Anthony S. Bryk

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Anthony S. Bryk is the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he is leading work on transforming educational research and development, more closely joining researchers and practitioners to improve teaching and learning. Formerly, he held the Spencer Chair in Organizational Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 2004 until assuming Carnegie's presidency in September 2008. He came to Stanford from the University of Chicago where he was the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in the sociology department, and where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement, which supports reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools. He also created the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a federation of research groups that have produced a range of studies to advance and assess urban school reform. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and was appointed by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences in 2010. In 2011, he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is one of America's most noted educational researchers. His 1993 book, Catholic Schools and the Common Good, is a classic in the sociology of education. His deep interest in bringing scholarship to bear on improving schooling is reflected in his later volume, Trust in Schools, and in the most recent book, Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago (Chicago Press, 2009.) Bryk holds a B.S. from Boston College and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.

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It is (Mostly) About Improvement

Tony Bryk's presentation was part of "Tomorrow’s Teacher: Paths to Prestige and Effectiveness," a session held May 18, 2012 at EWA's National Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Working Together Toward Stronger Institutions and Student Success
Tony Bryk's presentation to the 2011 ACCT Community College Leadership Congress. October 13, 2011.

2010 ACE Commencement Address (video)
Tony Bryk delivers the commencement address to the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). July 2010.

Interview with Tony Bryk on Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago (mp3 audio)
Tony Bryk speaks with Dr. Dwayne Olsen on the show Education Matters, Wisconsin Public Radio (WGTD). August 14, 2010.

Systematic Naturalistic Inquiry: Toward a Science of Performance Improvement (video & slideshow)
Carnegie President Tony Bryk gave the opening address at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness in Washington, D.C., in March 2010.  His presentation, “Systematic Naturalistic Inquiry: Toward a Science of Performance Improvement” and the Question and Answer session following that presentation are available online.

Symposium on Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago (video)
On January 14, 2010 the Consortium on Chicago School Research hosted a symposium and live webcast at the Gleacher Center in Chicago to celebrate the release of Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago by Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, Elaine Allensworth, Stuart Luppescu, and John Q. Easton. In the symposium, four of the book’s authors discuss prominent findings from their detailed analysis of why students in 100 public elementary schools in Chicago were able to improve substantially in reading and math over a seven-year period, while students in another 100 schools were not.

Teachers for a Digital Age: New Strategies to Transform Practice (video)
Tony Bryk was one of five speakers in "Teachers for a Digital Age: New Strategies to Transform Practice," a panel session in the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age forum hosted by Google in October 2009.

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