Carnegie Commons Blog

  • December 15, 2015

    2015 Improvement Summit Highlights

    By Gary Otake

    In March 2015, the second annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education brought together hundreds of education leaders to change the way the education field learns to improve.

  • September 15, 2015

    Timeline of Activities

    By Gary Otake

    We have designed a 6-month-long journey to guide you through the use of improvement science in your organization. The in-person workshop is an important part of the experience, but a small portion of the overall time you will spend working on this project. Along the way, we will provide a…

  • September 15, 2015

    Registration Process

    By Gary Otake

    The Improvement Science in Practice course is sold out and we are no longer accepting new applications. Sign up for our mailing list to find out when the next workshop is scheduled. The information below is for your reference only.

  • July 2, 2015

    How High Tech High Is Using Improvement Science

    By Lillian Kivel

    In a recent article, High Tech High faculty and administrators highlight how they used the tools and mindsets of improvement science to increase the number of African American and Latino male students who directly attend 4-year institutions.

  • February 19, 2015

    The Practical Measurement Workshop

    By Gary Otake

    This workshop covers the development and use of “practical” measures, which provide powerful insights embedded in daily practice. Participants will learn how to create a system of measures to support improvement, and how to utilize the measures for systemic change.

  • December 4, 2014

    2014 Improvement Summit Highlights

    By Gary Otake

    Highlights from the first Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, held March 10-12, 2014. The inaugural event brought together with 500 participants who are leading the way in bringing improvement to the forefront of education.

  • July 9, 2014

    Explorers’ Workshop

    By Dalton Rooney

    The Explorers’ Workshop offers a first engagement with the ideas of improvement science pursue in the context of Networked Improvement Communities (NICs).

  • July 9, 2014

    Improvement Science in Practice

    By Dalton Rooney

    Improvement Science in Practice is designed to equip teams with the skills to address a specific problem in their organization using the tools and tenets of improvement science. 

  • July 1, 2014

    Our Work

    By Dalton Rooney

    Since 2008, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been at the forefront of an emerging movement in education. Our mission is to promote the methods of improvement science in education and to foster the formation and growth of networked communities dedicated to making headway on longstanding inequities…