Carnegie Commons Blog: Page 9

  • July 2, 2015

    How High Tech High Is Using Improvement Science

    By Lillian Kivel

    In a recent article, High Tech High faculty and administrators highlight how they used the tools and mindsets of improvement science to increase the number of African American and Latino male students who directly attend 4-year institutions.

  • May 18, 2015

    The Problem with Solutions

    By Lillian Kivel

    Improvement science relies on an understanding of the problem before creating solutions. Groups have found three key things helped them gain clarity on the problems and make the knowledge explicit, helping them design solutions with users, data, and will in mind.

  • 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 13, 2015

    CarnegieHub – Behind the Design

    By Joanna Huang

    A look into how Carnegie is using design-based development to support our Networked Improvement Communities and the key design principles to help make the sites successful and useful for the users.

  • 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.

  • February 18, 2015

    Problem-Centered Policy Making

    By Sarah McKay

    The Carnegie Foundation hosted an expert convening to focus on improving Title II by using improvement science tools to deepen our understanding of the problem the act is trying to solve.

  • February 9, 2015

    Examining Multi-Rater Teacher Observation Systems

    By Taylor White

    A growing number of districts have adopted multi-rater evaluation systems, in which multiple observers watch, assess, and respond to teachers’ practice. While multi-rater systems are more complex, every district in this study reported many benefits.

  • February 3, 2015

    Bridging the Pathways to STEM and Technical Preparation Fields

    By Kiya Mirmozaffari

    Pathway faculty leaders are developing bridge courseware that can enable Pathways students to be eligible to take the math courses in STEM or business majors without having to enroll in an additional developmental math course.