Teachers College, Columbia University

For Support Of A Documentary Film About Education Inequality In The U.S.

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/22/2018
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Teachers College, Columbia University is one of the premier research and teaching institutions in higher education focusing on the areas of education, psychology and health. As the Institution that is the employer of the current President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) President, Amy Stuart Wells, Teachers College will be the funding institute to house the development of a film project on the "inconvenient truth" of the gap between education policy and the research on how children learn. This film will support Hewlett's efforts to build public will, demand for a progressive vision of education that addresses inequality.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
hechingerreport.org 
Address
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 650
New York, NY 10115
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education’s scaling of African Diaspora content  
Hosted by Teachers College, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, in partnership with the African Diaspora Consortium, developed and piloted the first ever African Diaspora content. African Diaspora content is a course with curriculum and professional development that is a combination of foundational elements of research and best practices that have demonstrated promise for enhancing academic outcomes for all students, regardless of background. African Diaspora content is multidisciplinary and not solely history focused, and it is inclusive of the role of arts to communicate, connect, and uplift community. The content allows teachers to delve into topics that are culturally relevant, particularly for African-American and Afro-Latino students, and connect these themes to Advanced Placement frameworks. This grant will support the scaling of these efforts and create professional development opportunities for teachers across the country. (Substrategies: Educator Capacity and Content, Tools, and Services)

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