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December 08, 2014
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Intensive Joint Efforts to Solve Big Problems Are a Work in Progress

Nathan Mandell, for The Chronicle

Jeff Edmondson is managing director of StriveTogether, a network of "cradle to career" efforts in 26 states considered one of the most expansive and prominent collective-impact endeavors.

Twenty organizations in the Portland, Ore., area offer summer programs to help prepare rising ninth-graders for high school, but their early efforts weren’t reaching enough kids at risk of dropping out.

That sobering message wasn’t delivered by a...

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