Cincinnati’s efforts to improve academic achievement in the region’s urban core received recognition this past weekend by NBC’s Education Nation. Highlighted by NBC are the many improvements seen throughout the community, including a nine percent increase in kids ready to enter kindergarten and a 24 percent increase in eighth grade math scores.
NBC’s story talked about the importance of early childhood educators, school district superintendents, college and university presidents, business and nonprofit leaders coming together along with community and corporate funders to develop a shared vision and a set of shared goals. Public private partnerships, such as The Strive Partnership, offer a new way of leveraging a community’s collective resources to meet many of the challenges that exist in education today.
It’s the commitment to collaborative action and “wrap around services” that makes Cincinnati stand out. It’s why we’re seeing success. Education Nation offers our community’s unique approach as a way to transform the larger system of education and support students throughout the entire education continuum, cradle to career.
Watch it here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/49137576#49137576
Learn more here: http://www.educationnation.com/casestudies/cincy/index.html
This guest post was written by Nia Williams, Strive Partnership Fellow. The Strive Partnership is the cradle to career collective impact effort based in Greater Cincinnati.