Previous Improvement Work

Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network

The Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network brought together leaders in education practice, policy, and research to improve the development and retention of effective teachers in our nation’s schools. Working with school districts, BTEN focused on the needs of new teachers in urban schools as they learned to teach students well, collaborate with colleagues, engage families, and successfully navigate the policies and routines of their districts and schools. Through rapid, small-scale testing, principals and beginning teachers addressed feelings of burnout and increase confidence by developing a feedback protocol. In addition, BTEN worked to improve district systems and processes that support new teacher development.

Related link: BTEN web page


California County Offices of Education

At the request of California’s County Offices of Education (CoEs), Carnegie designed and delivered professional development institutes on the application of improvement science in education. The CoEs used improvement science to help the districts in their counties implement the ESSA improvement requirements. 53 of 58 county offices participated in the institutes.


CORE Districts (CORE)

Carnegie entered into a technical assistance partnership to provide training and coaching to the CORE districts in California. The CORE districts formed a NIC focused on the gaps in achievement, particularly for males, between minority and majority students. CORE served as hub to this effort and defined and carried out its activities with the Foundation’s coaching and advice.