Welcome to the website of The Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Urban Education Collaborative was formed in Fall 2011 to fulfill the goals of our University designation as the urban research institution of the state of North Carolina. Our goal is to serve as a central 'hub and repository' of empirically-based research and other valuable resources to improve urban schools in the state of North Carolina and the nation. To fulfill the true essence of our University designation, we have an intentional purpose to provide strategic outreach to schools and other organizations to fit their needs to improve the educational environment to facilitate high-level learning for our nation's urban students. We hope you enjoy visiting our website.