The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) welcomes its third Executive Director: Dr. David E. Kirkland. Dr. Kirkland is Associate Professor of English and Urban Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Prior to accepting this appointment, Dr. Kirkland served as inaugural director for The Center for Applied and Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities (CAITLAH) in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University...Click here to read more.
May 14, 2015
Metro's distinguished leader is scheduled to join Colleagues at UCLA as a Distinguished Professor of Education in September 2015. Pedro Noguera, Peter L Agnew professor at NYU Steinhardt, will return to the West Coast after tenured terms at Harvard and New York University. Noguera, invited to join Steinhardt school of Education by then President John Sexton, will be taking a 2 year leave. However, Dr. Noguera will continue to serve as an NYU faculty member working on current projects and with his doctoral students. Click here to read more
Apr 15, 2015
The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is convening a conference on Race, Rights and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Their Students Think Critically About Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the NYU Global Center. The conference, under the leadership of Professor David Kirkland, Metro's Deputy Director, is designed to create a collective of educators/educational resources for exploring the issues of race and policing with students. Featured speakers include Ernest Morrell, Executive Director of IUME at Columbia University, Dream Hampton, award winning filmmaker, Pedro Noguera, Executive Director of Metro Center, Stanley Nelson, documentary filmmaker and producer, and David Kirkland, Deputy Director at Metro Center. Click here to view flyer.Click here to register.
Feb 11, 2015
The Metro Center, under the leadership of Pedro Noguera, is organizing a conference, From Risk to Resilience: "Building Support Systems for Children and Schools" on April 6-7, 2015. The conference is designed to provide an opportunity for educators and community leaders to discuss and learn about strategies for supporting vulnerable children. The conference features recognized keynoters, Angela Glover Blackwell and NYU's own C. Cybele Raver. Plenary sessions include plenaries addressing policy responses to support children in schools and a practitioner’s plenary of thought leaders who have addressed these issues. Click here to view flyer. Click here to register at Eventbrite for April 6 and click here to register for April 7 separately. Click here to view conference program and schedule.