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Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA
April 16-18, 2019


Focus on Equity at Carnegie's April Summit

It is only when we engage and leverage diverse perspectives that we will advance efforts to give all children—across all races and backgrounds—the chance to succeed in school. Add your voice to the conversation and join sessions that explore the intersection of continuous improvement and equity.

Keynote Speaker: Nikole Hannah-Jones

An award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, Hannah-Jones examines how racial disparities came to be—and why they still exist.

Pre-Conference Courses

  • Leading for Equity in Complex Adaptive Systems – Learn how to use a complex systems and systemic oppression lens to assess your system’s challenges and opportunities.
  • Introduction to Design Thinking: Thinking for Belonging ­­– Work through an equity-conscious design thinking process and plan a design action to take in your own organization.

Breakout Sessions

  • Using Improvement Science for Teaching Diverse Learners – Learn about a pedagogical approach at Arizona State University that has improved teacher preparation for the diverse needs of English language learners.
  • Improvement Science for Equity: Enabling Structures and Supporting Learning – Hear about innovative pathways to apply improvement science in education with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Building Leadership Capacity for Racial Equity-Focused Improvement Science – How did a New York City education program strategically leverage improvement science networks to promote racial equity across hundreds of city schools? Hear from the change-makers who made this happen.
  • No Excuses Leadership: Building Systemic Supports for Low Income Students – Amarillo College’s systemic approach to poverty and the power of intentional leadership for improvement has received national attention. Learn about how to apply similar approaches to your work.
  • Spotlight on the Center for Urban Education Leadership, University of Illinois at Chicago – Hear how Chicago Public Schools’ system-wide focus on continuous improvement and leadership development, in partnership with the Center for Urban Education Leadership, has led to significant
  • improvements in standardized test scores and student learning.

View the full Summit program here.


Register now. This event is likely to sell out.