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

Nearly $4 million investment will expand student-centered learning

Funding supports partnerships in Chicago, Dayton (OH), Lehigh Valley (PA) and Memphis (TN) CHICAGO, IL — Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether today announced four communities across the country will receive a combined $3.75 million to implement student-centered

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

2019 Cradle to Career Network Convening

When we’re united, we become unstoppable. Join us this September in Washington, D.C., for the 10th annual Cradle to Career Network Convening — a gathering of changemakers united in the work of breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for every

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