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…

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 Achieve Brown County, has received nearly $350,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring…

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 and employed Racine County workforce, will fund the initiative with an up to $500,000-per-year, three-year…