The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) is a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. We are a partner and resource at the local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. Our mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and policy makers.
For 40 years, the Metro Center has been a transformational force inspiring positive change in schools, districts, and regions across the country.
Metro Center is powerfully focused on driving equity and access in urban, suburban, and rural school settings - especially when confronting issues of race, gender, and national origin. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Pedro Noguera, Executive Director, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, and Professor of Teaching and Learning, Metro Center is continually expanding and evolving its services. Persistence of vision has forged Metro Center into a nationally recognized leader in educational equity. Our comprehensive programs serve a wide range of constituencies - more than 5,000 classroom staff impacting 125,000 students, as well as 2,800 parents and 61 agencies, schools, and school districts.