The College of Education embarked upon the creation of partner schools on November 1996. The goals of this collaboration are to improve student learning P-16, to strengthen teacher education, to promote professional development for public school and university faculty, and to strengthen joint research and inquiry. Arkansas State University and the partnership schools agree that the philosophy and concept of renewal are integral to the development of future educators who know and demonstrate best practices. Simultaneous renewal is the collaborative growth between partner schools and higher education institutions to simultaneously create and refine more effective P-16 seamless programs. By pooling our efforts and resources and embarking on simultaneous renewal through inquiry, research, and dissemination, it is our hope to better prepare educators who will in turn improve student learning across all levels and disciplines. Most importantly, the students in the teacher preparation programs benefit from having experienced supervisors who engage with the best in educational theory and experienced supervisors who engage with the daily classroom challenges of the teaching practice. This approach fosters the connection among the three main elements of a teacher's training: subject matter preparation, pedagogical training, and field experience.