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Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

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Interrogating, Interrupting and Eradicating Disproportionality through Youth Voice and Action

Currently, Black and Brown students are disproportionality disciplined, underrepresented in accelerated coursework, and overrepresented in special education and remedial courses.

A Call to Action in Honor of Daunte Wright

At NYU Metro Center, we have long stood and continue to stand with causes such as #PoliceFreeSchools and youth-led organizations such as the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) who have championed the removal of police from schools and the prioritization of resources and support to facilitate environments that are safe and supportive for our children. The recent murder of Daunte Wright (his killing has been deemed a homicide) reminds us that we have a long way to go to set all of our children up for success.

We Must Stop The Anti-Asian Violence

as the spate of hate crimes in the past year have seen a significant rise, and typically without adequate media coverage. This lack of attention is saddening because people of Asian descent are the third most targeted group in the U.S. following Black Americans and Jewish Americans.

CRE STEAM Scorecard Release

NYU Metro Center is excited to announce the launch of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining STEAM Curriculum Scorecard!

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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

Easing the Effects of Stress, Trauma, and Loss on Students and Their Families

We welcome all social workers, counselors, school psychologists, and other interested educators who wish to support students impacted by trauma during Covid-19.

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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

Community Conversation

On May 6, 2020, NYU Metro Center welcomed a conversation on dis/ability justice that recognized the importance of race and power and acknowledged that the social constructions of both as products of white supremacy.

Historic Steps towards Funding Equity for NYC’s students

This July, New York City will receive an initial $1.4 billion down-payment on the accumulated debt the state owes the city’s schools, based on the New York State Court of Appeals 2006 final decision in CFE v State of New York

Bringing School Racial Socialization to Light: The Importance of Intentionality and Resistance

Racial socialization occurs with youth on a regular basis from all kinds of sources and these messages inform how youth make sense of race and their own racial identities.

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

Presentations and Trainings

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