K-12 Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities
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9/27/2010
When: 9/27/2010
8:30 AM
Where: Rutgers University, Newark
Newark, New Jersey 
United States

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The CUMU Executive Committee is excited to announce the first Regional Facilitated Dialogue. With the theme K-12 Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities, this timely meeting will serve as a place for university presidents and leaders to share best practices associated with K-12 Partnerships. This easily accessible meeting for university leaders located in the Northeast is being hosted by Dr. Steve Diner, President of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and Chancellor of Rutgers University, Newark.

Key Highlights

  • Limited space allotted to ensure meaningful participation and discussion
  • National leader in K-12 partnerships Dr. Ira Harkavy is serving as facilitator
  • Affordable registration
  • Easily accessible location


The Facilitator and Program

Dr. Ira Harkavy, founding Director and Associate Vice President for the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will serve as the Facilitator. Dr. Harkavy is the foremost national leader working to involve colleges and universities in democratic partnerships with local public schools and their communities. Furthermore, he has written and lectured on the history and current practice of urban university-community-school partnerships and strategies for integrating university mission.

Primary Discussion Topics

  • The impact of K-12 partnerships on our urban/metropolitan communities
  • Facilitating university engagement with K-12 schools
  • University research as a tool for urban school improvement
  • Student service learning and mentoring
  • University-based charter schools and university partnership school
  • Urban teacher preparation programs
  • Increasing college access

To aid in our discussion, participants will be provided with two past Metropolitan Universities Journal issues focused on K-12 Partnerships.

  • Creating Sustainable School-University Partnerships
  • Improving the Urban Education Pipeline

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