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Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2018 and 2019


Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2018 and 2019


Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2018 and 2019


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Leadership Changes at NYU Metro Center

We congratulate our executive director, Dr. David E. Kirkland, as he begins his new role as Steinhardt’s inaugural Vice Dean of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action.

Anti-Racist Initiative at NYU Metro Center

As Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian descendant people challenge white people to act, many white people are seeking opportunities to expose supremacist ideologies and practice anti-racism. To support these efforts, NYU’s Metro Center introduces an Anti-Racist and Critical Whiteness Initiative.

NYU Metro Center Statement on Covid-19 - Slow Down to Move Forward

We call for expansive educational practices to meet our individual and collective needs, which are always present but further exposed by this crisis. This means advocating for ourselves and others through an emphasis on radical care.

NYU Metro Center Introduces the CRSE Remote Resource Hub

As the the nation is faced with the prospect of shifting education to remote techniques in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU Metro Center curated a resource list for Culturally Responsive-Sustaining REMOTE Education.


2020 Language Series - Anti-Racist Language Teaching Featuring Dr. Nelson Flores

The 2020 Language Series is a virtual space for educators to explore approaches that support language-minoritized students and build our collective understanding of curriculum and pedagogy that validate the language practices of...

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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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Metro Center Perspectives

I Can't Read

Illiteracy remains an issue in schools. How we identify and support these students matters.

Black Political Statements Across Time

U.S. radical politics has often been riven with disputes about whether race, class, or gender issues should dominate policy, organizing, and advocacy. The following belief statements, promulgated by influential Black political advocacy groups across the past half-century, track the oscillations of class, race, and gender and their intersections, from the 1960s to the present.

Student Voices on Schooling during COVID-19

In Spring 2020, 565 respondents participated in Chalkbeat New York’s survey about school reopening, which gave insight into student ideas related to the Fall 2020 reopening. The Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) at the NYU Metro Center analyzed those results.

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