As you may already know, Dallas is not alone in its quest to a build a regional cradle to career educational partnership. Communities in 34 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a similar approach to better serve every child.

Once a year, the Strive Network convenes these communities from across the country to connect and share what they’re learning. Because our community has demonstrated significant progress in building this collective approach, Dallas has been selected to host this year’s convening at The Fairmont hotel on September 25-27.

Education leaders from across the state and country will be participating, including Jeff Edmondson, Nancy Zimpher, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, Data Quality Campaign, Educate Texas, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.

There will be a number of ways for local partners to participate, free of charge. Look for more communication in the weeks ahead; for now, please mark your calendars for September 25-27.