OHIO, TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA
Bouncing back from the pandemic in Ohio, Texas and California
StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network communities rallied during the pandemic behind a shared conviction that race, ethnicity or place should not determine a child’s ability to survive a crisis that disrupted learning for millions.
Communities with a solid civic infrastructure are starting to see academic outcomes bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels. See how outcomes are bouncing back in Ohio, Texas and California.
The COVID-19 pandemic widened economic and educational gaps, causing student progress to regress across Dayton and neighboring communities.
Because of the strong civic infrastructure created by Learn to Earn Dayton and its regional partners, the community is bouncing back from the pandemic.
Dallas County lost almost a decade of academic progress during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, communities with a solid civic infrastructure are starting to see academic outcomes bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels.
In Lancaster, Texas, the school district’s strategies, investment in reading infrastructure, and centralized learning recovery lessons fueled significant academic gains. The Commit Partnership, a Cradle to Career Network member, provided data to help Lancaster ISD understand student progress and how it compared to other Dallas County districts. Now, Commit is working to ensure the strategies used at Lancaster are replicated across the region.
Marin Promise Partnership was established more than a decade ago to address educational gaps so more students in Marin County, California are college ready. Over the years, they have worked with schools and community partners to help students navigate the college application process.
Because of this civic infrastructure, Marin County’s college and career readiness rates are already rebounding from the pandemic and surpassing state averages.