Christina Weiland

2007 Public Policy Summer Fellow

May 1, 2007
Graduate Degree:Harvard Graduate School of Education
Undergraduate Degree:Dartmouth College
Areas of interest:Access and quality in early childhood education, quantitative methods
Agency:Boston Public Schools, Department of Early Childhood Education
Supervisors:Jason Sachs, Director, Department of Early Childhood Education and Margaret Angell, Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Project Description:Christina Weiland spent her summer working in the Boston Public Schools Early Childhood Department. She performed descriptive analyses of student demographic, student mobility, student attrition, and teacher data to inform the Early Childhood Department’s knowledge of its student population and its professional development offerings for teachers. She also researched study designs for longitudinal experimental research with the Department of Early Childhood and examined the data infrastructure needed to support such designs. This year, she is continuing her work for the Department and her doctoral research likely will grow out of this work.