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Date Published: May 18, 2017

Please join us for our upcoming conferences.  Coming up first is our 4th Pursuing Extraordinary Outcomes in Public Education Conference, October 30, 2017.  This highly anticipated conference focuses on the academic achievement of students in our nation's schools and what we can do to help them achieve extraordinary outcomes.  

We are also pleased to announce our 3rd Biennial International Conference on Urban Education.  It will be held November 8-10, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas.  For more information, visit ... Read more

Date Published: May 9, 2017

Urban Education Faculty Affiliates Dr. Tambra O. Jackson, IUPUI and Dr. Ayana Allen-Handy, Drexel are guest editors for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. The Special Themed Issue is entitled, Centering the Significance of Qualitative Studies on the Social and Political Contexts of Education to Inform Policy. Click here for the Call for Submissions.



Date Published: April 20, 2017

The Urban Education Collaborative's Assistant Director, Dr. Stephen Hancock, will be the Keynote Speaker at the CAAAE Summer Institute at Stanford University.  Please click here for more information.

 



Date Published: April 18, 2017

The Urban Education Collaborative Director (Dr. Chance W. Lewis) and Assistant Director (Dr. Stephen Hancock) were recently featured on the Tennessee State University website for their work in supporting graduate students in their scholarly pursuits. For more information, visit ... Read more

Date Published: April 17, 2017

Congratulations to Urban Education Doctoral Students (Portia York and Michelle Pass) who received 2nd place honors at the UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium. We are very proud of you!



Date Published: March 16, 2017

 

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative was featured on a recent TV interview focuses on the upcoming decision on K-8 urban schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district.

You can view the video here http://bit.ly/2nvegBK



Date Published: March 14, 2017

The American Montessori Society offers annual awards for graduate research that furthers the understanding of Montessori education. At the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting, Katie Brown was awarded Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Second Place, for her study "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Montessori Reading and Math Instruction for Third Grade African American Students in Urban Elementary Schools." Dr. Brown is a graduate of the UNCC curriculum and instruction PhD program, class of 2016. Congratulations Dr. Brown! 
 


Date Published: February 16, 2017

Drs. Derrick Robinson and Tempestt Adams, recent doctoral graduates in Urban Education from UNC Charlotte, have received the 2017 dissertation award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.  Placing second and third respectively, the award package includes a cash reward, conference registration, and a one-year membership in AABHE.  Derrick and Tempestt will present their research at the AABHE conference, March 23-25th in Raleigh, NC.

   



Date Published: February 6, 2017

Congratulations to Amber Bryant for being published in The Urban Review.  You can read her article here



Date Published: January 19, 2017

The Urban Education Collaborative releases the 2015-2016 Annual Report.  You can view it here.



Date Published: January 3, 2017

Watch the highlights from the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Urban Education.

https://youtu.be/K9xgOtxDC98



Date Published: November 29, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Tehia Starker Glass.  She is an awardee of the Bethune-Cookman University 2016 '40 under 40' award.  Bethune-Cookman University welcomed its second class of '40 under 40' during this year's Greg and Keisha Francis Florida Blue Florida Classic Weekend in Orlando, Fla. The '40 under 40' recipients were a group of the university's top graduates under the age of 40 who exemplify B-CU's Core Values - Faith, Integrity, Respect, Service and Thirst for Knowledge (F.I.R.S.T).  These alumni have achieved distinction in their respective fields, and have demonstrated outstanding service and loyalty to B-CU and their community.  The '40 under 40' class were publicly recognized at a reception at Orlando's The Abbey, November 18, 2016.



Date Published: November 17, 2016

The International Conference on Urban Education was a featured story in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.  They also featured the 2016 Outstanding Urban Teacher Award Winner, Princess Williams.  You can read both stories below.

Article #1 - Feature Story on ICUE

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Date Published: October 4, 2016

We are excited to announce that Dr. Chance Lewis was appointed to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement High School Excellence (HSE) Advisory Board.  The CBMA High School Excellence Framework is to help Black Male Students Graduate On-Time, Meet State Standards for College/Career Readiness, Meet Proficiency levels on Career/Vocational Tests, Credentialing Requirements or ASVAB and Score at College Readiness Level on College Entry Exams. 



Date Published: October 3, 2016

Dr. Chance Lewis was recognized this past Saturday, October 1st at the UNCC Charlotte 49ers football game.  He was commended on his outstanding work on mentoring graduate students in the field of Urban Education.  The award was presented by the Office of the Provost and the UNCC Athletic Department.



