How students with autism are “nested” in NYC schools: A Q&A with Dorothy Siegel

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How can public schools provide a supportive learning environment for all students — including those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? ASD Nest is New York City’s school inclusion program for higher-functioning students with ASD. ”Nested” within supportive neighborhood schools, the ASD Nest program helps children learn how to function well academically, behaviorally, and socially, providing [...]

Metro Center Continues Partnership with New York State to Support English Language Learners

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The New York State Education Department has awarded the NYU Metro Center a five-year, $11 million contract to provide educational support, technical assistance, and professional development to meet the needs of New York’s English language learners (ELLs) and world language students, their families, and the educators who serve them. Through this contract, the Metro Center [...]

Steinhardt’s Metro Center to Offer Anti-Bias Training

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The Metro Center at NYU is building on its expertise guiding schools on issues of educational equity to address equity in the workplace through anti-bias training for nonprofits, community organizations, and for-profit organizations. The Metro Center’s Center for Strategic Solutions currently works with schools and districts to provide educators with technical assistance and professional development [...]

Teaching Youth During Turbulent Times – May 16th Conference

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NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) will host “Race, Rights and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Their Students Think Critically About Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty.” The interactive conference for teachers and education professionals will take place at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and [...]

Metro Center Conference Focuses on Equity in School Discipline Practices – May 22nd

The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D), housed within NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), will host its 2015 Summer Institute, “Creating Safe and Caring Schools: Improving School Discipline through Equitable and Responsive Practices.” The conference will take place at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal [...]

Metro Center Conference Focuses on Support for At-Risk Children, April 6-7

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NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) will host From Risk to Resilience: Building Support Systems for Children and Schools, a two-day conference for educators and community leaders to discuss strategies for supporting vulnerable children. The event will be held at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, [...]

Steinhardt’s ‘Brown: 60 and Beyond’ Brings Anna Deavere Smith, Rudy Crew, and Farai Chideya to NYU

New York University will host “Brown: 60 and Beyond,” a two-day conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, on Fri., May 16 and Sat. May 17 at various locations at NYU. The conference, sponsored by NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), [...]