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  • May 17, 2022

    Tim Talks With Diane Tavenner

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Carnegie Board Chair Diane Tavenner and President Tim Knowles discuss how technology and personal relationships can be combined to create a resilient learning community and why the Carnegie Unit must be reconsidered to stay effective and relevant.

  • February 10, 2022

    Tim Talks With David Kirp

    By Lisa Gonzales

    Writer and educator David Kirp talks to Carnegie President Tim Knowles about scalable and sustainable programs in New York, Georgia, and Columbia that are getting teaching and learning right.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • April 20, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: Lean for Education

    By Sarah McKay

    Everyone has a stake and a say in the Lean approach to improving educational achievement. The school improvement model evolved from Toyota’s philosophy of building a culture in which all employees were empowered and expected to be part of providing the best possible product.

  • March 15, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: Implementation Science

    By Sarah McKay

    The implementation science approach to improvement in education centers on how to accommodate local school variables and other contextual factors that can impede successful implementation of change ideas, by creating teams that include external facilitators and specialists.