StriveTogether Executive Director Jeff Edmondson to lead philanthropy for organization led by Steve and Connie Ballmer

Founder and leader to depart June 30; the Ballmer Group announces major investment in StriveTogether CINCINNATI, OHIO — Jeff Edmondson, founder and executive director of StriveTogether, announced today that he will be leaving the organization to become managing director of The Ballmer Group, the organization created by Steve and Connie Ballmer to direct their philanthropic…

StriveTogether receives $7 million as it transitions to independent status to better serve communities across the country

National Cradle to Career Network of 70 communities poised for next stage of growth Cincinnati, Ohio — National, nonprofit network StriveTogether today announced its transition to independent status, becoming a 501(c)(3) organization with $1 million from KnowledgeWorks and support from key investors including the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Living Cities. To better serve communities…

StriveTogether receives $2.5 million grant through Ford Foundation initiative

National, education-focused network will use funds to support general operations, capacity building Cincinnati, Ohio — Over the next five years, national, education-focused network StriveTogether will receive $2.5 million as part of a global initiative by the Ford Foundation to strengthen organizations that work to reduce inequality. The multi-year funding commitment will enable StriveTogether to strengthen…

San Antonio districts combat chronic absenteeism to improve third-grade reading

Educative Dive Schools collect attendance every day. In Texas, the P16 Plus Council of Greater Bexar County is helping districts think about this data differently. P16 Plus unites organizations across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to work collectively toward improving student achievement in the Greater San Antonio region. Beyond San Antonio, Waterbury, CT, Albuquerque,…

2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening

Registration has now closed for the 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening. The theme this year is Be the Change: Getting Results for Every Child. Join Cradle to Career Network communities from across the country that are working to improve educational outcomes to create systems change in their communities. Come learn, share and network with…

Students show progress in annual ImpactTulsa report, but racial and socioeconomic gaps persist

Tulsa World While educational achievement gaps between socioeconomic and racial groups continue to persist, Tulsa-area students are showing progress, particularly in reading proficiency and post-secondary opportunities, according to a report released Thursday. The ImpactTulsa 2016 Community Impact Report shows recent trends in kindergarten reading readiness, third-grade reading proficiency, middle school mathematics, high school graduation and…