Below is a sampling of our applied research in education policy.
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Central Ohio School and Business Partnerships: Shared and Divergent Perspectives
In spring of 2015, the central Ohio region sponsored two surveys, conducted by APRI, to generate data pertaining to K-12 school-business partnerships:
- All 67 superintendents in central Ohio were invited to participate in the survey – 24 responded
- The business survey was distributed to all private businesses in the advanced manufacturing, information technologies, logistics, and health care industries throughout central Ohio.
- The survey yielded over 300 business responses. Throughout these replies, several themes emerged indicating critical differences in partnership perceptions and implementations.
- The two sectors identify similar tools to enhance partnerships.
APRI, (then CUPA), worked with the Yellow Springs School Board and administration to develop a strategic plan for the district meant to serve as a guide for reinvention to meet the following priorities:
- Priority 1: Make sure students succeed
- Priority 2: Create and innovative teaching and learning model
- Priority 3: Develop high performing and diverse faculty, staff, and administrators
- Priority 4: Fund the future
- Priority 5: Ensure a functional and supportive learning infrastructure
- Priority 6: Explore New Structures for the educational system