New urban education center will focus on teacher retention

A newly planned Center for Urban Education aims to improve teaching and learning in urban schools across Western New York. Canisius College and the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) are teaming up to build the center, which will be housed in the college’s School of Education and Human Services.

Dean of the School of Education and Human Services Jeff Lindauer tells WBFO one of the goals of the center will be to improve teacher recruitment and retention in city schools.

“As most teacher education programs in Western New York see a decline in enrollment, we want to specifically try to target those interested in teaching in urban environments. So, that’s a part of the center. We would have a branch of trying to recruit people interested in making an impact for those students,” Lindauer said.

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