Carnegie publications, videos, and tools are designed as resources to support others who are eager to engage in improvement work to achieve effectiveness with reliability at scale.


March 2022

A Framework for Scaling for Equity

By Lora Cohen-Vogel, Jeanne Century, and David Sherer

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.

May 2021

The Social Structure of Networked Improvement Communities: Cultivating the Emergence of a Scientific-Professional Learning Community

By Jennifer Russell, Anthony S. Bryk, Donald J. Peurach, David Sherer, Paul LeMahieu, Edit Khachatryan, Jennifer Z. Sherer, Maggie Hannan

How do networked improvement communities (NICs) create a social structure to catalyze the type of community that can solve complex problems? Based upon prior theorizing, research literature, and observations of developing NICs, here we describe a framework for use as an analytic tool for understanding NIC emergence and maturation.

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Networked Improvement Learning and Support (NILS™)

NILS is an online platform designed to facilitate the initiation and development of NICs working on shared problems of practice in a disciplined manner.

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Learning to Improve Glossary

This glossary organizes a selection of key terms used in the book, Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better, that have formal meaning.

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