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The literature suggests that firms cannot be competitive if their business and information technology strategies are not aligned. Yet achieving strategic alignment continues to be a major concern for business executives. A number of alignment models have been offered in the literature, primary among them the strategic alignment model (SAM). However, there(More)
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Executive Summary This report proposes a model curriculum that can be used to integrate computer science fluency and competency throughout primary and secondary schools, both in the U.S. and throughout the world. It is written in response to the pressing need to provide academic coherence to the rapid growth of computing and technology in the modern world,(More)
Research continues to try and pinpoint the etiological role of particular genes and brain structure in autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), but despite a host of biological, genetic and neuropsychological research, the symptom profile of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are not yet linked to etiological theory. Debate continues around whether or not(More)
Throughout our country, states and communities are struggling with the complex challenges of ensuring the safety and well-being of children in the child welfare system, and many states, including Florida, are experimenting with various types of privatization of child welfare services. This evaluation report examines the status of Community-Based Care (CBC)(More)
This special session will report on the work of the ACM K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Committee, which recently completed the design of a K-12 model curriculum [1]. This session is a follow-up to our special session at SIGCSE 2003, which presented the first draft of that curriculum design. This session differs from that one by emphasizing the next steps(More)
However, the views and opinions expressed in this manuscript are strictly those of the authors. While it is generally acknowledged that student learning is better achieved through a dynamic process that engages student motivation and active learning (Bonwell Tagg 2003), colleges and universities are still far from adequately providing such learner-centered(More)
• One of Florida's responses to ensuring the safety and well being of children in its child welfare system is Community-Based Care (CBC). The purpose of CBC is to: 1) improve the safety and well being of children; 2) create community ownership around child welfare issues; 3) shift the responsibility for direct service delivery in child welfare from DCF to(More)