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Teacher Leadership Quality Partnerships (TLQP) – Professional Development Program to Improve Teaching and Learning of Core Academic Subjects (Deadline: June 14, 2012)

The TDPR invites all degree-granting institutions of higher education offering teacher preparation programs approved by the New York State Education Department to apply for TLQP funding for fiscal years 2012-2015.  Full proposals must be postmarked by Thursday June 14, 2012.

The program is scheduled to start on September 1, 2012 and run through August 31, 2015.

Funding for the TLQP program year of 2012-2013 will be $3,487,996 as per the approved Federal appropriation.

The Teacher Leader Quality Partnerships Professional Development program is intended to be a catalyst for the kind of collaboration that can generate significant and sustainable improvements in providing in-service teachers and administrators with professional development that responds to the needs of all schools and districts. Click below for more information.

TLQ-Professional Development program

TLQ-Educational Leadership program

13th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference (Propostal Deadline: June 30, 2012) 

November 7-10, 2012
New Orleans, LA
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11th Annual CUNY Information Technology Conference (Deadline: September 14, 2012)

The City University of New York’s 11th annual IT Conference considers the calculus of gain and loss in the relentless, accelerating march of change. What changes are transformative, and which are just trendy? What endures despite change, and possibly helps shape our experience of it?

As has been the case since its inception, the conference will be held at John Jay College, offering overviews of the University’s key IT initiatives, demonstrations of how technology continues to change teaching, scholarship, and administration, and a chance to meet with vendors. As always, proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community, particularly those addressing not just change but which principles persist in spite of change and ideally inform its direction.

1. What underlies all our work? Print journalism wanes, but the need for information only grows. Business models for music and movies have changed, but song and stories are as old as humanity and will last as long. More vital than entertainment, education is a fundamental need that is also an economic driver. What are its best means and channels now? How can we expect them to change, and how can we tell whether those changes are improvements or threats?

2. What core functions and missions are we addressing with technology? How does it extend our outreach, our efficacy, our overarching purpose? How do we guard against possible losses – to security, privacy, integrity, even knowledge – that can accompany change? As we confront change, what new responsibilities do we incur? What new chances can we seize?

3. What do changes mean for what lies beyond our borders, and perhaps the ability of those borders to persist? How does change affect our interdependence, our self-definition, our competition? What changes can we expect to the shapes knowledge takes? How do we need to think about changing forms of publication (of textbooks, of scholarship, even of student work)? What new opportunities exist for collaboration within our system and with systems beyond?

4. What planning do we need to do? What do we need to talk through together as we weigh priorities, consider investments of time and resources? What ongoing discussions and structures do we need to consider the changes we know will come but need to be managed?

Proposals for panels or presentations but also roundtables, workshops, and interactions are welcome. Specifying preferred format as well as focus, proposals should include a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the name and affiliation of each party to the proposal. (Proposals may be made by groups as well as individuals.) Proposals must be submitted using the form at:

Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released a request for proposals for grants totaling about $9.7 million for the period of fall 2012 through August 2014 under the title: Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs. This competitive grant request follows a Notice of Intent posted on March 8, 2012, and is supported by funds from the federal "Race to the Top" grant: Great Teachers and Leaders.  Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education within New York State with a currently registered, active and accredited program(s) in the Targeted Certification Title(s) for which the proposal is submitted. NYSED will evaluate proposals on their alignment with the requirements established in the Request for Proposal (RFP).
The Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs RFP is posted on our website at:

If interested in applying, please RSVP to Lynne Bellantuono at: QC_Dean_of_the_Division_of_the_Education

2012 Immigration Research Summer Awards (IRSA)

This is a newly created program focused on promoting research projects that address relevant and timely immigration issues, both in the US and abroad. This initiative is part of a broader research agenda aimed at spearheading the creation of the Center on Immigration Studies at QC (CISQC).

The summer awards (IRSA) will provide partial summer stipends ($ 3,000-$ 4,000) to 4-5 QC full-time faculty, either untenured or tenured, whose research projects address one of the Center’s main goals focused on supporting research on the contributions, social conditions and unmet needs (including health and educational barriers) of immigrants and their children, with a particular focus on our district. A Selection Committee comprised by QC faculty, and chaired by Betsy Hendrey, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, will evaluate all proposals and make all final decisions.

