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Metro Center Wins W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant for Racial Equity Work Among Parent Leadership Organizations

Metro Center awarded $500,000 from the Kellogg Foundation to form a Racial Equity Peer Learning and Inquiry Community with four parent leadership organizations.

NYU Metro Center wins Bill & Melinda Gates Grant for CRSE research

We are very pleased to be awarded a new study grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be used to study the interconnected relationships of culturally responsive-sustaining education (CRSE), racial identity formation, and student academic success.

Keep Saying Her Name: We Still Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Today, we continue to support our communities and join the struggle for broad accountability, to hold those liable who enact violence against and harbor disdain for vulnerable people, especially Black womxn.

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.

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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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Events

Café con Metro

Café con Metro is a 90-minute discussion that brings communities of educators together to center Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education in classrooms and schools.

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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

Revisiting and Learning from the Legacy of Black Communities’ Education for Liberation Efforts

For centuries, Black people have spearheaded education for liberation, saving themselves and radically transforming America, leading us all to a more just society. This three-part blog series seeks to share this vital history as a guide and inspiration for liberatory education.

Suspending Suspensions: Time to Reexamine Discipline in Schools in the Age of COVID-19

Social, emotional, and economic disruptions are ravaging American families and schools should look to ameliorate rather than exacerbate the educational disruption of the pandemic. Suspending suspensions is a reasonable step in that direction.

Spanish Flu, COVID-19, and the City’s Schools

Given New York City’s very high infection and death rates in the initial stages of the current COVID-19 pandemic, what can be learned from how the city responded to the 1918 Spanish Flu?

Our Impact

Years

of Community-Facing Research to Practice Partnerships

Education Leaders

Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2018 and 2019

Teachers

Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2018 and 2019

Parents

Supported by NYU Metro Center in 2018 and 2019

Students

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

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