Touro College’s Lander Center For Educational Research Receives Nearly $1.9 Million
Touro College’s Lander Center for Educational Research, located at its Graduate School of Education, has been awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to operate one of 10 national Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) that provide assistance to states, school districts, and public schools on issues of race, gender and national origin.
The 10 Centers, funded under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, are designed to provide equal opportunity for achievement to all students. In 2008, the Lander Center received $1.9 million to establish an EAC at Touro to service Region II, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
“We are extremely pleased that Touro has been awarded this grant for another three years,” said Dr. LaMar P. Miller, dean of Touro’s Graduate School of Education and principal investigator for the grant. “By continuing to operate Region II’s EAC, the Lander Center will be able to maximize its effectiveness in improving equity within the state and local educational systems.”
Dr. Miller said the EAC will assist state departments of education and school districts in improving teacher quality; increase their capacity to ensure that students graduate high school college or career ready; and support leaders to more effectively address student performance.
Individuals representing school districts, state educational departments and other state or local educational agencies interested in obtaining services may contact Dr. Velma L. Cobb, director of the EAC and associate professor at Touro’s Graduate School of Education, at (212) 463-0400 ext. 5386, or write to Dr. Cobb at Equity Assistance Center, Touro College, 43 West 23rd Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10010.
Although housed at Touro, the EAC works in collaboration with Learning Innovations at WestEd LI, located in Woburn, MA. #