Full-time faculty from all QC Divisions are eligible to apply. Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to no later than on Monday, April 30, 2012, at 5 PM. For all additional information (including eligibility and submission guidelines) please find the RFP attached to this message. For additional questions, please e-mail Anahi Viladrich, Chair of the Immigration Studies Working Group at QC ( 
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Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
This spring (2013), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) intends to release a request for proposals for grants totaling approximately $72 million for the period of fall 2012 through July 2014 under the title: Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness.This competitive grant request, available to NYS school districts, is supported by funds from several of the projects envisioned in the federal "Race to the Top" grant: Great Teachers and Leaders. NYSED will evaluate proposals on their alignment with the requirements established in the forthcoming Request for Proposals (RFP).


For additional information, please review the full Notice of Intent that is posted on our website

Notice of NYSED's RFP for this grant opportunity will be made available here.


If you would like to receive an email notification when the official RFP has been posted, please email and indicate in the subject line, "Email me when RFP is posted." 

Call for Proposals for an Edited Book

Working Title--
Pedagogies that Challenged History…and the Histories that Challenge our Pedagogies:

This book will present the reader with representations of a variety of public schools in three different continents (North America, South America, and Europe) and spanning across the 20th century that have contested the educational discourses of their time and have engaged in innovative ways of teaching disenfranchised communities. In essence, Pedagogies that Challenged History is a call to contest current national and international educational discourses that equate teaching with test scores and that believe in the standardization of education as a legitimate foundation for educational reform...

Call for Papers

Journal of Curriculum Theorizing is publishing a series of special issues beginning September 2012. There will be a total of five special issues and the first three are:

September 2012 -
Narrative of Curriculum in the South: Lives In-Between Contested Race, Gender, Class, and Power
Guest Editors: Ming Fang He and Sabrina Ross (Georgia Southern University)

December 2012 -
Cultivating the Multicultural Imagination: Lived Experience, Political Struggle, and Curriculum of Hope
Guest Editors: Suniti Sharma (The University of Texas, Brownsville) and JoAnn Phillion, (Purdue University) Associate Editor: Jubin Rahatzad (Purdue University)

April 2013 -
Difficult Returns: Curriculum History Disrupted
Guest Editors: Ann G. Winfield (Roger Williams University) and Petra Munro Hendry (Louisiana State University)

The calls for manuscripts for these three special issues are located at:

Call for Papers (on-going)

DIME Journal

The Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (DIME) Journal is an international journal focused on critical discourse and research in diaspora, indigenous, and minority education and is dedicated to researching cultural sustainability in a world increasingly consolidating under national, transnational, and global organizations. It aims to draw attention to, and learn from, the many initiatives being conducted around the globe in support of diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, which might otherwise go unnoticed.
DIME invites research from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives that emphasize the centrality of marginal voices and a peripheral gaze, and which draw attention to the complex interrelations between political, economic, historical, and social contexts and the ways in which these various contexts shape educational policies, practices, curricula, and outcomes. The journal welcomes articles that ground theoretical reflections in specific empirical research and case studies of diverse locations and peoples as yet underrepresented within scholarly research and literature, as well as action or participatory research studies of exemplary or "best" practices. 

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The Journal of Education Research & Policy:

The Journal of Education Research & Policy (JERP) is a quarterly refereed online journal for reflective scholar-practitioners and practitioner-scholars working to make significant contributions to create social change in the field and practice of education and learning. The articles in the journal are from the perspective of the scholar-practitioner and practitioner-scholar rather than only from the perspective of the researcher. However, the manuscripts must demonstrate scholarly rigor appropriate to applied manuscripts.

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The Journal of Education Research & Practice:

The Journal of Education Research & Practice (JERAP) is a quarterly refereed online journal for reflective scholar-practitioners and practitioner-scholars working to make significant contributions to create social change in the field and practice of education and learning. Publication occurs on the 15th day of September, December, March, and June. The first issue will be published in September, 2011.

Research and content included in the journal focus on different educational levels and educational environments, from social to educational institutions. Additional content presented will include book reviews, profiles of people of interest, and similar information useful to scholars and practitioners interested in networking to use knowledge to best create change. Journal content is presented in a format that provides for scholarly and professional dialogue designed to encourage maximal utilization and evolution of the knowledge shared by contributors and readers.

Authors are invited to submit articles documenting research and research-based practices that include in-depth documentation of analysis, design and development, implementation and evaluation; design-based research; as well as applied research. Articles must be grounded in theory and research and must include not only the reporting of research, but also lessons learned and how to apply that knowledge to advance research or practice.

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Volunteers Needed

New York State is developing new teams to revise certain field tests and would like volunteers to serve on state-wide committees. This is the second phase of a call to volunteers which originated in January. Our involvement helps us to have a voice in what's important for teachers to know in order to be successful in today's schools.

Read more on the
Field Test of Teacher Performance.















































































































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