Grant will fund ROC the Future’s reading and literacy initiative

Rochester Business Journal ROC the Future, a community-wide initiative that engages more than 100 organizations and individuals to collectively improve academic outcomes for students, has received a grant of nearly $75,000 from StriveTogether. Read more

United Way of Southeastern Idaho receives $150,000 grant

Local News 8 The United Way of Southeastern Idaho received a $150,000 grant from StriveTogether, which will be put to use on the organization’s cradle-to-career program. Read more

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