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Business and Schools

By Alyson Klein — June 14, 2011 1 min read

Business leaders can put a lasting imprint on education policy, according to a report released this month by the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank.

The specifics of a strong partnership between the business community and education vary, the report says, but businesses seeking to have a significant impact on their local schools should embrace certain strategies. They include developing a sustained partnership rather than just getting involved for brief periods, hiring an expert point-person who understands K-12 policy and can develop a relationship with district leaders, and being willing to engage in policy issues and political debates.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 15, 2011 edition of Education Week as Business and Schools

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