MIDLAND, Mich. - Northwood University faculty will teach introductory economics to students at Cornerstone Schools as well as offer programs for school alumni in a new partnership between the educational institutions, according to the Midland Daily News and a press release from the university.

Northwood faculty will work with eighth-grade students at Cornerstone campuses in Detroit each Friday, according to the Daily News, presenting an introductory course called "Enterprise and Entrepreneurship." The course is designed to teach students to understand and appreciate the principles of an open market economy and to develop entrepreneurial projects, the press release said. On Saturdays, Cornerstone alumni will be invited to hear guest speakers and join discussion groups on economics and entrepreneurship with visiting Northwood students.

The Foundation for Economic Education is contributing books to the program, the release said, and eighth-graders who complete the course successfully will be eligible for Northwood scholarships.

Cornerstone Schools is an independent, urban school system based in the Detroit area.

SOURCES:
The Midland Daily News, "Northwood forms partnership with Cornerstone schools," Oct. 31, 2008 (Subscription required)

Northwood University, "Northwood University and Cornerstone Schools announce an educational partnership," Oct. 22, 2008

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Report, "Economic education: Is the glass half full or half empty?" Nov. 14, 2007

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