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Center for Educational Equity

Our Mission

The Center for Educational Equity (CEE) is a nonprofit policy and research center at Teachers College, Columbia University. CEE champions children’s right to a meaningful opportunity to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and civic participation. We work to define and secure the full range of resources, supports, and services necessary to guarantee this right to all children, particularly children in poverty and Black and Brown children.

Founded in 2005 by educational law scholar Michael A. Rebell, who successfully litigated the landmark education-rights and school-funding lawsuit, Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York, CEE pursues systems change through a dynamic interrelated program of research, legal analysis, policy development, public engagement, and advocacy to advance this agenda. We believe that lasting transformation of the educational landscape requires sustained, productive partnerships with those most affected by educational inequities, namely students and their families.




Views expressed by the Center for Educational Equity or its staff do not necessarily reflect the views of Teachers College.