The Learning Leadership Network is composed of 11 school districts committed to secondary school transformation to ensure that school systems are creating engaging, equitable, and effective learning experiences for their students.
David is an associate in evidence and analytics. He joined the Foundation as a networked improvement fellow in 2017. He comes to the Foundation from Harvard University, where he worked as a researcher and educational consultant. Most recently, he worked for the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (NCRPP), a project investigating how school and district leaders use research in their decision-making. David is particularly interested in helping educational leaders promote effective collaboration within their organizations and across broader improvement networks. He uses varied methods, including surveys, ethnography, and social network analysis, to understand the implementation and effects of such efforts. David’s work has been presented at national conferences and local district offices, and published in peer-reviewed journals and policy reports.
Earlier in his career, David was an analyst and evaluator at SRI International’s Center for Education Policy, where he studied leadership development, comprehensive school reform, and the teacher workforce. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate (Ed.D.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Carnegie and Partners for Network Improvement have developed a conceptual and analytics infrastructure for understanding network health and development and a survey of network health and an associated set of reporting and analysis tools.
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Carnegie has partnered with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to provide learning support to its Deeper Learning + Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact network. This work will focus on the theoretical work of the network’s 10 research-practice partnerships.
May 7, 2021
The Social Structure of Networked Improvement Communities: Cultivating the Emergence of a Scientific-Professional Learning Community
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.
February 19, 2020
The Evidence for Improvement approach described in this paper is designed to enhance a network’s internal learning processes and, in turn, lead to more positive impacts for educators and students. It has implications for improvement practitioners, evaluators, and funders.
November 17, 2022
Carnegie Learning Leadership Network District Teams See Innovative High School Models in Action in Phoenix Union High School District
In early October, Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) hosted participants of the Carnegie Learning Leadership Network (Carnegie LLN) to reimagine high schools and move beyond time-based models of learning like the Carnegie Unit.
July 12, 2022
This series of three papers presents a set of frameworks designed to assist educational leaders in making concrete improvements that advance deeper learning instruction at scale. They were produced by three study teams convened by the Carnegie Foundation and made up of members of research-practice partnerships and external experts with…