Can Government Be Run Like the Oakland A’s?

It is an ambitious goal. Moneyball for Government is a new project of Results for America. Having assembled an All-Star Bi-Partisan Team, the organization hopes to amplify the message of using data to guide policy decision-making, believing that government, at all levels, should help improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities Continue reading

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Early Stages: Implementing Collective Impact with Quality

Registration is now open for organizations interested in beginning collective impact work. Join StriveTogether in Chicago in March to meet with other communities representatives engaged in the work and emerge with your own 180-day action plan template. Continue reading

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Creating a college bound culture

WCPO and CET recently teamed up to examine the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region’s approach to improving graduation rates. Highlighting the work of the Strive Partnership the hour long video,  ”Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education,” presents a compelling overview of Continue reading

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Partnerships toward common goals

The Strive Partnership in Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky received noteworthy mention in a recent report to Arne Duncan, The Secretary of Education. Presented by The Equity and Excellence Commission, A STRATEGY FOR EDUCATION EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE, is available for review or download from the U.S. Department of Education website. Continue reading

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Community and Collective Impact – An Essential Strategy for Scaling Success

These changes all point to one obvious conclusion: communities and the organizations, businesses, and people that make them up, must become critical partners in our system. Our collective success depends on our ability to better leverage their time, expertise, and resources to scale successful education reforms. Continue reading

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Scaling Innovation to Cause Impact – Recommendations for a Second Term

The start of a second presidential term provides a key opportunity to scale innovative and evidence based practice in K-12 education across the United States. KnowledgeWorks believes there are several efforts that President Obama and the U.S. Department of Education should accelerate in order to accomplish this. Continue reading

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