About the Collaborative

The Collaborative for Student Success is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career.

Through capacity-building efforts with in-state organizations and collaboration with national partners, we promote fact-based public discourse and fight to advance policies that promote best practices and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.

The Collaborative is supported by both regional and national foundations, including:

  • Bloomberg Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • The Walton Family Foundation

The Team

Jim Cowen

Executive Director

Adam Ezring

Deputy Director

Tina Scott

Administrative Specialist

Joshua Parrish

Communications Manager