PK-16 Partnerships and Initiatives - UW System
Academic and Student Services (ACSS) has identified PK-16 as a major priority, with an emphasis on higher education and PK-12 schools as components of an interdependent educational system. We share in the responsibility to ensure the components work together for the educational benefit of students and in the support of rigorous academic standards.
Current PK-16 partnerships and initiatives include:
- The Teacher Quality Initiative, an exploration of quality issues related to teacher preparation.
- The Wisconsin PK-16 Leadership Council - Participating in a national network of state PK-16 councils.
- The Institute for Urban Education, with the goal of creating a residential educator preparation program for initial preparation of educators, for in-service teachers, and for scholars with a focus on urban education.
- Coordinating the Wisconsin ESEA Title II Improving Teacher Quality (WITQ) Higher Education Professional Development Competitive Grants Program - for improving the teaching of mathematics, science, and other core subjects at the K-12 level in Wisconsin's public and private schools.
Academic Affairs is committed to engaging in these activities collaboratively with our educational partners in Wisconsin such as the Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the TEACH (Technology for Educational Achievement) Board, private colleges and universities, educational associations, and faculty and administrators from PK-12 schools throughout the state.