StriveTogether awards up to $7 million in grants for communities to improve results at major milestones in kids’ lives

21 cradle-to-career partnerships will advance equity and spread bold strategies to help children and families access opportunity and move up the economic ladder CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced the second set of awardees for its Cradle to…

Longtime education leader in Spartanburg County announced as board member for national nonprofit StriveTogether

Spartanburg School District 7 Superintendent Dr. Russell Booker joins organization’s board CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced Dr. Russell Booker has been elected to serve on its board of directors. Booker, superintendent of Spartanburg School District 7…

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 the table was just about anybody in town who might touch a child’s life. There…