Date Published: June 20, 2016

Our graduate organization, Urban Educators for Change, which is advised by Dr. Lewis, has published their third annual newsletter.  You can read it here.



Date Published: May 19, 2016

The city of Charlotte will pay tribute to its Black male high school graduates in an inaugural baccalaureate service scheduled to take place next month at Johnson C. Smith University.  You can read the entire article here.



Date Published: April 14, 2016

Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis and his doctoral students received an exclusive tour of the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. We would like to thank the White House Initiative on HBCUs (Director, Dr. Ivory Toldson), housed in the U.S. Department of Education for serving as our official host. We also would like to thank all of our guest speakers for taking time out of their busy schedules to speak with our group. We had a fabulous time and thank you for the invitation! 

You can read the press release here.

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Date Published: February 29, 2016

On Wednesday, February 24th, Professor Chance Lewis was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Harshini V. de Silva Award.  This annual honor is presented to a faculty member who best exemplifies the commitment de Silva, a former UNC Charlotte professor, displayed to graduate student mentorship.  You can read more about this award and the ceremony here.  You can view photos from the ceremony here.



Date Published: January 26, 2016

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his co-edited book with Drs. Gail L. Thompson (Fayetteville State University) and Fred A. Bonner (Prairie View A&M University), entitled Reaching the Mountaintop of the Academy (IAP, 2015). To read this article, click HERE.

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his co-edited book with Dr. James L. Moore III (The Ohio State University), entitled African... Read more

Date Published: January 21, 2016

 Our graduate organization, Urban Educators for Change, which is advised by Dr. Lewis, has published their second annual newsletter.  You can read it here.

Our graduate organization, Urban Educators for Change, which is advised by Dr. Lewis, has published their first newsletter!  You can read their first installment here. - See more at: https://thecollaborative.uncc.edu/news#sthash.zGmru5hb.dpuf
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Date Published: December 1, 2015

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Chance Lewis.  He is the 2016 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award.  This prestigious award was established in memory of Dr. Harshini V. de Silva, an associate professor of biology, who was noted for her deep dedication to the academic and professional development of graduate students. Each year, the Chancellor’s Office and the Graduate School present this award to a full-time member of the graduate faculty who manifest these qualities of outstanding graduate mentoring.



Date Published: October 20, 2015

The Urban Education Collaborative in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is excited to announce its new partnership with the Dedication to Community (D2C) empowerment advocacy initiative to assist urban youth in expanding life opportunities for success. Dr. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative noted, "this partnership will allow us to lend our expertise to a global initiative that is at the foundation of the goals that we seek to accomplish...we are very excited about the possibilities."

Additionally, D2C Founder and Chairman, M. Quentin Williams stated, "Dedication To Community is excited about this new partnership with Dr. Chance Lewis and The Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina... Read more

Date Published: October 19, 2015

The Urban Education Collaborative and Dr. Lewis would like to congratulate Tempestt Adams, who is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. program in urban education. On October 16th, Tempestt was honored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Graduate School as 1 of 3 doctoral candidates from the University who received the prestigious Lucille and Edward Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship to support the final phases of her dissertation research. Dr. Lewis currently serves as her dissertation advisor. We are very proud of you!



Date Published: October 6, 2015

City Startup Labs (CSL) is establishing a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation and Leadership (CoE) at UNC Charlotte, in association with Ventureprise, a campus-based venture development organization.  In partnership with the University’s Urban Education Collaborative, the CoE will research the effect that this education can have on young black men to address wealth disparities in Charlotte.

You can read more about this partnership here.



Date Published: August 21, 2015

The Urban Education Collaborative is pleased to announce several Internship and Doctoral Fellows opportunities for the 2015-2016 academic year. We ask that you review the position descriptions and submit the required information if you have an interest in any of these positions. Click HERE to download these position descriptions.



Date Published: August 4, 2015

The public forum, My Brother's Keeper: Plotting the Path through HBCUs for African American Males, was held Saturday, August 1st, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. The forum highlighted keynote speaker, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, and featured speaker, Dr. Chance W. Lewis. The panelist discussion spotlighted access barriers for African American males in high education as well as policies and strategies that could help provide better educational support for students. Click here to see more photos!  

 

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Date Published: July 13, 2015

The Urban Education Collaborative, in partnership with the Center for International Understanding, traveled to Singapore summer 2015 to learn from Singapore’s exemplar education system! Collaborative staff, Dr. Ayana Allen and Dr. Stephen Hancock, along with doctoral student, Aimy Steele, reported an enriched educational experience and were excited for the opportunity. Click here for more photos! 

