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ERIC Number: ED423549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Alliances and School Board Members.
Maris, Mariann
Three basic concepts help to describe the author's experience as a school board member whose "real" job is working in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a part of the academic staff: (1) personnel matters; (2) matters of budget; and (3) university/K-12 collaboration. When school boards decide that the K-12 budget is too fat and that expenses need to be cut, they look first at in-service training for teachers and staff. Three free programs planned by the Milwaukee Area Academic Alliance in English each year normally attract 60-70 teachers. English teachers from middle school through the University level exchange ideas--from schools throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. One reason for the success of the Alliance is that programs are designed to appeal to a diverse group of prospective participants. The collegial relationships that are established between college, middle and high school teachers, and school board members through the Alliance effectively diminish artificial barriers between them. (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A