"Striving" to help schools, students succeed

In his guest column for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Richard Lee Colvin highlights four ways that Cincinnati's Strive Partnership stands out from the crowd. These consist of partners gathering around a common goal, establishing performance targets, understanding the importance of data, and having a strong, sustained civic leadership to support the work.

Colvin, Executive Director of Education Sector, commends the efforts in Cincinnati: "Like many areas, Cincinnati recognizes that the strength of the local economy will depend in large measure on improving the skills of its workforce.... Area leaders also recognize, as do those elsewhere, that improving educational outcomes is critical to success. But, unlike many other communities, Cincinnati has not burdened its schools with the sole responsibility for addressing the problem."

To read the full column, follow this link: 'Striving' to help Schools, Students Succeed

To learn more about the in-depth report from Education Sector on Strive, read our news post: Striving for Student Success: A Model of Shared Accountability