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Platform to Publish Research on Urban Education & Black Studies

Academics from historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions will soon have a platform where they can publish their cutting edge research, according to a Diverse Education report.

On Thursday, Information Age Publishing and Chance W. Lewis, the Urban Education professor in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte entered an agreement to create the Urban Education and Black Studies Academic Publishing Partnership Program.

The program will produce and disseminate high-quality academic books in the field of urban education and Black studies by collaborating with various colleges and educational organizations.

“There is a very limited amount of material in academic books around these particular titles,” Lewis told Diverse Education.

“You have a lot of things out there but they’re not necessarily academic books that scholars need to progress through the ranks.”

It will provide a platform for stakeholders producing cutting-edge research for course adoptions and related events. Emerging scholars will also receive mentorship in developing high-quality academic books.

To ensure success, a senior-level administrator along with experienced and emerging scholars will commit to the publishing program. The Information Age Publishing will commit to a minimum number of copies for dissemination either through its purchasing program or course adoption to ensure success.

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