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$500K grant to CCNY educator Beverly Falk for pre-K study

Beverly Falk

City College of New York educator Dr. Beverly Falk is the recipient of a $475,000 grant from the Foundation for Child Development for a study aimed at benefitting pre-K children from high-need and diverse communities.

Entitled "High Quality Culturally-Relevant UPK Practices across Communities,” Falk’s project will look at New York City prekindergarten classrooms across diverse communities that are part of the PreK for All initiative. Her goal will be to identify teaching practices in different settings that are effective with and supportive of children and families from high-need, immigrant, and culturally/linguistically diverse communities. 

Her work is in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University.

“The project will produce recommendations for teaching and educational policy, videos showing images of good teaching, and curriculum materials that can be used by educators,” said Falk, a professor and director of the Graduate Program in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in City College’s School of Education.  

This latest grant brings to more than half a million dollars grant funding received by Falk from the FCD, a national private foundation, in the last 12 months.

She was awarded $94,000 in 2015 for her project, "High Quality Early Learning for a Changing World:  What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know and Do.”  Its purpose is to produce four video cases of high quality teaching - one each in prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade.  The cases will be made available free on a publicly accessible website and will be accompanied by a guide that can be used for professional development.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.
 

 

 

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