Dana Center director Treisman works with Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Posted on November 16, 2009

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently named Dana Center director Uri Treisman one of five senior partners in the Foundation’s new program of work to solve education’s biggest problems. This new collaboration will first tackle the high failure rates of students in developmental mathematics in community colleges. Treisman’s work with the Carnegie Foundation will focus on creating positive supportive experiences for students struggling in these courses.

Read the press release: Carnegie Selects Partners to Address Education’s Biggest Problems.

The Carnegie Foundation also recently posted a video interview of Professor Treisman as part of its Carnegie Views: Insights from Education Innovators series. In this interview, Treisman discusses the challenges faced by students enrolled in developmental mathematics courses in community colleges and celebrates the “joyful conspiracy” of organizations like the Carnegie Foundation coming together to overcome these challenges.