The Council of Chief State School Officers’ new report, Imagining More: How State Education Agencies Can Modernize the K-12 Education System to Put Student Learning at the Center, is out now with recommended actions that state leaders can take at a systems level to make way for this transformation, including…
Topic: Equity & Social Justice
August 3, 2023 August 2, 2023
On July 17, we welcomed the second cohort of African Leadership University (ALU) students to the Carnegie Foundation for the 2023 Global Leadership Program. During their first week, student participants gained key insights and strategies to examine the future of education, as they identified gaps and opportunities for innovation in…
June 14, 2023
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Supports the Upward Mobility of Underrepresented Students: The Carnegie Postsecondary Commission
STANFORD, CA (June 14, 2023) – The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in partnership with the XQ Institute, today announced the members of the newly established Carnegie Postsecondary Commission. Composed of diverse leaders in higher education as well as K-12, the Commission aims to identify the most effective…
October 11, 2022
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.
July 12, 2022
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…
May 17, 2022
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.
May 4, 2022
Designing for Deeper Learning: Challenges in Schools and School Districts Serving Communities Disadvantaged by the Educational System
This paper looks at the question: What must designers of interventions at the classroom, school, and district levels in communities disadvantaged by the U.S. educational system take into account to create a developmental path towards deeper learning in their organizations?
March 22, 2022
The scaling-for-equity framework supports a journey in which members of a team work to improve educational practice by traveling over time from their origin to a destination. It consists of three components—scaling intentions, scaling strategies, and influential factors.
February 10, 2022
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 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
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
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
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
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.
March 9, 2017
A school performance framework in California’s Oakland Unified School District gives schools a multi-faceted and detailed look at where they need to improve based on more than a dozen measures of both academic achievement and the culture and climate of the school.
January 31, 2017
When a 2010 study found dismal success rates in college developmental math, the Carnegie Foundation formed a network of experts to address the problem guided by improvement science. This narrative tells how the process led to a new remedial program with stunning results.
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