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NYU Metro Center Annual Report '20-'21

The valiant researchers, practitioners, and advocates that comprise our committed community at NYU Metro Center remained deeply engaged in partnership and in support of those at the forefront of educational transformation.

NYU Metro Center Welcomes New Director of the Center for Strategic Solutions

NYU Metro Center is pleased to introduce Wenimo Okoya, the new director of our Center for Strategic Solutions (CSS).

NYU Metro Center Welcomes Dr. Fabienne Doucet as Executive Director

We are excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Dr. Fabienne Doucet, who succeeds Dr. David E. Kirkland’s seven-year tenure of leadership at NYU Metro Center.


Parent Power & Leadership Conversation

The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) is hosting a conversation about parent power and leadership.

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Useful to Whom? Imagining the Next Generation of Education Research Partnerships

The “Useful to Whom? Imagining the Next Generation of Education Research Partnerships'' forum will showcase research-policy-practice partnerships paving the way for education impact.

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Who gets to decide what quality ECE looks like?

Early childhood has lots of stakeholders. Ultimately, whose voices should be centered when shaping a vision of quality at a center, school, state, or national level?

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Café con Metro Series 2

Café con Metro is a discussion that brings communities of educators together to center Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education in classrooms and schools. We also aim to authentically engage families and communities to...

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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

Reducing NYC’s Wage-Earner Inequity through Universal Pre-K

A significant reduction in wage-earner inequality raises a critical question: which de Blasio policies may have contributed to this increase in equitable income distribution?

Restructuring Special Education: The School-Based Model

The NYC system has moved significantly towards a school-based model, but the Focus report’s criticisms still indicate some of the limits of effective education for special education students.

Black Girls’ Liberation: Why Youth-Centered Research is Necessary

This piece highlights the implications that youth-centered and participatory research could have on improving various experiences of Black girls.

Our Impact


Of Community-Facing Research to Practice Partnerships in 2020 and 2021

Education Leaders

Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2020 and 2021


Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2020 and 2021


Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2020 and 2021


Students Directly Served by NYU Metro Center’s Student-Facing Programs and Partnerships in 2020 and 2021

Presentations and Trainings

to Local, Statewide, National, and International Conferences, Summits, and Convenings

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