Summit on Improvement in Education

Since 2014, the Summit on Improvement in Education has developed a vibrant learning community by engaging diverse groups of educational professionals—such as school and district leaders, staff from charter management organizations, leaders in state departments of education and professional organizations, entrepreneurs, faculty from higher education organizations, students, parents, and community leaders—in service of addressing complex problems and issues of inequity in educational outcomes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all been called to address unexpected and unprepared for challenges. Now more than ever, we need to come together and exchange our experiences, concerns and solutions in the context of the current circumstances. With this in mind, the 2021 Summit has been designed to help you meet your ever-evolving challenges, deepen your improvement skills, gather new actionable strategies, and join in community with improvers and innovators from across the globe.


April 19–28, 2021


2021 Summit: A Virtual Event

Carnegie Foundation’s 2021 Summit will span two weeks. The first week will run April 19–23 and be focused on pre-recorded sessions and posters that participants can view on demand. Pre-conference courses will be offered as standalone sessions on Sunday, April 25, and the live Summit—expanded this year  with an extra day—will run from Monday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 28.