Teachers Report Weaker Relationships with Students of Color, Children of Immigrants

The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new NYU Steinhardt study finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color. “Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could most […]

Helping Teachers See Students in All Their Gender Identities: An Interview with sj Miller

sj Miller is a teacher and activist who serves as Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  sj helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education, which informed the CAEP Social Justice Standard VI; the first ever standard in the United States […]

Can Meditation Help Our Schools? An Interview with Psychologist Joshua Aronson

Joshua Aronson is the director of the Center for Achievement, Research and Evaluation, which is housed in Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. Aronson creates scalable interventions that schools can use to improve the performance and learning of their students. We spoke to him about the power that meditation […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]