"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Community Education Coalition

Location: Columbus, IN

Website: www.educationcoalition.com

The Community Education Coalition (CEC) of Columbus, Indiana, is a nationally recognized partnership of education, business, and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Columbus, Indiana and region's community learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life. This site is intended to be an informational resource for both the Community Education Coalition and the Columbus Learning Center facility.

As you visit the site, please note the links to our Community Education Coalition partner Web sites and resource information to enrich educational and career opportunities for all in our community.

Community Education Coalition Strategic Goals:

- Promote the value and importance of a seamless learning system that offers accessible, affordable education for students of all ages

- Serve as an advocate for excellence in education

- Foster collaboration to advance student achievement across the entire learning system (Pre-K through grade 16 and beyond)

- Strongly support and encourage partners as they attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty

- Serve as a catalyst for establishing Columbus as a regional center for higher education and workforce development

- Foster a stronger linkage between economic development and education initiatives

- Foster efficient and effective use of resources; supporting complementary services

- Evaluate and measure educational system progress against goals and report regularly to the community

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