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

GoUpstate.com 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 during class,

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

United Way of Salt Lake receives national recognition for improving student outcomes in the Salt Lake City region

Utah Policy United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership has been designated as a proof point community by national nonprofit StriveTogether. The proof point designation is an important measure of progress — only 11 of the nearly 70 StriveTogether partners

Ex-Microsoft CEO (no, not that one) giving big to K-12

Education Week Don’t look now, but another tech billionaire is using his vast fortune to make a mark on K-12 education. Ballmer Group, created by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie, has quietly committed more than a

The new practice of public problem solving

Stanford Social Innovation Review A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Here are the four elements of

Investing in population-level change

Stanford Social Innovation Review There are many different approaches to making philanthropic big bets and many causes worthy of the investment. I want to build upon the work I began in 2015 focusing on how we can use big bets

RISE gets grant to support Latinx postsecondary education

Idaho Business Review RISE, a local education nonprofit coordinating cross-sector partners to develop community solutions for students, has received a $150,000 grant, which will go toward programs to encourage Latinx students to earn postsecondary credentials. Read more

CCSD’s plan to restructure district called ‘bold move’ by state education group

Live 5 WCSC A national education nonprofit is calling the Charleston County School District’s plan to overhaul the district “one of the first bold moves in the United States.” Read more

Ex-Microsoft CEO urges Dayton area to continue collaboration on education

Dayton Daily News Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, now involved in education philanthropy efforts, urged a crowd of Dayton leaders Tuesday to continue their “inspiring” cradle-to-career education work, telling them to have patience working on what he called a crucial

Former Microsoft CEO talks education efforts in Dayton

Dayton Business Journal The former CEO of Microsoft Corp. Steve Ballmer was in Dayton Tuesday, touting early education initiatives to improve outcomes for economically disadvantaged students. Read more

National nonprofit StriveTogether awards $150,000 grant to TCCC

Moultrie News Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to improving educational outcomes for all students in the region, has received $150,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve