Center for Urban School Partnerships
The Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP) is the only research center in the state of Texas with a specific purpose of improving urban schools via collaborative partnership. CUSP provides data-based answers to the most pressing research questions in the field of urban education, through scholarly investigations and strategic partnerships.
The Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP) was approved by the Texas A&M Board of Regents in 2008 to serve urban schools. The purpose of CUSP is to provide a mechanism for interdepartmental collaboration on research and programs related to improving teaching and learning in diverse urban settings. The mission of the center is to prepare educators and to disseminate research that informs solutions for pressing issues in urban schools. In an effort to operationalize the purpose and mission, goals and specific objectives have been adopted by CUSP and approved by the Board of Regents during its inception.
Under the leadership of Dr. Wijekumar, the CUSP has focused on four broad areas: