Director David Kirkland introduces new center wide initiative. Beginning this fall, the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools will be holding a monthly reading group for staff to share perspectives and understandings around seminal texts that inform our work. The group will bring together staff members from our varied projects and partnerships to convene a dialogue that increases awareness and challenges thinking. This fall the reading group’s inquiry focus will be: What informs school resistance to the school-to-prison pipeline? During the fall semester, the reading group will explore Between the World and Me by: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Read more here.
Jul 02, 2015
The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) welcomes its new 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, Peter L. Agnew professor at NYU Steinhardt, Stanley Nelson, documentary filmmaker and producer, and David Kirkland, Deputy Director at Metro Center. Click here to view flyer.Click here to register.