Small Changes Can Make a Big Impact

September 27, 2016
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At the final morning in Memphis, Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York, invited the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network convening attendees to stand for the gatherings they had attended as she cycled through the locations of the last seven years. Once everyone was on their feet, she announced, “Welcome to the […]

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Learn to let go of the desire for credit. If you want recognition, get a puppy.

September 22, 2016
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Do you find yourself just doing the work yourself because it will be faster, easier, and done the way you want it to? This was the question that framed Becky Kanis Margiotta, co-founder of The Billions Institute and lunchtime plenary session speaker at StriveTogether’s 2016 Cradle to Career Network Convening. While she was quick to […]

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What Education Excellence for Every Child Really Means

September 21, 2016
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According to Adriane Johnson-Williams, founding facilitator of the Seeding Success partnership in Memphis, TN, the work of collective impact and confronting structural and institutional racism is like a highway. “All lanes must be maintained,” insists Johnson-Williams. “And you need to be able to change lanes when you want to – and not worry about being […]

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In Cincinnati, Systems are Changing and Student Outcomes are Improving

September 20, 2016

As hundreds of leaders and practitioners across sectors converge in Memphis for StriveTogether’s Cradle to Career Network Convening, we are proud to announce the designation of StrivePartnership of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as our first Proof Point Community, celebrating the achievements of local partners and institutions working together to change how education systems work […]

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Network in the News: recognition, new leadership, and more

September 8, 2016
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Partnerships are being recognized for their work and planning for the next big thing. E3 Alliance recently released new data about educational outcomes in the local area. They have also developed a partnership with a local TV station to report on education news. Cradle to Career Partnership (formally known as Fresno Area Strive) is listed as one of […]

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A gathering of experts and learners

September 6, 2016
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Guest post by Victor Cedeño, Director of Networks and Education Policy with Generation Next, a Cradle to Career partnership in Minnesota. This past June, I had the opportunity to attend the StriveTogether Expert Convening in Las Vegas. I was honored to be invited but was even more excited for the opportunity to learn from other communities. As […]

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Engaging Higher Education in the Data Utilization Revolution

September 2, 2016

In 2013, the data revolution was going full steam ahead in K-12 education, but it was going in the wrong direction. Everything was focused on using data for evaluative purposes and placing blame instead of using data as a resource to help drive improvement. The collective impact movement, when implemented with rigor and discipline in […]

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Checking the Foundation for Collective Impact

August 24, 2016
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Adriane Johnson-Williams, founding facilitator for the Seeding Success partnership in Memphis, TN, is exploring what it looks like to truly do the work of collaborative action. Through stories of challenging conversations and genuine relationship building, she shares her experiences working to change behaviors and practices in pursuit of better and more equitable outcomes at scale. […]

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Network in the News: community building and back to school

August 23, 2016

StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network members are building a sense of community around back to school, civil relationships, and election issues. The Education Coalition of Macon County co-hosted a back-to-school breakfast to kick off the new school year on “a note of cooperation and community.” They were also a part of a newly renewed data sharing […]

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Not Just Old Wine in New Bottles

August 15, 2016

Adriane Johnson-Williams, founding facilitator for the Seeding Success partnership in Memphis, TN, is exploring what it looks like to truly do the work of collaborative action. Through stories of challenging conversations and genuine relationship building, she shares her experiences working to change behaviors and practices in pursuit of better and more equitable outcomes at scale. […]

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