Elevating community authority in collective impact

Stanford Social Innovation Review To achieve greater equity, we must yield to the decision-making authority of the communities we seek to help. StrivePartnership and other partnerships in the StriveTogether national network are enhancing collective impact to integrate and elevate the

Graduate School of Education forum panel talks improving childhood education outcomes

The Harvard Crimson The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forum hosted a public panel, “Improving Outcomes for Children Through Collaborative Action,” about applying strategies to accelerate positive and equitable outcomes for youth education on Thursday evening. Read more

Billionaires vs. poverty: Behind a push to use data to boost economic opportunity in cities

Inside Philanthropy The philanthropies of several of the country’s wealthiest people are teaming up to push cities to take a data-driven approach to bringing economic opportunity to struggling residents. Read more

Philanthropist turned governor: What can J.B. Pritzker do to expand opportunity in Illinois?

Inside Philanthropy Last Tuesday, J.B. Pritzker sailed through his election to become the next governor of Illinois, a state teetering on the brink fiscal collapse. The state’s finances have led many to ask how Pritzker plans to implement an ambitious

Learn to Earn Dayton rolls out ‘Equity Fellows’ program in local schools

Dayton Business Journal A local organization has fully implemented its new effort to close the educational achievement gap in Montgomery County with its Equity Fellows program. Each Equity Fellow will serve as “agents of change” to promote the visibility of

District 7′s Booker appointed to national StriveTogether board

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Spartanburg School District 7 Superintendent Russell Booker was installed this month as the newest member of StriveTogether’s board of directors. Read more

A really good thing happening in America

The New York Times Not long ago, in Spartanburg, S.C., I visited the offices of something called the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM). The walls were lined with charts measuring things like kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading scores and postsecondary enrollment. Around

Sustaining collaborative action

Standford Social Innovation Review As more cross-sector collaborations gain traction, we must understand what it takes to keep them running over the long term and ensure that progress continues despite changes in leadership. Read more

Newsom’s ‘cradle-to-career’ education pledge will require sweeping changes in California

EdSource Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, California’s likely next governor, is calling for an all-out assault to change the state’s educational outcomes, one that starts before birth and extends through school, college and into the workplace. Read more

Looking to curb absenteeism, other chronic problems, Memphis invests in data specialists with Gates money

Chalkbeat Why are some students consistently absent? That’s the question more than 30 local school leaders were trying to answer when they gathered last week around tables in a sunlit conference room in Memphis. Read more

The bigger picture: Behind millions in grants to drive policy and systems change on Education

Inside Philanthropy The Ballmer Group is behind a new $20 million challenge grant program from StriveTogether to use data to promote policy and system change in communities across the country with the intention of bettering student outcomes.Read more

Building Our Future to receive grant funds to improve student outcomes

Kenosha News Building Our Future in Kenosha County will be one of several organizations receiving funds from StriveTogether in order to improve student outcomes. The Wisconsin Partnership, which includes Building Our Future, Milwaukee Succeeds, Higher Expectations for Racine County, and