ERIC Number: ED455554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Southern Synergy: The Columbia Group, Business and Education Reform.
Kronley, Robert A.
The Columbia Group is a network of nine state-based organizations that are committed to promoting education reform. Each of these organizations exists and works in a specific and unique environment. Group members are essentially small nonprofit organizations with full-time staffs. The significant success that Columbia Group organizations have had in influencing state policy on behalf of an education reform agenda is not a result of having large staffs or substantial resources, but rather a product of their creativity in transforming relatively small private investments into activities that benefit the public good. This documents provides a snapshot of each of the Columbia Group organizations. These portraits of the network members also demonstrate how the organizations have often adopted similar means to deal with education reform issues. (DFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Public Policy, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, Teacher Improvement
For full text: http://www.bellsouthfoundation.org//pubs/index.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.