Succeeding together with Parvathi Santosh-Kumar

Beyond the Bake Sale Parvathi “Parv” Santhosh-Kumar is Senior Director of Impact at StriveTogether, a national movement of 70 regions working to advance equitable outcomes for children and families from cradle to career. Read more

Many Voices, Many Visions – SELF program and ROC the Future

WHAM ABC 13 Members of ROC the Future joined Norma Holland on the program to discuss efforts to give kids a boost when it comes to reading. Read more

My View: Some good news on graduation rates

Portland Tribune We believe that through efforts like the All Hands Raised partnership, communities can change not only local headlines, but more importantly, change lives. Read more

Collective impact

The Daily Sentinel We’ve harped on the concept of visioning for so long that sometimes we miss just how well this community has succeeded at it. Read more

Fisher: Relationships play an essential role in our lives and the lives of children

The 74 For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks. In a sharp departure from some of his more technocratic arguments of years past, Brooks

Helios Education Foundation grant helps Thriving Together aid Phoenix youth to succeed from birth to career

The 74 Helios Education Foundation has made a $125,000 commitment to support the Thriving Together initiative in Phoenix to encourage children to advance their education. Read more

Work at Mary H. Wright shows classroom a lab of continuous improvement

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal Mary H. Wright Elementary’s Kenesha Hardy found herself with a problem last fall. Like many third-grade teachers, there’s only so much of Hardy to go around at any given time. As she moved from group to group

The Huddle

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal Kim Atchley with the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) wrote to tell of a scholarship opportunity for area students. “We know that the pool of young talented artists in the county is extensive and we’d love to have

Bridgeport Prospers/United Way highlighted by Pritzker’s Children’s Initiative

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy The Bridgeport Prospers strategy for improving outcomes of the youngest children, known as The Baby Bundle, is featured on the recently-launched website of National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT). The website, known as the NCIT

New transportation cooperative links residents and services, but needs a name

Northfield News A recently formed transportation cooperative is helping connect area residents with limited transportation options to programs they otherwise might not have access to. Read more

RCSD: What are leadership options for the troubled school district?

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle There’s no clear list of options from which to choose an alternative governance model for the Rochester City School District. What is a state takeover, exactly? What powers might the mayor assume in mayoral control? What

Education nonprofit UP Partnership touts $2 million in grants

The Rivard Report UP Partnership, formerly P16 Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, announced at a luncheon with local educational officials Wednesday several grants that will support existing and new programs. Read more