Strive, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks helps communities like Boston, Dallas, Portland, Seattle and more than 90 others create a civic infrastructure to unite stakeholders around shared goals, measures and results in education
Ohio is about to embark on one of the most innovative education initiatives in the country, boosted by revenues from casino gaming and a free-market oriented executive office that is rightly calling for investments where they count the most.
The Ohio General Assembly has approved a proposal from Gov. John Kasich to designate $250 million over two years for grants to help K-12 education entities in Ohio fund projects that “aim to achieve significant advancement” in one or more of the following goals: student achievement, spending reductions, and using a greater share of resources in the classroom.
KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Policy and Communication Matt Williams is calling for earlier preparation, quick intervention and aggressive support as a way to increase college attainments for minorities in the United States.
It is remarkable what a little money and encouragement can do. Before Samsung, that school district was broker than a third-tier country singer with laryngitis. Its achievement measures were in the dumper. This project has paid off big time.
A policy paper written by KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of National Policy Lillian Pace was highlighted on the MindShift blog which covers national innovation in education. Katrina Schwartz reviews Pace’s An Emerging Role in Federal Role for Competency Education in her blog post this week titled, “Report: Federal Rules Impede Competency-Based Learning.”
Jeff Edmondson, managing director of KnowledgeWorks subsidiary Strive, will be a guest on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show Saturday, which airs weekends on the cable network from 10 a.m.-noon. Harris-Perry, a political science professor at Tulane University, has been strongly involved in… Read More