Online series examines business-education partnerships.Business Roundtable Business Roundtable (BRT), an association consisting of the chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations that was founded in 1972 through the merger of the three preexisting business organizations. , an association of 160 leading U.S. corporate CEOs, launched in January an online series showcasing examples of how U.S. businesses and education communities are working together to raise student achievement. The group has been committed to America's students and improving U.S. education performance since the 1983 publication of A Nation at Risk and in general advocates public policies that ensure rigorous U.S. economic growth.
The series, titled "The Intersection," currently consists of reports researched and written by David T. Kearns David T. Kearns (born August 11, 1930) is an American businessman who was CEO of Xerox Corporation (1982-1990) and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (1991-1993). , former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and former CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Xerox Corporation (company) XEROX Corporation -
See also XEROX PARC, XEROX Network Services. . Kearns will travel around the country to examine a variety of successful business-education partnerships.
The first article in the series discusses the role the business community has played in the development of High Tech High, a public charter school in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. . High Tech High, according to according to
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3. its Web site, www.hightechhigh.org, was originally conceived in 1996 by a group of about 40 civic and technology industry leaders assembled by the Economic Development Corporation and the Business Roundtable's San Diego branch. The school was created to be a place where students could be passionate about learning and acquire the basic skills of work and citizenship.
"There are natural synergies that exist between these two worlds," says Kearns. "As a former leader in business and national educational policy, I know firsthand that when business and education intersect, our students have additional opportunities to succeed."