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NYU Metro Center Staff Quoted in Critical Race Theory Article

i3 director Matt Gonzales and EJROC project associate Barbara Gross quoted in a recent article about critical race theory.

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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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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.

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NYU Metro Center Introduces a New Director for Our Center for Strategic Solutions (CSS)

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

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Organizing Family and Community: Collective Parent Action and Intergenerational Learning

This project, funded by the Spencer Foundation, explores how children learn and thrive when their parents and family members belong to parent leadership and organizing groups.

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ASD Nest Support Project Provide Training Aimed at Supporting Autistic Young Adults

The ASD Nest Support Project recently partnered with the NY Hall of Science (NYHS) to provide training aimed at supporting autistic young adults during their summer internship experience with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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SPENCER FOUNDATION GRANT

NYU Metro Center Wins $1 million Spencer Foundation Grant to Study the Benefits of Parent Organizing for Children

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VUE Student Art Competition

We invite interested students to submit their art to be considered for our Voices in Urban Education (VUE) CR-SE Pt. 2 issue!

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NYSABE 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

This virtual conference, focusing on Fostering Collaborative Instructional Leadership in Bilingual Education: Equity in Action, will be held on May 20-22, 2021. Pre-conference events will take place on May 15-19, 2021.

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NYU Metro Center Represented on the New York State Board of Regents Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education

Ron Woo, Executive Director NYS Language RBERN, at Metro Center, has been invited to serve on the New York State Board of Regents Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities.

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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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NYU Metro Center Faculty Affiliate Publishes Book about Racial Equity in the Digital Age

In their book, Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education, NYU Metro Center faculty affiliate Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and co-author Detra Price-Dennis provide theoretical and practical entry points into a conversation about race in the digital age.

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NYU Metro Center Welcomes New ASD Nest Director

NYU Metro Center welcomes Allison Brown as the new Executive Director of the NYU ASD Nest Support Project. Alison has been a Director of our Middle School and High School services and has been with the project from early on.

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NYU Metro Center is Proud to Partner with the UN for Annual Conference

The Mindful Education Lab will be working with the United Nations to produce an annual conference called Education for An Unknowable Future

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NYU Metro Center Team Members Win Prestigious Fellowships

The Monroe Stein Award and Adrian Levy Award were awarded to two members of NYU Metro Center’s Mindful Education Lab, Michelle Duverge and Katie Acomora, respectively, for their dedication to bettering the lives of children.

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NYU Metro Center Faculty Affiliate Ranked Most Influential Policy Scholar

NYU Metro Center’s Joshua Aronson named one of the nation’s most influential education scholars in the Nation for his work in investigating stereotype threat and how social and psychological influence academic achievement.

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NYU Metro Center is Proud to Partner with the UN for Annual Conference

The Mindful Education Lab will be working with the United Nations to produce an annual conference called Education for An Unknowable Future

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$215K to Support Anti-racism and Educational Justice Awarded to NYU Metro Center

The Hewlett Foundation awarded the NYU Metro Center’s Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) a grant of $175K grant to provide educational equity data, policy and research support, and strategic assistance to education justice organizing groups and coalitions.

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Celebrating New Partnerships

NYU Metro Center's School Transformation subunits–Center for Strategic (CSS) and Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change (IESC)–have continued to build their relationships with several districts within and beyond New York State.

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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.

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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.

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VUE Art Submission Call

We invite interested students to submit their art to be considered for our latest Voices in Urban Education issue!

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EduColor Partnership

NYU Metro Center is proud to announce our new partnership with EduColor.

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NYU Metro Center In The Press

This month, our NYU Metro Center family has been featured in several press and media publications.

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Anti-Racist Initiative at NYU Metro Center

As Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian descendant people challenge white people to act, many white people are seeking opportunities to expose supremacist ideologies and practice anti-racism. To support these efforts, NYU’s Metro Center introduces an Anti-Racist and Critical Whiteness Initiative.

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NYU Metro Center's Executive Director cited as Expert Witness for Educational Equity Case

Our Executive Director, Dr. David E. Kirkland was cited as an expert witness in the Smith et al v. Regents of the University of California et al case. This lawsuit takes a look at the elimination of standardized testing in the admissions process.

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NYU Metro Center In The Press

This month, our NYU Metro Center family was featured in several press and media publications.

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NYU Metro Center Represented

This month, our Executive Director, Dr. David E. Kirkland represented NYU Metro Center as a speaker at a number of conferences, events and presentations.

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NYU Metro Center Congratulates 2020 Liberty Partnership Program Graduates

Graduation season is always a bittersweet time for the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP). While we are overjoyed that students have graduated, we are saddened that we will no longer see them on a frequent basis. Highlighted is a group of students from Landmark HS who have participated in LPP since their freshman year.

