ERIC Number: ED453738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Highway to Higher Ed: How Collaborative Efforts Are Changing Education in America.
Kleiman, Neil Scott
Education advocates nationwide are taking heart in signs that collaboration and coordination are beginning to ease the transition to higher education. Nowhere is this positive trend more pronounced than New York City, where the collaboration between public schools and higher education, also known as P-16, is becoming more frequent. The P-16 model is aimed at removing obstacles in the education system that prevent students from progressing from one grade to the next. A year-long investigation of P-16 efforts in New York City revealed many accomplishments. Expansion of the College Now program, which links City University of New York (CUNY) faculty and administrators to virtually every general high school in the city, is producing more high school graduates and better prepared graduates. A teacher education "czar" has been hired to coordinate and restructure teacher education at CUNY. The New York State Regents tests have been aligned with CUNY's college placement examination, allowing students to avoid being double tested. Improved education in other areas with P-16 initiatives, notably Georgia and Texas, has resulted from these collaborative efforts. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education
For full text: http://www.nycfuture.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for an Urban Future, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)