Partnership is a recurring theme in education these days: partnerships between schools and communities, between colleges and nonprofit organizations, between high schools and elementary schools, and between K-12 and higher education systems. Whether one refers to the latter partnerships as K-16, Pre-K-H or K-PhD, what truly defines them is the level and type of interactions among the school, university and community.
Education Commission of the States, "Promising Practice for K-16 - Project Connect: School-University Collaboration for Service-Learning" (1999). Partnerships/Community. 13.