The Carnegie Foundation is a founding member of The GRAD Partnership, a collective effort made by nine organizations partnering with communities to use high-quality student success systems so that schools are empowered to graduate all students ready for the future. The GRAD Partnership is focused on student success systems as…
David Sherer leads the Skills for the Future initiative at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Prior to joining Carnegie, Sherer was an analyst and evaluator at SRI International’s Center for Education Policy. He has deep experience coaching educational leaders on the use of evidence in the improvement process, the development of indicators and measures, and the assessment of organizational health. Sherer led the Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning + Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact Network. His work has been presented nationwide and published in peer-reviewed journals and policy reports.
Sherer holds a master’s degree and a doctorate (Ed.D.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Carnegie and Partners for Network Improvement have developed a conceptual and analytics infrastructure for understanding network health and development and a survey of network health and an associated set of reporting and analysis tools.
Carnegie has partnered with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to provide learning support to its Deeper Learning + Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact network. This work will focus on the theoretical work of the network’s 10 research-practice partnerships.
May 7, 2021
The Social Structure of Networked Improvement Communities: Cultivating the Emergence of a Scientific-Professional Learning Community
How do networked improvement communities (NICs) create a social structure to catalyze the type of community that can solve complex problems? Based upon prior theorizing, research literature, and observations of developing NICs, here we describe a framework for use as an analytic tool for understanding NIC emergence and maturation.
February 19, 2020
The Evidence for Improvement approach described in this paper is designed to enhance a network’s internal learning processes and, in turn, lead to more positive impacts for educators and students. It has implications for improvement practitioners, evaluators, and funders.
November 17, 2022
Carnegie Learning Leadership Network District Teams See Innovative High School Models in Action in Phoenix Union High School District
In early October, Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) hosted participants of the Carnegie Learning Leadership Network (Carnegie LLN) to reimagine high schools and move beyond time-based models of learning like the Carnegie Unit.
July 12, 2022
This series of three papers presents a set of frameworks designed to assist educational leaders in making concrete improvements that advance deeper learning instruction at scale. They were produced by three study teams convened by the Carnegie Foundation and made up of members of research-practice partnerships and external experts with…