This series of blog posts presents resources for educators from the 2021 Summit on Improvement in Education (and elsewhere). In this post, we present resources focusing on the role of equity in continuous improvement.
This series of three papers presents a set of frameworks designed to assist educational leaders in making concrete improvements that advance deeper learning instruction at scale. They were produced by three study teams convened by the Carnegie Foundation and made up of members of research-practice partnerships and external experts with…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the most successful efforts to identify and solve problems in teaching and learning occur within networked improvement communities. A new journal article lays out five critical strategies for success in building these collaborative teams of professionals.
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.