The University of Mississippi | School of Education


Our Work

Using Improvement Science to Accelerate Learning and Address Problems of Practice

Building on the work of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Center supports improvement partnerships nationwide to address high leverage problems of practice.

Using Improvement Science, the Center is working to ameliorate chronic absenteeism. This aligns with the Improving Student Achievement Agenda announced by the Biden-Harris administration.

The National Center curates publications, videos, and tools to help others achieve improvement, effectively, reliably, and at scale.

Improvement Science in Action

Our Contributions

Improvement in Education!

Advancing Quality in America’s Schools


By Anthony S. Bryk

Improvement in Action, Anthony S. Bryk’s sequel to Learning to Improve, illustrates how educators have effectively applied the six core principles of continuous improvement in practice. The book highlights relevant examples of rigorous, high-quality improvement work in districts, schools, and professional development networks across the country.

How District-University Partnerships and Continuous Improvement Can Transform Education

Edited by Louis M. Gomez; Manuelito Biag; David G. Imig; Randy Hitz and Steve Tozer

Improving America’s Schools Together: How District-University Partnerships and Continuous Improvement Can Transform Education is the first definitive text on continuous improvement in school district-university partnerships, covering improvement methods, theory, research, and real cases across the United States with practical improvement tools that can be adapted to any setting.

How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better

By Anthony S. Bryk, Louis Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul LeMahieu

Using ideas borrowed from improvement science, Learning to Improve presents a process of disciplined inquiry that can be combined with the use of networks to identify, adapt, and successfully scale up promising interventions in education.

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