 

 



Date Published: March 30, 2015

Our graduate organization, Urban Educators for Change, which is advised by Dr. Lewis, has published their first newsletter!  You can read their first installment here.



Date Published: March 26, 2015

The Urban Education Collaborative and the Urban Educators for Change Graduate Student Organization in the College of Education hosted its 3rd Annual Spring 2015 – Poster Session. This Poster Session features the current research of doctoral students in Urban Education. Additionally, this allows the College of Education community to interact with the future leaders in the field of urban education. Photos can be found at http://bit.ly/1EUbjxA



Date Published: March 4, 2015

Dr. Stephen Hancock, (Assistant Director) Dr. Ayana Allen (Post-Doctoral Fellow), and Dr. Chance Lewis's (Director)  book, Autoethnography as a Lighthouse: Illuminating Race, Research, and the Politics of Schooling was recently released by Information Age Publishing.

 



Date Published: March 3, 2015

Dr. Ayana Allen's (Post-Doctoral Fellow) book chapter titled Leveraging the Cultural Wealth in Family and Friend Networks: An Examination of Undocumented Latino College Students’ Support Systems and Academic Achievement  was published in the recently released book Student Involvement and Academic Outcomes: Implications for Diverse College Student Populations by Donald Mitchell Jr. (Grand Valley State University), Krista Soria (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Elizabeth Daniele (Syracuse University),  and John Gipson (Purdue University) by Peter Lang Publishing. 



Date Published: February 5, 2015

Dr. Chance Lewis was chosen as a Young Black Male (YBM) Leadership Alliance Success Leader in the Charlotte Community for Black History Month.  The YBM Leadership Alliance is a leading college preparation and leadership development program for young black men.  You can find out more about YBM by clicking here.  You can see the video with Dr. Lewis here.  You can find more information about all honorees in The Charlotte Observer.



Date Published: November 24, 2014

The International Conference on Urban Education was featured on Inside UNC Charlotte.  The article highlights how the conference brought together educators and professionals from different backgrounds to tackle challenges that impede student learning.  To read the full article click HERE.



Date Published: November 19, 2014

The Urban Education Collaborative hosted NFL Hall of Fame Player Darrell Green for the Fall 2014 Urban Education Distinguished Lecture Series at the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus. Mr. Green shared his insights of his work in urban communities and how we should all increase our efforts to make a difference in the world. Click HERE to view a picture with NFL Hall of Fame Player Darrell Green and Dr. Chance W. Lewis (Director of The Urban Education Collaborative).



Date Published: November 12, 2014

Thank you to all who helped make our First Biennial International Conference on Urban Education a success.  We had a great turnout and we hope everyone took something away from this conference.  Here are a two articles that go into more depth about what we did at ICUE.

http://diverseeducation.com/article/67825/

http://diverseeducation.com/article/67821/



Date Published: October 2, 2014

Collaborative Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis presented at the 3rd Annual International Colloquium on Black Males at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA on October 2, 2014. The title of his presentation was “Black Male Teachers' Work Satisfaction and Retention Patterns in U.S. K-12 Schools: A National Examination across School Contexts"

http://www.globalcolloquium.org/



Date Published: August 13, 2014

Laurie Garo, a doctoral fellow in The Urban Education Collaborative, published a book review entitled Streetsmart Schoolsmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Adolescent Boys in the Urban Education academic journal. The citation is as follows:

Garo, L. (2014). Book Review: Streetmart Schoolmart: Urban Poverty adn the Education of Adolescent Boys. Urban Education, 49(6), 728-737.



Date Published: August 13, 2014

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his co-edited book with Dr. James L. Moore III (The Ohio State University), entitled African American Male Students in PreK-12 Schools: Informing Research, Policy and Practice (Emerald Press, 2014). To read this article, click HERE.



Date Published: June 30, 2014

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. CLICK HERE to read the article.



Date Published: June 23, 2014

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was featured on the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education website for facilitating the 3rd Annual HBCU Deans Think Tank. CLICK HERE for more information.



Date Published: June 14, 2014

Dr. Abiola Farinde and Dr. Ayana Allen recently published an article entitled Cultural Dissonance: Exploring the Relationship between White Female Teachers’ Perception and Urban Black Female Students’ Disciplinary Infractions in the National Journal of Urban Education & Practice.

