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Metro Center Hosts Equity Now: 70 Years of Brown vs. Board Conference

NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center hosted the Equity Now Conference exactly 70 years to the day since the momentous Brown vs. Board decision.

NYU Metro Center Awarded Inaugural Vision Grant from the Spencer Foundation

NYU Metro Center partners with two fellow NYU-based Institutes and Centers for collaborative research project to address the impact of trauma on educational outcomes for marginalized youth.

A Special Issue of NYU Metro Center's VUE Honors the Legacy and Impact of Norm Fruchter

The latest edition of NYU Metro Center’s open-access journal, VUE, shares the wide-ranging commentaries on urban education authored by the late education justice movement luminary, Norm Fruchter.


Facilitative Learning Seminar Series

Join Metro Learning Communities to learn protocols and practices that support effective learning of groups of all kinds, including faculty, grade-level, content, and data team meetings. Enhance your skills in facilitating...

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Metro Center Perspectives

“I Hate It Here”: How Minoritized Youth Perceive School and Social Belonging in Contested Racial Climates of Public Schools

Why do Black and Latinx students, and students of immigrant backgrounds report lesser feelings of acceptance and inclusion than their white peers? Dr. Sophia Rodriguez explores the experiences of youth of color and opportunities to create structural change in education policy.

Eclipsing ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’: Having More Honest Conversations with Ourselves and Our Young People this Earth Day | Part 1

As the impact of climate change on the planet becomes increasingly more visible and detrimental, how can we encourage greater constructive action? In this blog post, Shana Viglieger calls for improved climate accountability and equity for youth of color and the communities most impacted by environmental injustice.

“We’re all, like, one community”: Latinx youths’ sense of belonging in community-based organizations

What is the importance of social support and trusting relationships amongst youth of color? How do community and youth-based organizations foster connection and solidarity with Latinx youth? Dr. Sophia Rodriguez explores the barriers that attribute to lack on belonging that newly arrived Latinx youth experience.

Voices in Urban Education

VUE is an open-access journal published twice annually and endeavors to serve as a “roundtable-in-print” by bringing together diverse education stakeholders with a wide range of viewpoints, including leading education writers and thinkers, as well as essential but frequently underrepresented voices in educational scholarship, such as students, parents, teachers, activists, and community members.

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