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New Center on Urban Education Research

University-of-Missouri-Kansas-City-04C1EA41The University of Missouri-Kansas City has established the Urban Education Research Center on campus. The new center, housed in the university’s School of Education, will conduct research and analysis, develop data rich approaches, and disseminate this information with the goal of promoting excellent schooling and improving the lives, opportunities and communities of urban residents throughout the United States.

“The Urban Education Research Center is a place where the hope and promise of urban education is respected and kept alive,” said Leo E. Morton, Chancellor of UMKC. “We’re opening a laboratory of learning, where we’ll continue to search for solutions to improve the educational experiences of our children.”

Michele Foster, the Sherman Family Endowed Chair in Urban Education Research at the university, is the director of the new center.


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