Farinde, A.A., & Allen, A. (2013). Cultural dissonance: Exploring the relationship between white female teachers’ perception and urban black female students’ disciplinary infractions. National Journal of Urban Education & Practice7(2),  142-155.



Date Published: June 14, 2014

Lakia Scott (Doctoral Fellow) , Dr. Ayana Allen (Post Doctoral Fellow), and Dr. Chance  Lewis (Director) published an article in the Journal of African American Males in Education. 
 
Scott, L.M., Allen, A., Lewis, C.W. (2014). Dispelling disparities for African American male students: A review of three successful charter school models. Journal of African American Males in Education, 5(1), 1-22.


Date Published: June 10, 2014

Dr. Ayana Allen, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Dr. Bettie Butler, Faculty Affiliate published an article in the Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice. CLICK HERE to access article.



Date Published: June 3, 2014

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Charlotte Observer newspaper. To read this story, CLICK HERE.



Date Published: February 18, 2014

The most recent edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine featured Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative and his colleagues. The articled titled, "Five Brothers: A Passion for Research on the Black Male Experience draws 'Dream Team' Together" is featured in the February 13, 2014 issue. Please see the attachment below to read the article.

Date Published: January 27, 2014

Marcia Watson, Belk Graduate Assistant in The Urban Education Collaborative recently completed the 2014 National Status of Alternative Education Report. This report is a monumental publication for Ms. Watson and The Urban Education Collaborative as it provides data nationally on the status of student achievement in U.S. alternative schools. Please download a copy of the report today! For a video overview of this National Report visit - The Video Interview of Ms. Marcia Watson and also view the Press Release

Date Published: November 25, 2013

Members of The Urban Education Collaborative (Dr. Ayana Allen, Lakia Scott and Dr. Chance W. Lewis) published an article entitled 'Racial microaggressions and African American and Hispanic Students in Urban Schools: A Call for Culturally Affirming Education' in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning.

Date Published: October 25, 2013

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was a featured speaker at the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education at the University of Virgin Islands. Additionally, he was also highlighted in an article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. You can check out the article HERE.

Date Published: October 13, 2013

The Urban Education Collaborative at UNC Charlotte successfully hosted the 1st Annual Pursuing Extraordinary Outcomes in Public Education National Conference on October 8-10, 2013. Photos of the event can be found HERE. Also, the University Press Release about this event can be found HERE

Date Published: September 20, 2013

The 43rd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will include a panel feature The Urban Education Collaborative founder and Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis. The four-day conference kicks off on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. On Friday, September 20, 2013, Dr. Lewis will participate on a panel looking at "Preparing Teachers to Teach Black Students and Preparing Black Students to Become Teachers." The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities, according to its website. Founded in 1976 and based in Washington, DC, CBCF envisions a world in which the black... Read more
Date Published: September 14, 2013

The Urban Education Collaborative was highlighted for its partnership with Project LIFT during the WestFest event. For more details, click HERE.

Date Published: July 17, 2013

Doctoral Students in The Urban Education Collaborative have assisted in the organization of WestFest. WestFest is a local event to provide school supplies and a major back-to-school event for students in the West Corridor of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. This event will take place on August 24, 2013.

Date Published: May 31, 2013

Dr. Ayana Allen, Abiola Farinde and Dr. Lewis published an article on the state of advanced classes in CMS schools. To read this article, click HERE.

Date Published: May 31, 2013

Drs. Chance W. Lewis and Stephen Hancock had the opportunity to meet with delegates from the Country of Gabon (Africa) to discuss internation possibilities. Photos can be viewed at HERE.

Date Published: April 24, 2013

Dr. Stephen Hancock, Assistant Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently named the winner of the UNC Charlotte College of Education Diversity Award.  This award is given to one outstanding, full time faculty member who exemplifies the goals outlined in the COED’s Diversity Commitment statement*. The recipient will display a deep commitment to diversity, demonstrate creativity/ innovation in a variety of domains, and sustain a positive impact on the university and community constituencies. 

Date Published: April 1, 2013

The Urban Education Collaborative (UEC) has been awarded an exclusive contract to facilitate meetings for the Race Matters for Juvenile Justice initiative, which is a collaborative leadership group formed by the Juvenile Judges of North Carolina's 26th Judicial District. The UEC will bring together judicial officers, systems experts, service providers and community partners who have set an agenda to reduce the disproportionate representation and disparate outcomes for children and families of color in the juvenile justice system.

