What if... partnerships cubed?

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What if every school had at least one partnership with a higher ed institution and at least one partnership with a corporate or non-profit organization?

*Prompted by a meeting I recently had with leaders from a national education equity organization that facilitates collaborations among charter, public, and independent schools (incidentally, it is hard to overstate how rare such collaboration is). They said that a major school district will soon announce that every one of its magnet and comprehensive high schools will:

  1. Articulate a learning theme (e.g., school for allied health, for STEM, for Design, etc.)

  2. Use that theme as the basis for a partnership with at least one college or university.

  3. Use that theme as the basis for a partnership with at least one corporation or non-profit.

Looks like private-private and public-private partnerships may be moving to the right on the Hype Cycle.

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Christian Talbot