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Center for Urban Educational Excellence


 Centers of Excellence
 School of Education
 Center for Urban Educational Excellence
 Educational Leadership


Overview


The mission of the School of Education's Center for Urban Educational Excellence is to help resolve educational disparities in K-12 urban schools. Toward this end, the Center will serve as a research clearinghouse and think tank on issues germane to the education and socialization of African American children and other underserved populations. The Center will house an endowed chair and a visiting practitioner, and engage in the following activities:

  • Generate equity research that examines the education and socialization of African American children and other underserved children and the quality of schools that serve these students;


  • Conduct, sponsor and serve as a repository of research about African American educators, particularly principals, counselors and teachers;


  • publish a quarterly policy brief on the research findings generated from the Center;


  • Publish a refereed journal focused on urban education;


  • Host a series of summer Urban School Leadership institutes designed for pre-service and in-service teachers, counselors, and school administrators;


  • House an Executive Educator Academy that will deliver field-based certificate and degree programs tailored to the personnel needs of the sponsoring district (modeled after the Department of Educational Leadership's Leadership Development Program); and


  • Host a national annual conference for educational policymakers, legislators, business leaders, educators, and other vested stakeholders about eradicating educational disparities/inequities.