Welcome to this issue of our Illinois State UniversityStatewide Standard. This particular issue will likely become oneofmy favorite issues for one very special reason: the partnerships theme touches upon one ofour most significant college initiatives. Partnerships withPre-kindergarten through grade twelve (PK-12) schools,community development agencies, corporate associations,international connections, and a wide array of other partnership models comprise an enormous amount ofour work and resulting success that we experience as westrive to improve student achievement in schools and universities.This interaction with different stakeholders hasbecome the way that we do business in teacher education at Illinois State University, and it works!
Within these pages you will read about how we infuse our educator preparation programs with hundreds and thousands of intersecting exchanges between our students, faculty, staff and public/private PK-12 school partners. Read more of Statewide Standard