ERIC Number: ED427126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Achieving Educational Excellence through Collaboration. National Conference Report [of the] Foundation for Excellent Schools. (Stowe, VT, November 6-7, 1998).
Foundation for Excellent Schools, Middlebury, VT.
More than 230 educators from 125 schools and communities around the country gathered for the national conference of the Foundation for Excellent Schools to exchange ideas and strategies for educational improvement. The conference theme, "Achieving Educational Excellence through Collaboration," was featured in sessions exploring the possibilities of partnerships in education. U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, discussed school and community partnerships in education as a growing trend. Other themes that were stressed in panel sessions and in individual presentations were: (1) team building and leadership as the building blocks of change; (2) the power of partnerships; (3) parents as partners; (4) the collegiate connection; (5) bringing businesses on board; (6) promoting community ties; (7) reaching out and up through service learning and peer relationships; (8) finding funding; and (9) connecting through creativity. Experiences in an Oregon school district and the exchange of experiences among New York City, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Vermont teachers are also described. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Foundation for Excellent Schools, 1634 Route 30, Middlebury, VT 05753-9264; Tel: 802-462-3170; Fax: 802-462-3180; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.fesnet.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Excellent Schools, Middlebury, VT.