Women answer the call for leadership during COVID-19

Cinncinnati Enquirer The COVID-19 crisis demands leadership at its best and women are answering the call in Cincinnati and Ohio. Women everywhere have the opportunity to step up and lead in their neighborhoods and communities. No act of empathy, kindness

Six StriveTogether communities join Early Learning Nation cohort

CINCINNATI, OH, and WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and StriveTogether are launching an Early Learning Nation cohort of six communities working to improve outcomes for every child during the first five years of life.

Meet the head who built a school for social justice

Tes Ed Vainker started a high-achieving free school in a deprived area of London from scratch. “I believe in social justice,” he tells Tes. “That’s why we’re here.” Read more

Sinclair re-enrolls 400 students who previously dropped out

Dayton Daily News Sinclair Community College worked with two local organizations to re-enroll adult students who previously dropped out of college. The school partnered with Learn to Earn Dayton and the non-profit StrivePartnership Cincinnati to bring back 430 adult students.

Where education systems stumble, grassroots groups step in to raise success rates

The Hechinger Report Among other things, the boosters who pitched international companies to come and do business in this port city promised that its high quality of education would guarantee a steady supply of skilled employees. Then a local education

Berea College helps to fight disparities in rural America

Richmond Register Partners for Education, of Berea College, is partnering with StriveTogether, Save The Children and the Annie E. Casey Foundation to try to improve outcomes for children in Rural America with a plan titled The Rural Accelerator Initiative. “We

Researchers, nonprofit rethink discipline in schools

UTSA Today Researchers in the UTSA College of Public Policy, assistant professor of social work Jelena Todic and criminal justice lecturer and restorative justice coordinator Robert Rico are joining forces with Up Partnership and three local school districts in a

A public-private path toward better education: A truly remarkable tale

Forbes Someone might want to write a book about Spartanburg, S.C. As an innovative city, it seems to be ahead of most other American towns. A quarter century ago, it partnered with BMW to create 11,000 new jobs at the

How SCOE, Stanislaus Community Foundation are teaming to make young kids ‘Ready!’

The Modesto Bee Mini construction workers, tiny first responders and junior engineers were running around with abandon last summer at the Head Start preschool at Modesto Junior College. The preschoolers were unaware of the attention focused on them and their

Agencies aim to work better together to help rural children

U.S. News & World Report In Cocke County, Tennessee, Kathy Holt is meeting with parents, day care providers and others to spread the word about what children need to know to be ready for kindergarten. The former educator is among

Equity Fellows initiative seeks to make enduring difference for students

Dayton Daily News African American boys and girls are behind their white peers on too many measures of academic achievement. These distressing disparities also show up in students’ absenteeism and suspension rates. Those numbers matters because missing school has a

Guest opinion: Doing whatever it takes for every child comes full circle

Deseret News Since its earliest days, the work of United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnerships has been guided by the phrase, “trying hard is not good enough.” Also the title of a book by Mark Friedman about how to