Carnegie Commons Blog

Topic: Developmental Math

  • May 2, 2012

    Reforms with Promise

    By Gay Clyburn

    The Carnegie Foundation has launched a national network of 27 community colleges and three universities dedicated to helping students at the greatest risk of failure in math which is showing promising results.

  • January 17, 2012

    Lesson Study Revisited

    By Gay Clyburn

    You might find this article about lesson study from The Hechinger Report interesting. Carnegie is using lesson study, not exactly in the way outlined in this article, but to improve our mathematics pathways. Statway and Quantway faculty teams at each community college site will be organized into lesson study groups.…

  • January 17, 2012

    Exploring Learning Opportunities

    By Gay Clyburn

    This video showcases a panel discussion on learning opportunities from the Quantway™ and Statway™ 2011 Summer Institute. Hosted by Kay Merseth of the Carnegie Foundation and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panelists include: Jim Stigler, Carnegie Foundation, UCLA; Uri Treisman, Charles A. Dana Center, U. of Texas, Austin;…

  • December 7, 2011

    A Hub by Any Other Name

    By Gay Clyburn

    Joshua Glazer visited Carnegie recently to talk about ideas outlined in an article, “Reconsidering Replication: New Perspectives on Large-Scale School Improvement,” that was published in the Journal of Educational Change. Glazer is with The Rothschild Foundation in Jerusalem and his co-author Donald Peurach is with the School of Education at…

  • November 14, 2011

    Pathways Update: Good News from the Campuses

    By Gay Clyburn

    Good News from the Campuses We now have 30 colleges participating in our two networked improvement communities—22 in Statway™ and eight in Quantway™. There are 1200 students enrolled in 60 sections of Statway™, and Quantway goes live in classroom beginning in January. Over 80 faculty members are now network members,…

  • June 9, 2011

    Learning by Doing: Building a Networked Improvement Community

    By Gay Clyburn

    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…

  • August 5, 2009

    Addressing Student Success in Developmental Mathematics

    By Gay Clyburn

    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…