Dr. Laruth Gray to receive the 2015 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from the AASA to honor her tireless commitment to diversifying the field of education with high quality leaders and to ensure the best education for all students, especially those who are poor or minority. Congratulations!
Dr. Pedro Noguera has received notification from the NYSED of its intention to award the Metro Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD) a 5 year contract at $1.5 million per year. Metro center has operated a successful TACD for the past 10 years. The center will be directed by Patrick Jean-Pierre. Project Associates will include Jordan Fullam, Christina Hale-Elliot, Maria Hernandez, Lorraine Lopez, and Catherine Kramarczuk Voulgarides.
A two-day conference on May 16 and 17th, 2014, Brown: 60 and Beyond, commemorates the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that separating children in public schools on the basis of race was unconstitutional. Through dialogue and debate, scholars, practitioners, activists, educators, and students will tackle the questions: "Has progress been made in eliminating racial barriers and expanding racial equality through education since this historic ruling" and "School integration in the 21st Century: Is it a goal still worth pursuing?" Click here to read more. Register for all events at Brown60.org. Read summary of the day's events here.View video here.
Feb 11, 2014
Metro’s Trenton Marsh was declared winner of the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest. Every year, the University comes together for an entire week to honor Dr. King’s legacy; the Steinhardt GSO seeks to participate in this week-long tribute by celebrating and showcasing the diverse talents of our Steinhardt graduate students. Most importantly, each contestant honors Dr. King’s legacy by centralizing his message within their unique creative pieces. Historically, Dr. King’s impact has inspired brilliant student speeches, artistic expressions, and powerful performance pieces at our Oratorical Contests. Marsh’s speech, "The Courage to Dream," in response to this year's theme of "The Power of Courage: Passion, Purpose, Perseverance" was hailed as the best among the entering contestants. Read his bio here.See congratulatory letter here.