MCS makes progress on 1,000 ways to improve

Muncie Star Press Muncie Community Schools, which has one of the highest percentages of needy students in the state, took time out this week to work on an academic innovation plan required by the state. In kicking off the 1½-day

Filling the gaps in collective impact

Stanford Social Innovation Review If you’ve been following trends in the social sector for the past 10 years, you’ve likely heard of collective impact, a model for changing systems and improving community outcomes. Yet, despite the prominence of collective impact,

“Bridgeport for Babies Day” recognizes United Way initiative

Patch Bridgeport Prospers/United Way was recognized for its initiative to improve the health of young children at the City of Bridgeport’s “Bridgeport for Babies Day.” The initiative­­ – The Bridgeport Basics – is a parent education campaign designed to promote

The Children’s Movement keeps its focus on success for all children

GV Wire What would you do if you had $250 million to spend on early childhood services? Linda Gleason, founding director of The Children’s Movement of Fresno, said that question turned out to be a stumper, at least initially, for

Opinion: Partners needed to fight homelessness

Jackson Free Press I read with great interest Aliyah Veal’s recent article, “Collaboration Key to Ending Homelessness?” I think her question is on target: Research does, in fact, prove that collaboration is the key to ending homelessness. However, more collaborative

Rural Accelerator Initiative launched in Cocke County

The Newport Plain Talk The first community stakeholder meeting to launch the new Rural Accelerator Initiative in Cocke County was held on June 27. While the initiative broadly seeks to accelerate progress toward cradle-to-career outcomes for all students in Cocke

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