The mission of the Center for Urban Education at Cleveland State University is to promote academic success, wellness, and equity in P-20 urban education in Northeast Ohio and beyond through research, evaluation, and technical assistance. Center announcements can be found below, and additional information about the Center can be found on the left sidebar menu.
Center Awarded Research Grant from U.S. Department of Education
The Center for Urban Education, as part of a research partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and the American Institutes for Research, was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education for a two-year study of school climate and student achievement, attendance, and behavior in CMSD schools. The grant will also support partnership-building activities between the participating organizations with the goal of increasing CMSD's capacity to use research. The study, entitled the "Cleveland Alliance for School Climate Research" will combine data from student surveys, interviews with students, and district adminstrative data to understand the relationship between school climate and student education outcomes and to explore subgroup disparities in students' experiences of school climate. Dr. Adam Voight, Director of the Center for Urban Education, is the principal investigator. The project began on July 1, 2017. The IES press release for this funding intiative can be found here.
Research Colloquium on Wednesday, May 10
The Center for Urban Education at CSU hosted its final research colloquium of the academic year on Wednesday, May 10, entitled “Creating Healthier Schools, One School at a Time: The Role of School Health Fellows in the Cleveland Healthy School Program.” Presenters included Dr. Judith Ausherman, Associate Professor of School Health Education at CSU, Zerrine Bailey, Healthy Schools Program Manager for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Caitlin Higgins and Amber Grimes, School Health Fellows at CSU and students in the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Ms. Higgins and Ms. Grimes discussed their experience as School Health Fellows, liaisons between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Wellness Program and CMSD schools.
The Center colloquium series will restart in Fall 2017. The Center colloquium series is intended to foster conversation about research in urban education and provide an opportunity for CSU faculty and students to present their research. CSU faculty, staff, students, and community members outside of CSU are encouraged to attend.
Center Publishes Evaluation Report of Tutoring Initiative in Youngstown
Adam Voight, the Director of the Center for Urban Education, and Tamara Coats, Research Assistant in the Center for Urban Education, were authors of a report of the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) that describes the outcomes of a reading tutoring program in Youngstown, Ohio. The program was a partnership between Youngstown City School District (YCSD) and Youngstown State University (YSU) and matched YCSD 3rd grade students with YSU undergraduate teacher candidates. The report shows that the program was generally effective in improving the reading standardized test scores of 3rd grade students. The full report can be found here.