On October 11, the University of Maryland College of Education announced a new center designed to foster collaborations amongst the university, the school systems, and policymakers to improve PK-12 education. One major goal of the Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement, which is led by Segun C. Eubanks, is to match the university’s research agenda with the needs of the local public school systems.
The Center represents "new, different kind of approaches about how researchers and school-based practitioners can work more closely together around tough problems in schools," Dr. Eubanks said in an October 29 article in The Diamondback.
He also highlighted the importance of addressing pressing issues through the Center, such as the achievement gap amongst white, black, and Latino high school students in Maryland, as well as low-income students and more affluent peers.
Joining the university in fall of 2017 as the director of the College’s Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement, Dr. Eubanks is also the chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education and a graduate of the College’s Ed.D. program.