Looking through Google Glass to the future of learning

by Mary Kenkel September 9, 2014

  It felt like a scene from The Jetsons… but instead of hanging out in Orbit City with aerocars and flying saucers, we were lunching around the conference table in the KnowledgeWorks board room, trying out the revolutionary Google Glass. Thanks to Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Applied Informatics, KnowledgeWorks staff had the chance to […]

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Home Sweet Home and HB 597

by Matt Williams September 2, 2014

In my home state of Ohio, the General Assembly is currently advancing a Common Core repeal and replace bill. We’ve seen these in other states like Oklahoma and North Carolina. The bill in Oklahoma led to the repeal and replacement of the Common Core in the Sooner state and the loss of the state’s NCLB […]

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Investors: Roll Up Your Sleeves!

by Judy Peppler August 11, 2014

StriveTogether’s new paper, “The Role of Investors: Lessons Learned on Critical Roots that Drive Quality Collective Impact,” focuses on how investors can best contribute to the work of cradle-to-career partnerships. Read it here. Throughout my career, I’ve played both a funder and an investor role in collective impact work. I’ve seen examples of good – […]

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Insight from recent White House, U.S. Department of Education forum

by Mary Kenkel August 8, 2014

The forum, which took place last week, focused on “Strengthening Partnerships Across K-12, Higher Education, and Communities for College Access and Success.” It’s no secret that communities can boost education initiatives through innovation and community partnerships. For years, we’ve been doing this work through our subsidiaries, EDWorks and StriveTogether. And now, the White House and […]

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Race to the Top Flashback

by Jesse Moyer August 7, 2014

Last week, several of my favorite blogs wrote about Race to the Top’s (RTT) five-year anniversary: Education Week’s Politics K-12 and Rick Hess Straight Up. Because the data on the program is still inconclusive, I think it’s too soon to tell whether the program “worked” or not. What I do think is interesting to look […]

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Welcoming Bridge to Success to the Cradle to Career network

by Judy Peppler July 15, 2014

  Waterbury, Conn., had cause for celebration last week. With engagement from business, philanthropy, civic, non-profit, faith-based, early childhood, k-12 and post-secondary education, healthcare, parents and students, the entire community has bridged cross-sector gaps and joined hands to support their students from cradle to career. Last week, I attended a Bridge to Success Community Partnership […]

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