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Partnerships with local businesses can be an invaluable non-financial resource for schools. School-Business partnerships bring business people into schools to work with students, teachers, and administrators on projects to help improve the school and student achievement. The goal of these projects is often to help give students and teachers a realistic picture of the business world and of the preparation students need for success. They can help supplement classroom study with relevant learning experiences in business and industry and give business people an understanding of how the education system works. The following resources may help schools build and improve school/business partnerships.
These two checklists contain ideas to inspire businesses and schools to think about what they might contribute to a school-business partnership.
This checklist provides indicators the school-business partnership is effective.
Partnerships in Education, The Education Alliance, 2002
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