Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Letters

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Letters

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DEAR EDITOR:

Your recent article "The Disconnect Between Colleges and Their Communities" inaccurately suggested that the University of Maryland does very little for its home, Prince George's County. Since the reporter did very little to find out just how active the university really is in the county, and throughout the state, it's important to correct the misperception. I can speak to one important example.

As the director of the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education, a one-year-old initiative of the university's College of Education, I can tell you that our intensive work in the Prince George's County School District is beginning to pay off. Our Bladensburg Project represents a radical departure from the way education research has traditionally been conducted.

For the past year, university faculty members have worked closely and intensively with a cluster of under performing schools in the Bladensburg section of Prince George's County. Based on research, we have offered targeted professional development training for teachers and principals, developed curriculum and counseled and tutored students.

As my dean is fond of saying, "We don't do to the schools, we work with them." We work closely with each school community, and they provide many of the answers themselves. …

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