Date Published: March 22, 2013

Kimberley Steele, Doctoral Fellow with The Urban Education Collaborative, has been selected to participate in the 2013 North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Spring Forum  (NCACTE) on  Friday, April 05, 2013.  The title of her presentation is, "A History of Schooling: The Question of Equity and Equality" will provide educators with relevant data to highlight the achievement gap, graduation rates, and the rise and fall of vocational tracks in urban schools.

Date Published: March 17, 2013

Elizabeth Etters, Doctoral Fellow with The Urban Education Collaborative, has been selected to participate in the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy on Mathematics Education and Equity, a component of the AERA grants program. The 2013 Instiute, held in Washington, DC, will provide hands-on training in the application of large-scale data sets, with special emphasis on using these data sets for policy-related research in mathematics education and equity. Policy-relevant topics to be analyzed include issues such as students' opportunitites to learn specific mathematical content; access to high-quality mathematics teachers; students' course-taking and career plans; and students' mathematics achievement, beliefs and attitudes. Patterns related to social class, race/... Read more
Date Published: February 5, 2013

Urban Education Collaborative Director, Chance W. Lewis, was selected to be on the cover of High Hopes Digital magazine based on his work in urban education. Additionally, his work was highlighted in a feature story.

Date Published: February 5, 2013

Chance W. Lewis, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education was selected by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to serve as a Visiting Scholar from February 21-24, 2013. Dr. Lewis will provide a series of lectures in urban education for the university community, K-12 community and Madison, Wisconsin community. Dr. Lewis’ visit is part of an ongoing program to: (a) celebrate outstanding contributions of minority scholars in education; (b) strengthen and build additional ties between faculty on the UW-Madison campus and minority scholars throughout the nation and (c) extend the number of role models for undergraduate and graduate students.

Date Published: February 5, 2013

Chance W. Lewis, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship. This award is given annually to one scholar/practitioner based upon the following criteria: a) illustrating effort in producing scholarship which advances multicultural and multiethnic education (broadly defined), within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings, contexts, levels and locations; and b) a demonstrated commitment to underserved communities beyond scholarship with evidence of improving the practical conditions experienced by multicultural/multiethnic communities. This award is presented by the Multicultural Education Special Interest Group (SIG) at the American Education... Read more
Date Published: January 28, 2013

On February 15, 2013, Dr. Stephen Hancock (Assistant Director, The Urban Education Collaborative) and Post-Doc Fellow, Dr. Ayana Allen will be presenting their paper "Racialized Perspectives and Research: The Emergence of Critical Autoethnographic Scholarship at the 2013 Winter Rountable Conference at the Teachers College of Columbia University.

Date Published: January 26, 2013

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Negro Educaiton. This appointment was based on his extensive work in the areas of urban education and African American education.

Date Published: January 25, 2013

Due to the inclement weather in the Charlotte area, the Beyond the Bricks Community Producer Program Orientation will be rescheduled to 4pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the UNC-Charlotte Center City Building. For more information, please e-mail Dr. Lewis at chance.lewis@uncc.edu or call 704.743.4207.

Date Published: January 17, 2013

Marcia Watson, Belk Graduate Assistant and Doctoral Fellow in the Urban Education Collaborative has been nominated for the prestigious PEO Scholar Award. Awards will be announced in May.

Date Published: January 17, 2013

The Black Male Academic Forum during the Democratic National Convention co-hosted by the Urban Education Collaborative (Dr. Chance W. Lewis) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (Dr. Ivory A. Toldson) sparks idea for 5 students to attend the Presidential Inauguration. Click Here for more details.

Date Published: January 16, 2013

Doctoral Fellow Abiola Farinde and Dr. Ayana Allen's paper entitled Cultural Dissonance: Exploring the Relationship between White Female Teachers' Perception and Urban Black Female Students' Disciplinary Infractions was accepted in the National Journal of Urban Education and Practice.    

Date Published: January 4, 2013

Mr. Derrick Robinson, Doctoral Fellow with The Urban Education Collaborative at UNC Charlotte, will be presenting at UNC Charlotte Building Better Brothers Program and the 3rd Annual Minority Male Symposium on the campus of UNC Charlotte on January 25, 2013. The title of his presentation is, "Ten Things Every Minority Male Should Know."

Date Published: January 4, 2013

The Urban Education Collaborative is pleased to announce that Dr. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, has been selected to serve on the African American Male Task Force in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, NC). This task force will conceptualize short and long term goals to be included in the revised district strategic plan for the improvement of academic and social outcomes for African American males.

Date Published: December 11, 2012

The Urban Education Collaborative received a $10,000 grant (Chance W. Lewis, PI and JuliAnna Avila, Co-PI) to implement the Beyond the Bricks Community Producer program for Black Males ages 16-19 at UNC Charlotte. This program will begin January 2013 in the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus. For more information about the Beyond the Bricks Community Producer program, please visit the Beyond the Bricks website.

Date Published: December 11, 2012

The Urban Education Collaborative welcomes its 2nd cohort of Doctoral Fellows. These doctoral fellows selected through a rigorous process will be provided with intensive mentoring in preparation for future employment as professors and scholars upon completion of this program. These students will also receive travel funding to the AERA national conference in San Francisco, CA in April 2013. To view a photo of this cohort, click HERE

Date Published: December 7, 2012

Chance W. Lewis, Director of the Urban Education Collaborative, presented at the AVID National Conference in San Diego, California. The topic of his presentation was "Removing the Barriers to African American Male Achievement: The Impact of Culturally Relevant Instruction and Low Teacher Expectations on College Readiness.

Date Published: December 3, 2012

Dr. Lewis, Director of the Urban Education Collaborative, presented at the National Association of Multicultural Education in Philadelphia, PA. The topic of the presentation was African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement.

Date Published: September 21, 2012

Dr. Lewis has been invited to present on a panel session entitled "Health Education and Literacy Policy (HELP) for School-Age Black Children" during the  42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC.

Date Published: July 27, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis (Director, The Urban Education Collaborative) has been invited to provide the keynote address for the UNC Charlotte College of Education Back-to-School Celebration. This event will take place on August 31, 2012.

Date Published: July 25, 2012

Abiola Farinde (Graduate Research Assistant) and Dr. Chance W. Lewis (Director, Urban Education Collaborative) recently published an article in the US-China Education Review journal. The title of the article is: 'The underrepresentation of African American female students in STEM fields: Implications for Classroom Teachers (2012, Volume 2, Number 4, pp. 421-431).'

Date Published: July 12, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis (Director, Urban Education Collaborative) was selected as the Moderator of the 1st Annual HBCU Education Dean's Think Tank hosted by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair of Education at Rutgers University. This gathering of Dean's set forth a new agenda of collaboration across HBCUs, specifically focused on Black educational issues in urban settings.

Date Published: July 10, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis (Director, The Urban Education Collaborative) has been invited to become a inaugural member of the Black Male Achievement Research Collaborative (BMARC) established by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Dr. Lewis will be responsible for producing research, policy, praticitioner and policy reports on Black male achievement that will be disseminated to policymakers, academic journals and popular media.

Date Published: May 15, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Carolyn Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education was recently highlighted in an inspirational story in an urban Texas school district. Click HERE to read the story.

Date Published: May 15, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Carolyn Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education released a new book (with Dr. James L. Moore, III - The Ohio State University) entitled African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement (Peter Lang Publishers, 2012). For ordering information, click HERE.

Date Published: May 14, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Carolyn Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education will provide the opening keynote speech for the 2012 UNC Charlotte Diversity Institute. This Diversity Institute is an on-going by the University to address on-going strategies for effectively implementing diversity and urban initiatives into course curricula.

Date Published: May 3, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Carolyn Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education published an article in the Ebony Magazine. This publication was disseminated to over 1.5 million subscribers. The article was entitled, "Head of the Class: Pushing for a Better Teacher-Student Connection." To read a summary of the article, click HERE.

Date Published: April 2, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative recently published an article entitled, 'PREPS for Students of Color: The Legal Justification and a Call for Action' in the emPower magazine. To access the article, please visit http://www.empowermagazine.com/preps-for-students-of-color-the-legal-jus...

Date Published: March 5, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and Director of The Urban Education Collaborative was recently named Chair-Elect of the Research Focus on Black Education Special Interest Group (SIG) for the American Education Research Association (AERA). His three-year term will begin in April 2012.

Date Published: February 29, 2012

Dr. Stephen Hancock, Associate Professor of Multicultural Education and Assistant Director for The Urban Education Collaborative has been named Program Chair-Elect for the Research Focus on Black Education (Special Interest Group) SIG for the American Education Research Education (AERA). His term will run from 2012-2015.

Date Published: February 22, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of the Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the UNC Charlotte 49er Democracy video highlighted his expertise in urban education. Click to view the 49er Democracy video.

Date Published: February 22, 2012

Dr. Chance W. Lewis was recently featured in the Inside UNC Charlotte focused on outreach to urban schools in Charlotte. Click here to view the Inside UNC Charlotte video.