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NYU Metro Center Welcomes New Deputy Executive Director of Research and Evaluation

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools proudly introduces its first-ever Deputy Executive Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Leigh S. McCallen.

NYU Metro Center’s 2024 Equity Conference Is Honored To Have Dr. Gholdy Muhammad as Keynote Speaker

NYU Metro Center is proud to announce Curriculum Designer & award winning Author of Cultivating Genius, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad as the Keynote Speaker for the 2024 Equity Now: 70 Years After Brown Vs. Board Conference.

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.

Events

2024 Critically Conscious Educator Rising (CCER)

CCER is a mixture of online and in person convenings designed to build understanding of foundational concepts of critical consciousness and culturally responsive-sustaining education.

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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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New York State Association For Bilingual Education (NYSABE’s) 46th Annual Conference

Join the New York State Association For Bilingual Education (NYSABE) for their 46th annual conference. The NYSABE Conference will be held for the first time in Syracuse, NY.

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NYU Metro Center’s 2024 Equity Conference - Equity Now: 70 Years After Brown Vs. Board

This convening will offer educators, parents/caregivers, youth, community organizers, and technical assistance providers a full day of learning to engage sustainable district and school-based equity practices that center efforts...

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Metro Center Perspectives

“Disruptive Pupils” and “Forlorn Teachers”: How Educators Participated in the Expansion of Suspensions In NYC Schools

Teachers do not enter the profession to punish or exclude students. And yet numerous educators come to participate in racist and ineffective disciplinary practices. In the final blog post of this multi-part series, Dr. Rachel Lissy explores an often unspoken truth about school discipline policies.

“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.

“Zero Consequences” vs. “Zero Tolerance”: The Function of False Binaries in School Discipline Policy Debates

What are the best responses to poor student behavior to maintain order in schools? In this blog post, Dr. Rachel Lissy examines the history of discipline policy in New York City Schools, and demonstrates how discipline reforms are often driven by politics, not pedagogy, and too often are designed with highly racialized impacts and intentions.

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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Education Leaders

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Students Directly Served by NYU Metro Center’s Student-Facing Programs and Partnerships in 2021 and 2022

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