The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the Education Industry Association today announced a partnership building on their individual strengths in educational instruction and reform.
Together, the School of Education and EIA, a trade association representing private providers of education services, will create a center for education innovation and entrepreneurship; facilitate relationships between EIA member companies and the School of Education; integrate for-profit programs, products and concepts more deeply into the education sector; and create joint research and education programs.
“We strongly believe that our school must develop new programs and partnerships with all components of the education sector in order to achieve our vision of realigning our profession and advancing education reform nationwide,” said David W. Andrews, dean of the School of Education. “Forming this strategic partnership with EIA will help the for-profit and not-for-profit education sectors learn from each other, and better enable us to work together for the betterment of all aspects of education.”
“The Johns Hopkins University School of Education is one of our nation’s premier institutions for scholarship, education research, and preparation of teachers and school leaders," said EIA Executive Director Steven Pines. "EIA and its members look forward to collaborating with the School to improve American education.”
Today's announcement was made during the Education Industry Days Summit, EIA’s annual legislative and policy conference in Washington, D.C.
While programmatic details will be worked out over time, the School of Education and EIA said the broad aims of the strategic partnership are to:
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education has a long history of providing innovative academic programs and applied research that have measurably improved the quality of preK-12 education, especially in the most challenged urban schools. This blend of quality and responsiveness has led to strong partnerships with school systems, other Johns Hopkins schools, national professional organizations, and governmental agencies.
The School of Education annually awards more than 500 master of education degrees in education, the largest number by any institution in Maryland. The school enrolls more than 2,000 students each year and employs approximately 65 full-time faculty.
The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All programs leading to licensure are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The SOE is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools of education by the U.S. News and World Report. For more information please visit http://education.jhu.edu/.
EIA is the leading voice for education entrepreneurs, advocating for the interests of businesses in the preK – 12 market and serving as the knowledge center which integrates best practices and research that raise student achievement through innovation and improvement strategies.