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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Grants to this Grantee
for implementation and replication of instructional reforms in developmental education
Fewer than half of all students entering college graduate in a timely fashion. For those in community colleges, completing remedial education is one of the biggest barriers to a degree. This grant would help the Community College Research Center study and replicate deeper learning interventions that improve community college completion rates among underprepared students. The Center will (1) help expand three intervention models with high potential to eleven colleges in up to five states, (2) forge a partnership with community college reform initiatives to adopt these models, and (3) conduct impact and implementation studies of the results.
for support of research on the impact of the Reimaging Education Summer Institute
Teachers College, Columbia University has faculty experts on issues of race and education whose work in the field individually and collectively seeks to reimagine education for a more racially just society. The Reimagining Education Summer Institute seeks to provide the knowledge, support, and community of professionals needed to become a racially literate, culturally relevant, and anti-racist educator. This grant will support research into understanding how educators that have attended the institute take lessons back and implement systemic school site and district-level transformations. (Substrategy: Educator Capacity)
for support to advance civic education and close civic education opportunity gaps
The Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, champions children’s right to a meaningful opportunity to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and civic participation. The center’s previous efforts to prepare all students for civic participation and to close civic education opportunity gaps have included state-level civic education equity initiatives in several states. This grant will support a coalition of students, parents, and educators in New York that will publish a media literacy report and engage stakeholders with their findings.