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Superintendents Want Deeper Business-education Engagement


April 23, 2014


Superintendents Want Deeper Business-education Engagement

Businesses are engaging with school districts, according to 95 percent of superintendents in a recent survey from Harvard Business School and The Boston Consulting Group. But only 12 percent perceived that engagement occurring on a deep level. Business engagement through donations and by supporting individual students is much more prevalent than participation in curriculum design, teacher development or district-wide management assistance.

Most superintendents would like to see more employer engagement and viewed these relationships positively. However, only 10 percent reported a formal evaluation of business-education partnerships.

In addition, as other recent polls have demonstrated, academic leaders and business leaders differ on their opinions about the quality of America's PK-12 education system. Sixty-five percent of superintendents described our education system as better than that of other advanced economies; only 19 percent of business leaders agreed.

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