In an attempt to create a "Joint Center for Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship," Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the Education Industry Association (EIA) have announced a strategic partnership.
The partnership looks to facilitate relationships between EIA member companies and the School, integrate for-profit programs, products and concepts more deeply into the education sector, and create joint research and education programs.
JHU School of Education Dean David W. Andrews said:
"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.
"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."
EIA Executive Director Steven Pines said:
"The JHU School of Education is one of our nation's premier institutions for scholarship, education research, and preparation of teachers and school leaders. EIA and its members look forward to collaborating with the School to improve American education."
This announcement came at EIA's Education Industry Days Summit, an annual conference on legislature and policy in Washington, DC.
The event was used to outline what the JHU School of Education and EIA aims to achieve, including:
- The formalizing of the Joint Center for Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship to become the focal point of cooperative projects and activities between the School and EIA
- The building of partnerships between the School and EIA members in the preK-12 education marketplace
- The development of dual degree programs for the education entrepreneur in the public and private sectors
- The implementation of joint research projects and stakeholder meetings.
- The development of an education incubator/accelerator center