Choose your team wisely: Lessons from building the capabilities of cross-sector leaders

These insights about team composition and other learnings from building capabilities collaboratively will be shared at the 2018 Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, April 3-5. Attend StriveTogether’s workshop, Building Improvement Science Capability Across Communities to Achieve Systems Change, on Thursday, April 5, at 10:15 a.m. PT. When I was in fourth grade, we…

Insights from the Social-Emotional Learning Expert Convening

The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network has committed to measuring and improving six academic outcomes to support student success, from kindergarten readiness to postsecondary completion. Underlying each of these concrete outcomes is an equally important but more elusive concept: social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning has been a challenging area for the Network for a variety of…

Trust is (also) an action

Adriane Johnson-Williams, founding facilitator for the Seeding Success partnership in Memphis, Tenn., 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.…