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Kennedy, Brianna – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
The burgeoning field of Out-of-School Time provides academic and social services to K-12 students during the time that they are not in school. Hundreds of service providers offer a range of programs that target various student populations. Many tools exist to measure program performance, but no uniform evaluation methods exist to inform funders…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Articulation (Education)
Stein, Robert B. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Missouri's diverse autonomous education system has embarked on a collaborative journey stimulated by average student performance, need for better college preparation, and concerns for a better-prepared workforce. Leaders from education, business, and government are collectively emphasizing a seamless educational system. Mathematics is the focus of…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
Shapiro, Nancy S.; Haeger, John – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
The unique partnership of the University System of Maryland, Maryland State Department of Education, and Maryland Higher Education Commission has created rich opportunities for collaboration to improve K-16 education and articulation. The relationships and the results in mathematics and writing are described, with Towson University offered as a…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, College School Cooperation
Henry, Ronald J.; Kettlewell, Jan S. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Georgia's P-16 Initiative is a strategy to address low aspirations/underpreparedness of students in Georgia's public education systems. Lessons learned from statewide, local, and university partnerships have led to strategies that promise to improve and sustain student success at all levels. Focus is on closing the gap between what children are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College School Cooperation
Edgert, Penny; Polkinghorn, Robert, Jr. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
The California Education Round Table has been the principal organizing entity for much of the collaboration between precollegiate and postsecondary education systems in the state. A cornerstone of this system, the California Subject Matter Projects, a K-18 entity, provides discipline-specific, standards-based professional development for teachers.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Articulation (Education)
Minear, Dorothy J. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Details Florida's accomplishments and challenges as policymakers and educators focus on increasing student achievement through higher student and teacher standards, assessment, and accountability mechanisms. Already recognized for its articulation procedures, Florida continues to improve and expand partnerships and agreements between and among…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Agency Cooperation
Harrington, Kate – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
In 1998, the first administration of the Massachusetts Educator Certification Test caused a furor. The initial decision to go forward with a statewide test, choice of vendor, decision surrounding the test's development, and the consequences of test administration are described. The Massachusetts experience teaches some important lessons that may…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, College School Cooperation
Bristol, Jack – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
The University of Texas at El Paso has provided leadership and support for several collaborative K-16 reform activities. A closed-loop, K-12, preservice teacher preparation system supported by generous extramural funding has provided the university, community college, and local schools with opportunities for conversation, shared vision, and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, College Role, College School Cooperation
Coble, Charles R. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
The University of North Carolina developed a plan emphasizing strategic involvement of school districts and communities in preparation of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. The likelihood of long-term success increases as partners and stakeholders understand the factors contributing to successful partnerships. In the most…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation