Bridging the Science Gap
Published in TC Today - Volume 30, No. 1
11/21/2005 3:40:58 PM
Grant supports TC model of urban science education
The achievement gap in science between white students and African-American and Hispanic students in New York City is generally acknowledged to be as bad as or worse than the already substantial gap in math and literacy. TC's I USE Science project is working to bridge that gap by improving science education in public schools. The program is getting results, and a $200,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
Founded by Professor Angela Calabrese Barton in 2001, I USE Science is a project of TC's Urban Science Education Center. It uses a curriculum especially designed for urban children to engage them in the sciences as it helps to train and retain their teachers by providing professional development. The Hearst Foundation award will support the program as it serves more than 4,000 children and 65 teachers in Harlem, Washington Heights, the Upper West Side and the South Bronx.previous page