Since 2008, the Carnegie Foundation has been at the forefront of an emerging continuous improvement movement in education, working to promote improvement science methods and foster the formation and growth of networked improvement communities dedicated to addressing some of the most persistent problems in our schools. Over the past eight years, thousands of school district leaders, principals, teachers, policymakers, researchers, and higher education administrators around the world have taken up these methods. These educational leaders are challenging existing norms, learning new practices of quality improvement, and reinforcing a commitment to improve the nation’s schools.
The following groups have demonstrated the rigorous applications of improvement tools, methods, and principles to solve persistent educational problems; and these examples show that improvement is, indeed, possible. By making improvement come alive, we also wish to inspire more educators and education organizations to join the continuous improvement movement.
Spreading Quality in Charter Management Organizations
Systems Innovations Across Improvement Networks