Posts by Corey Donahue

  • May 11, 2015

    Marshall Ganz on the Power of Social Movements

    By Corey Donahue

    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.

  • May 10, 2015

    Avoiding the Trap of the “Iron Law”

    By Corey Donahue

    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.

  • March 2, 2015

    Introducing Learning to Improve

    By Corey Donahue

    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.

  • September 13, 2012

    The Futures of School Reform

    By Corey Donahue

    The essay “Building on Practical Knowledge" presents a third way to conduct research that incorporates practitioner knowledge using Networked Improvement Communities.

  • August 13, 2012

    The Era of Networked Science

    By Corey Donahue

    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.