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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
Building relationships is the essence of the community college. Higher education administrators learned long ago that building rapport with businesses, state and local government, and constituents is the best way to represent the interests of the community. But that does not make it easy. Board members come and go and the shifting dynamics of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Educational Change
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Ahmed, Nuwar – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
This article offers the author's views about the business aspects of school administration in the U.S., and discusses the mass school closures in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago. These closures were intended to improve the educational systems within those cities, yet none have benefited from these reforms. She also explains the…
Descriptors: School Closing, Resistance to Change, Cost Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
Brown, Enora – Educational Horizons, 2010
The GO-GIRL Program is a unique project, characterized by its ability to bring together pivotal elements within a youth-intervention program and foster collaboration between university and local communities in large and moderate-size urban areas through service learning. Designed to bolster the social-skill development, educational outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Females