When classes begin at five struggling New York City schools next fall, pupils will find a new set of advocates in their corner—Graduate School of Education students and professors. Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the New York State Education Department, GSE will participate in a new initiative called the Graduate Level Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Program.
Twenty-four GSE students will begin receiving instruction from Fordham faculty members beginning next May. That fall, the graduate students will do their coursework in underperforming city schools under the guidance of mentor-teachers.
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