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  • 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.

  • April 25, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: Six Sigma

    By Sarah McKay

    Variability is everywhere in education. Everything from a school’s location to the textbooks it uses impact student learning. The Six Sigma approach to improvement emphasizes data analysis to reduce variance and inefficiency in school processes to help all students succeed.