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NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS
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.
Improvement science is explicitly designed to accelerate learning-by-doing. It’s a more user-centered and problem-centered approach to improving teaching and learning.
The National Center curates publications, videos, and tools to help others achieve improvement, effectively, reliably, and at scale.
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.