A concrete way to learn how a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) might organize and carry out a better program of educational R&D is to build one. In this spirit, the Carnegie Foundation in partnership with several other colleagues and institutions, is now initiating a prototype NIC aimed at addressing the…
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June 9, 2011 March 16, 2011
In the past few years, organizations like ours have looked to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a model for employing improvement research to support sustainability and scaling efforts in various fields. There are many good reasons for this. IHI, created by Don Berwick and colleagues in the late…
February 3, 2011
A New Look at Scale and Opportunity to Learn “There still remains room for optimism in technology’s ability to transform education, in part, because of its almost unique role in enhancing all students’ opportunities to learn,” write Carnegie Senior Partner and University of Pittsburgh professor Louis Gomez, Carnegie Visiting Resident…
January 5, 2011
In a recent Education Week article, representatives from private and government organizations concerned with education research lined up behind the 90-day cycle model, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, Mass., as a way to accomplish “deep-dive, quick turnaround” education research. Carnegie leadership spent a week at…
October 12, 2010
90-Day Cycle: Exploration of Math Intensives as a Strategy to Move More Community College Students Out of Developmental Math Courses
Last year, Carnegie engaged Jennifer Zoltners Sherer from the University of Pittsburgh to work with a team of Carnegie staff to explore the potential of math intensive programs as a strategy for addressing the failure rates of developmental mathematics students in community colleges. These math intensive programs include boot camp…
August 24, 2010
In The NYT article, Scholars Test Web Alternative to Peer Review,” Patricia Cohen advocates using the Internet to expose scholarly thinking to the swift collective judgment of a much broader audience.
April 1, 2010
This interview with Louis M. Gomez, a Senior Partner at Carnegie, and details the Knowledge Alliance, a mix of doers and thinkers with aspirations to improve education for all students.
January 29, 2010
Education Has Much to Learn From Healthcare Reform Efforts. Reflections on The Best Practice: Learning from the Emergence of Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
January 13, 2010
Clay Shirky evaluates the effect of the Internet on modern group dynamics.
November 24, 2009
An investigation into what community college developmental mathematics students understand and how we might help turn around alarming statistics of students drop outs.
November 11, 2009
When looking for comparisons, people who want to change education often consider health systems.
November 5, 2009
In The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, scientist and organizational-theory expert Peter Senge describes a learning organization as a place of aspiration, nurturing and learning.
October 30, 2009
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high in October 2008, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
October 30, 2009
Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have has just been published by the University of Michigan Press.
October 6, 2009
This month’s “Progress of Education Reform” report from the Education Commission of the States delves into a big issue for this sector education, transfer and articulation.
August 5, 2009
During a July convening at Carnegie with representatives from several organizations working on increasing success for community college students in developmental mathematics, participants came up with some tensions that need to be acknowledged and/or addressed. Those include: Increased pressure to increase graduation and completion rates and the desire to get…
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