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  • November 17, 2021

    Tim Talks With Lillian Lowery

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Tim Knowles talks with Carnegie board chair Lillian Lowery about the importance of teachers of color, the changing role of assessment, and the future of the classroom.

  • October 13, 2021

    Tim Talks With Jamie Merisotis

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Lumina Foundation President Jamie Merisotis talks with Tim Knowles about the need for innovation in the post-secondary sector: “Our top priority as a country has to be to narrow and ultimately eliminate those large racial gaps that exist in American society.”

  • September 7, 2021

    Tim Talks With Chris Emdin

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Christopher Emdin and Timothy Knowles share a microconversation about the impact of poverty on the imagination, the role of “freestyleability” and “ratchetdemics” in the classroom, and how teachers are performance artists and students their works of art.

  • August 4, 2021

    Tim Talks With Yo-Yo Ma

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Carnegie President Timothy Knowles and Trustee Yo-Yo Ma discuss the future of learning, why young people will be instrumental to leveraging this moment to make real change for humanity and for the earth, and how happiness can be found in confronting challenges.

  • July 6, 2021

    Tim Talks With Janice Jackson

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Carnegie President Timothy Knowles talks with Senior Fellow Dr. Janice Jackson, formerly of Chicago Public Schools, about education, equity, and the future of learning in a post-pandemic school system.

  • September 20, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: Positive Deviance

    By Sarah McKay

    Addressing complex educational problems using positive deviance requires detective work. The task: to discover “outliers” who have succeeded under conditions where most others fail; uncover the strategies they use; and design opportunities to share those strategies.