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ERIC Number: EJ1007036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
High-Tech Partnerships Mean Business
Schachter, Ron
District Administration, v49 n1 p48-52 Jan 2013
It's not news that public school districts have maintained productive relationships with the business community over the years. In Ohio, Cincinnati Bell recently helped a failing high school in the Cincinnati Public Schools transform itself into an information technology academy by providing student internships, a fleet of volunteer mentors, and college scholarships, not to mention five computer labs. Nowadays, some of the most promising and impactful partnerships involve high profile, high-tech companies bent on transforming teaching and learning in the classroom. At the same time, say representatives from Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, and other leading technology providers, their expanding relationship with school districts is allowing their companies to "road test" their latest products, as well as practice corporate responsibility. These "win/win" relationships are developing at a time when school districts--beset by shrinking resources and a mandate to teach 21st-century skills--most need the assistance. (Contains 7 online resources.)
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Language: English
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