Carnegie Commons Blog

Topic: Networked Improvement Communities

  • 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.

  • September 22, 2014

    Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network

    By Lillian Kivel

    The Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network (BTEN) was designed to enable a diverse group of leaders to come together to address the growing problem of beginning teacher development and retention. Across the United States, the demographics of teaching are changing. In 2011-2012, nearly a quarter of U.S. teachers had five or fewer…

  • August 19, 2014

    Learning to Improve

    By Gary Otake

    When Anthony Bryk became president of Carnegie, he set the Foundation to work on a new agenda, to lead the transformation of educational research. Here, Tony and his colleagues explain the Foundation’s work and vision for the future.

  • July 29, 2014

    Designing a Collective Learning System

    By Eva Mejia

    Carnegie’s work rests on the assumption that we need to increase the rate of learning to reach higher educational aspirations. A key component of that vision is building on others' learning.

  • July 9, 2014

    Explorers’ Workshop

    By Dalton Rooney

    The Explorers’ Workshop offers a first engagement with the ideas of improvement science pursue in the context of Networked Improvement Communities (NICs).

  • July 1, 2014

    Our Work

    By Dalton Rooney

    Since 2008, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been at the forefront of an emerging movement in education. Our mission is to promote the methods of improvement science in education and to foster the formation and growth of networked communities dedicated to making headway on longstanding inequities…

  • December 1, 2013

    Practical Measurement

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Practical Measurement presents why improvement science requires a different type of measurement, distinct from accountability or theory development to allow for learning in and through practice.