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The National Equity Standards

10. Parents/caregivers, community organizations, business/industry, and schools work together as partners to promote academic achievement and inclusive learning environments


Work-Related Equity Standards (For Community Organizations, Business, Labor, and Industry): #3

[#3 Among the educational reform efforts sweeping our country today, one of the most critical is the effort to make curriculum more relevant to the lives of students by using the community or workplace as a learning environment. Professional programs and career education programs have successfully used cooperative education, work experience, and internship experience for many years to promote student learning. Currently, the national School-to-Work and Service-Learning initiatives acknowledge and utilize the community and workplaces for relevance in learning. As more students enter external environments for learning, it is imperative that those environments also adhere to the same quality standards as traditional school environments. In addition to the relevant System-Building Standards already identified, the following standards are recommended as guidelines to those community and business enterprises who wish to promote the best quality learning for students.]


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