The Teachers College at Columbia University has been involved with cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields related to education for decades, and the research conducted at The Institute for Urban and Minority Education is part of these important efforts. The Institute was founded in 1973 and "has been committed to better understanding the educational, psychological, and social development of urban and minority group students". Visitors looking for background information on the Institute would do well to first peruse the "About" section of the website, which contains basic information on the history of the Institute and its staff members. The "Programs" section contains information on its most recent scholarly and pragmatic outreach efforts. The site is rounded out by a selection of scholarly reports and briefs produced by researchers at the Institute.
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