This is a great article profiling three examples of business/education partnerships, what’s working and what’s not.
Here are some of the highlights.
Business/education partnerships should:
• Be set up so that all aspects of the project are transparent to outsiders, even if corporations profit from the R&D
• Foster experimentation, because it is not always clear in advance which ideas and projects will work best
• Establish in-depth training for every new technology, with businesspeople and educators learning from each other
• Bring together school leaders, teachers, nonprofits, and business collaborators to brainstorm and plan innovative efforts
• Focus attention on the problems that school leaders and teachers identify as important
• Foster a participative staff and student culture that echoes the best of the business culture around them
• Document successes and failures so that other schools can learn from them.
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