Applied Policy Research Institute, Wright State University
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.
Center for Urban and Public Affairs, Wright State University
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