Cross-sector partnerships require a foundation of trust in order to withstand external shocks and achieve impact. This publication describes how the Central Ohio Partnership for College and Career Readiness Expansion evolved over a five-year grant period to create stronger collaboration across all partners and how the purpose of the work became even clearer in a time of national crisis.
Transforming traditional high schools to better prepare all graduates to succeed both in college and the new world of work is a daunting task. But it can be done—and in a relatively short period of time. This report shows how one of the largest school districts in Ohio has doubled college course taking and raised expectations for all students by systematically changing the culture of its high schools in three years.
Seven school districts in the Central Ohio Partnership for College and Career Readiness Expansion (CCRE) are collaborating to increase educational achievement and close equity gaps. The districts will implement early college design principles. This brief, the first of a series, describes the history of cross-sector collaboration in central Ohio and the origins of the CCRE, and offers recommendations for other colleges.