Every. Student. Prepared.
Education has many stakeholders, our focus is the success of the student.
Inclusive of all students.
Business and education have an obligation to establish goals and execute on high standards of performance.
Success is the result of continuous improvement, change management and agility.
Education must operate in a way that ensures ease of access to all data, actions and outcomes.
Investments of time, talent, and treasure in education must yield results commensurate with the investments.
Students are individuals with unique talents, abilities, situations, and interests; Students should have the ability to develop their own pathways.
But those schools need help – and we need businesses to become far more active in that conversation. The future success of students, businesses and communities depends on strategic investments today, starting with a commitment to break down barriers between “the education system” and “the business community.” We have the chance to promote real understanding about what a successful future looks like and how we can achieve it by working together to prioritize education as this generation’s clean water issue.
In response to the workforce crises in Kansas and Missouri, Tyler Nottberg, Chairman & CEO of U.S. Engineering Company Holdings, along with David Oliver of Berkowitz Oliver, Jonathan Freiden, CEO of U.S. Toy & Constructive Play Things, and President Torree Pederson, founded Aligned (formerly the Alliance for Childhood Education) in October 2011.
Work as a third-party facilitator to address issues that matter most to educational achievement
Provide mentoring and career education opportunities for students and teachers
Get involved with School Board and School District decision makers to address issues
Participate at the community level to create multi-party dialogues around education
Pay attention to education policy at the Federal, State and local levels
Encourage the thoughtful investment of time, talent and treasure by businesses in education initiatives that will enhance student achievement and contribute to long-term economic development.
To this end, Aligned serves as a non-partisan convener of stakeholders that can educate and influence local, state and national policymakers on a regular basis to drive reform efforts.