The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Releases Comprehensive Report on the Carnegie Unit

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Evaluates century-old standard’s impact on K-12 and higher education reforms

On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will release the findings of its comprehensive examination of the Carnegie Unit, the time-based standard of student progress that originated with the Foundation in the early 20th century. The report, “The Carnegie Unit: A Century-Old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape,” details the Carnegie Foundation’s research on whether the Carnegie Unit — a central organizing feature of the American education enterprise — impedes the progress of today’s education reforms.

Exploring the origins of the Carnegie Unit and its pervasive influence in education today, the report examines how the Carnegie Unit promotes or hinders the efficiency, equity and efficacy of education and identifies specific ways in which it intersects with efforts to bring greater flexibility and transparency to the American educational system.

Report Release Details
What: Online release of “The Carnegie Unit: A Century-Old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape”
When: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time

For All Media Inquiries: Please contact Kelly Selong at (571) 814-3433 or kselong(at)reingold(dot)com for any of the following:

Gain early access to the report: Media representatives can gain early access to the embargoed report on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. Eastern time.

Participate in pre-release calls: Media representatives are encouraged to discuss the embargoed data with experts during one of two phone calls. General findings will be discussed in both calls, but the two calls allow journalists to hear details on issues pertaining to either K-12 or higher education separately.
    K-12 beat reporters: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
    Higher education beat reporters: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. Eastern time.

Arrange interviews:
    Elena Silva, report author, senior associate, Carnegie Foundation
    Thomas Toch, report author, senior partner, Carnegie Foundation
    K-12 experts
    Higher education experts

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About the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is committed to developing networks of ideas, individuals and institutions to advance teaching and learning. We bring together scholars, practitioners and designers in new ways to solve problems of educational practice. Toward this end, we work to integrate the discipline of improvement science into education with the goal of building the field’s capacity to improve.

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