Education Equity and Policy

When all students have an equal opportunity to thrive and chase their dreams, the world will be a stronger, more prosperous place for everyone. That’s why we’re working to advance education through inclusive discourse and policy that leverages the power of our innovative research and visionary community.

Get involved, find resources and learn more about this critical work at Teachers College below.

TC on the Issues

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Hate Isn’t the Answer. TC’s New Interfaith Lab Works for a World Without It.

Eliminating extremism starts with thorough research and training, the new lab led by TC’s Amra Sabic-El-Rayess poses

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Here’s How Indigenous Curriculum Can Help Students Thrive

Through her research of urban, Indigenous youth, postdoctoral fellow Rachel Talbert offers insight for educators to facilitate more honest, inclusive social studies curriculum

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5 Ways Educators Can Help Support LGBTQ+ Students

Growing up is hard enough, but a revitalized culture war poses additional challenges for queer kids. Here’s how teachers can make a difference every day.

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What Teachers Should Know About Racial & Digital Literacy, From This Honored TC Book

The critically acclaimed book from TC’s Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and Detra Price-Dennis is snagging numerous awards. Here’s what you can learn from it

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Center For Educational Equity Proposes New State Education Funding Formula and Commission to Ensure Future School Funding Equity and Adequacy

The new funding plan would replace the current Foundation Aid Formula that is set to be fully paid out in 2024

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5 Must-Read Books on Race & Inclusion for Teachers

To help support and challenge educators at the start of the school year, we asked Teachers College faculty members to share their recommendations of thoughtful, anti-racist works to inspire you professionally and beyond

Get Involved


Engage on Education Policy

Join Washington, D.C.-area alumni and current TC students enrolled in Prof. Lynn Kagan's esteemed Federal Policy Institute for an in-person networking reception and panel discussion. The panel, “Visioning the Future: Education Policy Makers Roundtable" will be moderated by David Johns, (M.A. '06, Ph.D. '22), Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition, and will feature Jordan Matsudaira, Chief Economic & Deputy Undersecretary at the US Department of Education, and Jessica Cardichon (M.A. '99, Ed.D. '03), Deputy Assistant Secretary for K-12 at the US Department of Education.

Join the TC Take Action Coalition

Join the TC Take Action Coalition to advocate for political change

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome to join.

Contact Your Representatives

Support education equity by urging the President and Congress to support student borrowers through the easy-to-use tool, VoterVoice. 


Black Education Research Center

Find research and resources rooted in improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students of African descent in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Center for Educational Equity

Explore research and information related to supporting all students’ right to the opportunity to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and civic participation.

Community College Research Center

Find information related to how leadership and faculty can help support student success at two-year colleges, a critical apparatus for equity and social mobility.

Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education

Find a breadth of research specializing in Black education and more.

National Center for Children and Families

Dive into resources related to NCCF’s research related to contemporary social and public problems affecting underserved children and families.

Reimagining Resilience

Learn about how to prevent extremism and violence through teaching.

Reimagining Education

Find information on the initiative centered on teaching, learning and leading for a racially just society. 

Event Highlights

Legislation Impacting Peace and Education

The Black Education Research Center recently convened experts to discuss the politics of equity and curriculum policy in New York State. Moderated by Sonya Douglass, Professor of Education Leadership, this panel featured Matthew J. Camp, Director of Government Relations and Community Engagement; Angelique Johnson-Dingle, Deputy Commissioner of P-12 Instructional Support at the New York State Education Department; and Damola Ogundipe, CEO and Co-Founder of Civic Eagle. 

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