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Cooperation between industry and education has existed quietly for many years, but recently, commission and task-force reports have begun to examine the effectiveness of such partnership programs. For the most part, the activities arising from these alliances have been found to be limited in scope and to have only a short-term impact.
At the turn of this century, the United States became the first Western nation to recognize the need for a separate educational unit between elementary school and high school. National reports of the day pointed to the need for bridging that gap, and the junior high school was born.
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