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ERIC Number: EJ832261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Working Hand in Hand
Portnoy, Sean
T.H.E. Journal, v35 n11 p32-37 Nov 2008
In this article, the author talks about Urban Tech, a New York City-based organization that works with schools to teach students the life skills it believes are necessary for academic achievement and workforce readiness. Its Youth Leadership Academy program uses a variety of computer-based, interactive elements to educate students on such topics as personal appearance and substance abuse prevention. Urban Tech is a shining example of the kinds of partnerships developing between school systems and community organizations to provide instructional support to K-12 students, as well as help get computers and internet access to lower-income families where no such resources were before. The author also discusses the factors that make a successful technology-based partnership between a school district and a community organization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York