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Tapprich, William; Grandgenett, Neal; Leas, Heather; Rodie, Steve; Shuster, Robert; Schaben, Chris; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
STEM faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have partnered with teachers and administrators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to implement a Teacher-Researcher Partnership Program. This program establishes resources and infrastructure that engage K-12 science teachers in scientific research experiences. In the first implementation of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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)
McWilliams, Tennant S.; Lewis, Barbara A. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1994
Local educational reform efforts involving school systems, higher education, and the community must address educational pipelines through college and systemic deterrents like health, stress, and violence. A sense of moral imperative will bind collaborators in a new spirit of cohesiveness and community. Educational reform efforts in Birmingham…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges
Teitel, Lee – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1994
A "10% solution" to systematic coordination of university collaborations with local schools involves a decentralized approach with incentives and a focus for coordination. The overall effect is that the institution lays out no additional cash, redirects funds to support coordination, and intensifies and focuses scattered efforts for…
Descriptors: Centralization, College Role, College School Cooperation, Coordination
Haycock, Kati – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1994
Earlier patterns of college school partnerships do not meet today's needs. Partnerships should promote preschool through college level reform because elementary and secondary school education are inextricably bound up with college education. In six cities, Community Compacts are bringing together leaders from higher education, elementary secondary…
Descriptors: College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Programs, Educational Change
Brown, Nevin – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1994
University collaboration with local public school systems in Birmingham (Alabama), El Paso (Texas), Hartford (Connecticut), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Providence (Rhode Island), and Pueblo (Colorado) have brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders to work on systemic K-16 education reform with a focus on poor and minority children. (JB)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Role, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Design
Smith, Robert B. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1994
Weber State University (WSU) in Utah adopted, as part of its mission, increased collaboration with schools to influence the quality of precollege education. Sixteen formal partnerships with local teachers and school districts have affected interactions among faculty, sense of institutional mission, public perceptions of WSU and the professional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Relations
Renick, James C.; Cadenas, Hortensia B. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1994
George Mason University's (GMU) (Virginia) successful Early Identification Program includes alliances with three public school districts to foster early, consistent intervention, and to encourage and motivate at-risk minority students to complete a college preparatory curriculum and enroll in colleges. GMU guarantees admission to participants who…
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, College Admission, College Preparation, College Role