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.
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of the fierce urgency of now as an immediate call to action for social justice. The phrase and meaning behind must be thoroughly and thoughtfully applied to educational equity, writes UCLA education professor Louis Gomez.
In his 2016 Carnegie Summit keynote, Bryan Stevenson reminded us of the power of getting "proximate" to suffering to deepen understanding. This blog post explores how this relates to the first core principle of improvement.
Disparities within K-12 education are the product of institutional structures and cultures that both disenfranchise certain groups of students and depress quality overall. As these inequalities have systemic causes, systemic are solutions required.