Senior lecturer Marshall Ganz closing keynote at the 2016 Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education focused on a framework for social action. Drawing on his own experience in social movements, Ganz talked of combining the power of the heart, head, and hands.
A recent post in the Health Affairs Blog discusses the challenges of scaling interventions, a problem known as the “Iron Law” of evaluation. The piece outlines four reasons why the “Iron Law” occurs and how we can reduce its effect.
Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), gave an inspiring keynote at the Summit on Improvement in Education focusing on shifting from inspection-oriented improvement to change-oriented improvement to reach our goals.
On March 3, Learning to Improve, a new book by Anthony S. Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. LeMahieu, will be released. The book outlines how Networked Improvement Communities (NICs) offer a new model for improving our schools.
Inside the Command Center, a recent piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by The Billions Institute co-founders Joe McCannon and Becky Kanis Margiotta 10 behaviors of organizations that move initiatives from theory to action.
In a recent New York Times Sunday Review article, Clinton Leaf questioned the effectiveness of traditional clinical drug trials. We argue that improvement science is an alternative, effective research method.
In Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Michael Nielsen explains how the internet has created the conditions for a completely open research field in which increased collaboration can help spur innovation.