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

Human resources executive joins leadership team at nonprofit StriveTogether

Kevin D. Sansberry II brings experience in leadership development and talent management to new role as vice president of people, values and culture at national organization CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data

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

Higher Expectations initiative to help unemployed single mothers, their children

The Journal Times Higher Expectations for Racine County is launching an initiative to help local single mothers gain sustaining employment, while also preparing their children for academic success. Higher Expectations, an organization with the mission of establishing a fully capable

Collective impact: Why a Cincinnati mom matters to Steve Ballmer

The Cincinnati Enquirer Let me explain how former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is connected to a lady who is in the first trimester of her pregnancy in Cincinnati but hasn’t seen a medical provider yet. Ballmer Group, the

Wisconsin partnerships will be focusing on education

Milwaukee Courier Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Partnership announced that StriveTogether awarded them approximately $350,000 in grant money. The partnership, which consists of Milwaukee Succeeds, Higher Expectations for Racine County, Achieve Brown County, Building Our Future and the University of

Group of education nonprofits awarded $1 million to improve outcomes

Milwaukee Business News National education nonprofit StriveTogether will award $1 million over three years to a coalition of regional education organizations working to advance changes in state policy and use data to improve student outcomes. Read more

Spartanburg Academic Movement gets extra funding to help county’s poorest schools

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal The Spartanburg Academic Movement just got a shot in the arm from a national nonprofit that will be used to directly help students in the county’s four highest poverty schools. Read more