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Local - New York City
The Office of School and Community Partnerships
(OSCP) collects information on outreach programs, special projects, research efforts and teaching experiences at TC that engage students, teachers, school leaders and parents in the wider school community. This work connects to a broad spectrum of needs and interests in New York City schools, from leadership, to curriculum enrichment, health, counseling, professional development, after-school programs, arts, sport and leisure activities.
The Harlem Math and Science Partnership
The OSCP and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Columbia University have secured a $5 million grant for the work from the GE Foundation. The five-year demonstration project focuses on improving student achievement science, math, engineering, design and technology in 10 to 13 high-need Harlem schools. The project will involve curriculum alignment for math and science in grades K-12, with special attention to the needs of English language learners (ELLs). In addition, it will provide workshops for students and professional development for teachers for using inquiry-based learning.
Envision - Coalition of Latino/a Scholars (CLS)
From the CLS website:
"As part of a larger institutional initiative designed to attract more students of color, this initiative was developed to introduce our programs of study at Teachers College to Hispanic Serving Institutions. While Latino/a student representation, in general, lags nationally in higher education, representation in graduate programs is even lower. Community and Diversity at Teachers College is the responsibility of the entire TC Community, individually as well as collectively. We believe strongly in maintaining a diverse community of scholars, and we have developed this initiative addressing issues that impact Latino/a student representation in graduate education."