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NYU Metro Center’s Center for Policy, Research and Evaluation Received a $600,000 Reducing Inequality Award

The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded the NYU Metro Center’s Center for Policy, Research and Evaluation a $600,000 Reducing Inequality award. Given the inequitable representation among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in teaching and educational leadership roles, we will explore how a community-based civic leadership initiative for parents/caregivers and their children can disrupt power inequities to influence educational systems and institutions.

Annual Report 2019-2020

NYU Metro Center 2019-2020 Annual Report

Voices in Urban Education (VUE)

Volume 50 Issue 1

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (Part I): Vision-Driven Interrogations of Dominant Narratives

Culturally Responsive Curriculum Fellowship to Launch

In September, NYU Metro Center's EJ-ROC will be launching the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Fellowship.

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Anti-racist Initiative

Our Anti-Racist and Critical Whiteness Initiative builds on our commitment to promote educational equity and confront anti-Black racism and white supremacy. As Black, Indigenous, and people of color work to disrupt systemic racism and challenge white people to act, many white people are seeking opportunities to expose supremacist ideologies and practice anti-racism. 

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Expanding Your Classroom Library to Represent the Diversity of Your Students and Families

In this two-part workshop we will recommend actions you can take to expand your classroom library to represent the diversity of your students and families.

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Café con Metro Session 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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Fostering Relationships and Resilience Necessary for Students to Flourish

In reflective learning groups, participants will expand an understanding of the complexities of students' responses to the pandemic, and Identify opportunities for individual and group success both in classrooms and online.

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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

Universal Free Meals in NYC Schools

A recent study by Emily Gutierrez finds that several important benefits to students result from the Universal Free Meals (UFM) program in NYC schools.

Supporting Success in 2021-22: Education, Disability, and Equity Pt. 2

Part 2 explores how schools could be spaces for liberation, resistance, and joy.

Supporting Success in 2021-22: Education, Disability, and Equity Pt. 1

Part 1 of this 3-part series introduces key terms, concepts, and the 2021 context as it relates to education, disability, and equity.

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of Community-Facing Research to Practice Partnerships

Education Leaders

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


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

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