert LePage, Executive Office of Education
Tom Sannicandro, Mass Association of Community Colleges

Expanding Access to Data Science Careers

Each discussion in the panel series will address a key component critical to the development of a strategic plan to extend and expand the early-stage Data Science pipeline:

  • To understand the need for a career pathway that begins with high school and community college students.
  • To review existing policies in Massachusetts that support efforts to prepare more students for Data Science careers, and discuss what additional policy support might be needed.
  • To learn from programs that broaden participation in other disciplines and apply those best practices in developing outreach and support programs for a more diverse community of students.
  • To discover current initiatives for high school and community college students and discuss how they may form the basis of the early-stage Data Science pipeline.


January 13, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am




Education Development Center
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