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ERIC Number: ED457252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Partnerships 2000: A Decade of Growth and Change.
Ferguson, Maria Voles, Ed.
This report presents data from a survey of school partnerships that described the current national status of partnerships in schools, measured growth in partnerships through the 1990s, provided data on trends in partnership objectives and activities over 10 years, and related changes in partnerships to major education reform issues. Surveys were sent to 1,641 districts nationwide. Results show that over the past 10 years, partnerships have expanded significantly and are now involving community partners to address key issues such as school safety, professional development, technology, standards, and literacy. School districts are also partnering to improve graduation rates, school-to-work transition, and citizenship. The survey shows that school district partners have changed over the past 10 years. Small businesses and parent organizations are now the most prevalent of school partners, and community organizations are expanding this sponsorship greatly. School partnerships are supporting parents and families, a child's first teachers. Partnerships are responding to the changing needs of society and promoting a circle of giving among communities. Four appendixes present the technical design and methods, the survey, the measures, and the status, sponsors, and focus of partnerships. (Contains 29 charts, 6 tables, and 10 references.) (SM)
National Association of Partners in Education, 901 North Pitt Street, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($17.95). Tel: 703-836-4880; Fax: 703-836-6941; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Partners in Education, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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