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Join the VUE Editorial Team

We are launching a search for a lead editorial team for Voices in Urban Education (VUE), including an Editor-in-Chief and one or two Deputy Editor(s). Open to education scholars at two- or four-year institutions.

Statement in Memory of Norman Fruchter, Longtime Public School Advocate and NYU Metro Center Senior Consultant

NYU Metro Center mourns the death of our beloved friend and colleague Norm Fruchter. Norm was an intellectual and visionary writer, researcher, and public education activist. Our deepest condolences go out to his surviving family members, loved ones, and the countless community members influenced by his brilliance.

VUE Doctoral Student Editorial Fellowship

Voices in Urban Education (VUE), NYU Metro Center’s open-access journal is launching an editorial fellowship for doctoral students to be mentored and advised in the process of academic publishing.


From Integration To Anti-Racist (FIAR) Workshop Series

The purpose behind this resolute training series is to support white public school parents in New York City to become anti-racist, and collaborate within multiracial parent communities in their schools.

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Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action: Curriculum and Resource Fair

Join NYU Metro Center and the Department of Teaching and Learning for a Black Lives Matter at School Curriculum and Resource Sharing Event as part of the National Week of Action.

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2023 Critically Conscious Educator Rising (CCER)

CCER is designed for all educators looking to build their internal capacity to implement CRSE practices and mindsets in their spheres of influence.

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Café con Metro - February

Café con Metro brings communities of educators, parents/caregivers, and community members together to center Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education in classrooms and schools to problem solve, create sustainable practices...

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Early Career Teacher Institute

This innovative online professional development series is designed to improve quality instruction for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year teachers and teaching assistants.

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Metro Center Perspectives

Serving the Public Will: Recounting the Memory and Legacy of the late Public School Advocate, Norm Fruchter

As scholars and activists across the country mourn the death of late Public School Advocate Norm Fruchter, NYU Metro Center’s Megan Hester shares her personal remembrance of Norm’s memory and contributions to the school change movement.

Dismantling Disproportionality: A Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Systems Approach

How do you and your learning community engage in the work of developing culturally responsive and sustaining education (CRSE) learning environments? This blog post details the extent to which disproportionality causes harm to children of color, multilingual learners, and students with disabilities, as well as outlining the commitment and importance of implementing CRSE practices to transform educational opportunities for marginalized and minoritized students.

Contextualizing the Movement for Integrated Schools in New York City

In a moment where the current administration retreats from school integration policies, NYU Metro Center & Territorial Empathy launch the Real Integration Hub. How do we contextualize and recommence the movement to integrate NYC Schools?

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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