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Conway-Turner, Katherine S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Urban institutions are typically located in diverse and vibrant cities. This diversity has changed over the decades, thus requiring campuses to address the complexity that is seen as these new American cities evolve. In this article the city of Buffalo is discussed as a city that manifests a continuous change in population diversity with a…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Refugees, Immigrants, Outreach Programs
Cram, Bridgette; Béjar, Elizabeth – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
To increase equitable postsecondary access and success outcomes it is critical to address the college preparedness gap. While Florida International University (FIU) continues to improve retention and graduation gaps for currently enrolled students, it became evident that the university could play a larger role in preparing high school students for…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
Tapprich, William; Grandgenett, Neal; Leas, Heather; Rodie, Steve; Shuster, Robert; Schaben, Chris; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
STEM faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have partnered with teachers and administrators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to implement a Teacher-Researcher Partnership Program. This program establishes resources and infrastructure that engage K-12 science teachers in scientific research experiences. In the first implementation of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Kinders, Mark A.; Pope, Myron L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The University of Central Oklahoma's new strategic plan sought to increase its connection to the emerging Hispanic community in Oklahoma City. Simultaneously, the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was seeking a higher education partner. This case study describes resulting new programs for Hispanic students and businesses. The…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship
Johnson, Lawrence; Jorgenson, Simon N.; Sharp, Michael J.; Burris, Shane – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Under the leadership of the University of Cincinnati, a unique, systemic collaboration of educational, business, nonprofit, civic and philanthropic organizations from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is addressing the challenges facing urban children and youth. Called Strive, it seeks to create a seamless educational pipeline beginning at birth,…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Youth, Access to Education
Dean, Diane R.; Levine, Arthur – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
This article addresses the checkered history of school-college reform initiatives with regard to increasing college access among low-income youth. It considers what is missing in the reform movement and why policymakers and funders have grown impatient. Focusing on what is possible, this article suggests what is needed, recommending three…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College School Cooperation, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Kennedy, Brianna – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
The burgeoning field of Out-of-School Time provides academic and social services to K-12 students during the time that they are not in school. Hundreds of service providers offer a range of programs that target various student populations. Many tools exist to measure program performance, but no uniform evaluation methods exist to inform funders…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Articulation (Education)
Hays, James M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
With the 1984 publication of "A Nation at Risk" the K-12 school reform movement was launched. The report predicted that, if the United States was to maintain its global economic leadership, a rigorous curriculum in primary and secondary schools would be necessary to prepare students for a productive college academic experience. Nearly 22…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation
Rousseau, Sylvia – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
"No Child Left Behind" legislation requiring states to publicize annual test scores has heightened the nation's awareness of large academic achievement disparities among America's students. Statistics reveal disproportionately low college admission rates among African American and Latino students. The nation cannot afford to face the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Bepko, Gerald L.; Payne, Sylvia M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes the partnerships developed by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with public schools and community organizations to improve urban student performance through teacher education and full-service schools (schools that offer a wrap-around of services to eliminate or minimize socioeconomic or health-related barriers to…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Howey, Kenneth R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Identifies long-standing and pervasive issues related to the preparation of teachers, especially for high-poverty urban schools. Simplistic views of teachers and teacher education prevail, and a second constraining factor is the lack of understanding of the fundamental relationship between the scope and nature of teacher preparation and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty, Teacher Education, Urban Schools
Tyler, Jean B.; Haberman, Martin – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Examined education-community partnerships from the viewpoint of the community partners. Analyses based on three education-community partnerships, two successful and one failed, show the importance of understanding motivations and expectations. Describes lessons learned through such partnerships. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Motivation
Langenberg, Donald N. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes the origin and evolution of the P-16 movement in education, which is based on the premise that all education, from preschool through college, ought to function as an integrated system. Describes some of the issues likely to affect the movement and the progress of urban universities over the next few years. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities
Brown, Thomas; Jay, Gregory; Terrell, Darrell – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes an experiment in K-16 collaboration that is taking place on the Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin. Public school "teachers-in-residence" undertake a 2-year stint at a university program dedicated to mainstreaming multiculturalism in undergraduate education and help create courses for future urban educators. (SLD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities
Fox, Jill; Alder, Nora; Fitrer, Harold; McLeod, Alan – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes partnership efforts between the Richmond Public Schools, Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University that have focused on the needs of urban schools. Describes challenges that remain with regard to preparing teachers, mentoring beginning teachers, and retaining experienced teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Partnerships in Education
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