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NYU Metro Center Represented on Juneteenth

NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a guest speaker on Doctor Radio's About Our Kids episode in honor of their #Juneteenth2020 (June 19th) conversation.

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NYU Metro Center represented on Teach the People podcast

NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a guest on "Teach the People" podcast on an episode where he discussed culturally responsive-sustaining education and the need to pause, reflect upon, and rethink education during COVID-19.

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NYU Metro Center represented at Institute for Learning

June 3rd - NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a keynote speaker at University of Pittsburgh Institute for Learning's leaders online forum conference titled Getting Better at Getting Better.

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NYU Metro Center represented at Educating All Learners Alliance

May 19th - NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a keynote speaker at Educating All Learners Alliance Office Hours.

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Graduation Celebration for NYU Excel 2019/2020 Cohort

On June 5th, 2020, the NYU Metro Center's Excel Academy celebrated their 2019-2020 Cohort from their yearly college-access program. It’s been an amazing journey taking our recipients through an intensive learning process and we are confident that their hard work, commitment and persistence will position them for greater work in their academics and communities.

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Senior Graduation Celebration for College Prep Academy/1199 WorkForce

The last session of NYU Metro Center's CPA/199 WF spring session was focused on Celebrating the 2020 GRADUATES with their families, program staff, volunteers alumni and representatives from program funding sources.

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NYU Metro Center represented at National Sawdust+

NYU Metro Center's Deputy Executive Director Richard Gray featured at National Sawdust+, at an evening of music, spoken word and conversations linked to the writings of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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NYU Metro Center represented at Broadway Advocacy Coalition Forum

NYU Metro Center's Deputy Executive Director Richard Gray featured on the final day of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition's three day forum, created for the Broadway community to heal, listen, and hold itself accountable to its history of white supremacy.

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NYU Metro represented at Virtual IEL Family & Community Engagement Conference

Joanna Geller, Assistant Director of Research, and Wendy Perez, Senior Research Associate presented on June 23 to an audience of 170 parents, teachers, administrators, and parent outreach workers at the IEL Rise Up for Equity Virtual Summit.

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NYU Metro Center Year-End Awards

NYU Metro Center is proud of our staff that received recognition for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Supporting Multilingual and Immigrant Students During School Closures

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the educational landscape of our country. More specifically, in New York State, all P-12 schools have moved to remote learning for an indefinite amount of time.

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Virtual Book Launch Success

NYU Metro Center's Parent Leadership Indicators Project hosted a virtual book launch on March 12 for "A Ripple Effect in Action: What 7 Parent Leadership Organizations Learned from Participatory Evaluation."

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NYU Metro Center Staff and Affiliates Included in Education Power 100 2020

We are pleased to announce that four members of the Metro Center family have been featured on the City & State of New York's 2020 Education Power 100!

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Education Week Names NYU Metro Center Faculty Members Among Nation's Most Influential Policy Scholars

Five faculty members have been ranked as the most influential policy scholars in the nation. Research Professor Diane Ravitch, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology Joshua Aronson,

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Co-Director of NYU Metro Center's Mindful Education Lab Speaks on "Talks at Google"

Barry Cohen joins Talks at Google to discuss "An Antidote to the Common Neurosis: Dealing with the Mental Pain of Everyday Life".

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NYU Metro Center's i3 Director Presents on Integration at the National Education Association

NYU Metro Center is a member organization of the National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD), a network of civil rights organizations, university based organizations, and state and local coalitions working to expand policies and practices to support integration.

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NYU Metro Center's LPP Tutor Designs Spanish Literature Course at partnering high school

"This class helps me with both my writing and speaking in Spanish. I feel I can be more open in my writing, and improving overall," commented Landmark High School student Denisse.

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NYU Metro Center Hosts Culturally Responsive Education Conference

The weekend of October 4-6, EJ-ROC hosted the Research and Revolt for Culturally Responsive Education conference, supported by the Spencer Foundation.

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NYU Metro Center Celebrates Sixteen Years of ASD Nest Support Project

The ASD Nest Support Project has launched it's sixteenth year in New York City! In the coming school year, the program will be reaching 1,500 Nest students, who will be learning alongside 5,000 general education peers.

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NYU Metro Center Analyzes Data for AQE Report

NYU Metro's Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative partnered with Alliance for Quality Education to complete a data analysis for a new report, Systemic Racism and New York State’s School to Prison Pipeline.

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NYU Metro Center Hosts CRC Scorecard Event with NYC DOE

Recently, Metro's Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative partnered with New York City Coalition for Educational Justice & the NYC Department of Education to use the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard

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