Portrait of Childhood Education Pioneer James Comer Unveiled at Yale
For more than 50 years, Comer’s pioneering work has revolutionized school systems and lifted up their most vulnerable children. The portrait honors his commitment to children, child development, and education, and also celebrates his position as the first African American tenured professor at the university.
Comer School Development Program at Yale Child Study Center Is Featured in Major Report
The Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center and its work to support the whole student are cited as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released by a prestigious national commission.
Comer began movement to educate whole child in 1968
Educating the whole child, paying attention to students’ social needs, personal development and family issues, is widely accepted as a part of public schools’ mission today. Fifty years ago, that wasn’t the case. Then along came Dr. James Comer.Source: New Haven Register
New Haven families celebrate parent leaders and learners
Eighty parents, grandparents, children, and community members gathered in the Cohen Auditorium at the Yale Child Study Center on February 28, 2018 to celebrate the first graduates of the Parents, Partners, and Peers (PPP) program sponsored by the Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center.
James P. Comer, MD recognized for pioneering work
At a recent convening on the science of learning and development (SoLD) and its implications for education practice and policy, Dr. James P. Comer, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the field for nearly 50 years.
Dr. Fay E. Brown featured speaker at inclusive education conference in Jamaica
Dr. Fay E. Brown will be a featured speaker at the 8th annual Nathan Ebanks Foundation conference on inclusive education in Jamaica at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from October 28-31, 2015. Dr. Brown is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center and the Director of Child and Adolescent Development at Comer School Development Program.
Dr. James P. Comer receives CASEL's 2015 Mary Utne O'Brien Award
Dr. James Comer has been awarded the 2015 Mary Utne O’Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning given by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), a national organization advancing the development of academic, social, and emotional competence for school-aged children. Ellen Moir, the founder and chief executive officer of New Teacher Center (NTC), also received the award.
Dr. James P. Comer receives 2015 Champion for Children Award
Dr. James P. Comer received the 2015 Champion for Children Award from the Center for Children's Advocacy (CCA) at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on May 12, 2015. The annual award honors Connecticut leaders "whose dedication and commitment have tremendous positive impact on the lives of our most vulnerable, disadvantaged children."
Comer keynote speaker at Success for All national conference
Dr. James P. Comer gave keynote presentation to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 750 principals and teachers at the Success for All Foundation's 2015 Experienced Sites Conference on February 9, 2015 in New Orleans. He spoke about his own upbringing and family influences and about how this experience inspires his own commitment to help schools focus on child development, not just academics.
Two Comer schools focus of PBS documentary
Two Comer schools are the focus of an inspiring new documentary, 180 Days: Hartsville that aired on PBS on March 17, 2015. The two-hour special was co-produced by South Carolina ETV and National Black Programming Consortium with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of "American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen," a public media initiative.
Comer SDP a model for integrating student supports services
The Comer School Development Program is highlighted in a new Child Trends report, Making the Grade: Assessing the Evidence for Integrated Student Supports. Child Trends, a nonprofit, non-partisan research center in Bethesda, Maryland, conducted an extensive review of the research and evaluations of Integrated Student Support approaches that promote academic success by securing and coordinating the supports tailored to the specific needs of at-risk K-12 students.
Comer: Community colleges key to upward mobility
Dr. James P. Comer was on the plenary session panel, "Is America Still the Land of Opportunity? The Impact of Poverty and Race on College," at the Achieving the Dream Annual Institute on Student Success on February 26, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Achieving the Dream leads a "comprehensive non-governmental higher education reform movement that is helping nearly 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams."