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NYU Metro Center Partners with the NYC Department of Education to Conduct Two Separate, But Equally Impactful Professional Learning Series

Experts from NYU Metro Center coach NYCDOE educators and school leaders to better implement concepts of critical consciousness and CRSE to improve equity and student outcomes.

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NYU Metro Center’s 2023 Prioritizing Equity Conference: Past, Present, & Future Issues Call for Proposals

NYU Metro Center invites you to submit proposals for the 2023 Prioritizing Equity Conference (PEC), which will focus on decolonizing education, wellness and sustainability in leading equity efforts, in addition to equity-based practices that districts and schools have developed and sustained.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center Commends the NYC Schools Chancellor’s Pledge to Expand Use of the ASD Nest Model in NYC Classrooms

The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center embraces the DOE’s commitment to inclusive settings for Autistic learners and the further expansion of ASD Nest Model

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New Book Written by NYU Metro Center Staffers and Alum, Dismantling Disproportionality: A Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Systems Approach, Named as High-Quality Equity Resource

New book written by NYU Metro Center staffers and alum named as high-quality equity resource for offering framework to center underserved communities in racial equity work.

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NYU Metro Center Releases Analysis Revealing Lack of Racial Diversity in Common Elementary ELA Reading Lists

A recent study conducted by NYU Metro Center’s Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) found the ELA curriculum for elementary school students fails to reflect the diversity within the public school student population.

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Path Program Named in NYC DOE Chancellor's Plan to Improve Special Education Programs

DOE School’s Chancellor David Banks has pledged to make a $205 million dollar investment to expand several programs for students with disabilities, including autism, intensive sensory needs, and emotional disabilities. One of the valued programs that will be expanded is the “Path” program.

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Creating Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Out-of-School Time Programs: Recommendations for Youth Serving Adults

NYU Metro Center collaborates with leading Youth Engagement Programs to host a wide-ranging discussion on how community-based organizations can create culturally responsive and sustaining Out-of-School-Time Programs.

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NYU Metro Center’s ASD Nest Support Project fosters Pathways for Neurodivergent and Autistic NYC DOE Students to amplify their Voices

The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center partners with a non-profit organization to empower children and teens to make their voices heard through collaborative songwriting.

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NYU Metro Center Welcomes New Senior Equity Associate

NYU Metro Center is pleased to announce Dr. Andolyn Brown as the new Senior Equity Associate

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NYU Metro Center Brings Diverse Stakeholders Together to Publish Our Latest Issue of Voices in Urban Education

NYU Metro Center publishes an open-access journal, Voices in Urban Education (VUE). Volume 50 Issue II, entitled Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (Part II): Toward Agency, Abolition, and Freedom.

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NYU Metro Center Announces New Deputy Executive Director of School Change and Community Engagement Programs

NYU Metro Center is pleased to announce Dr. María G. Hernández as the new Deputy Director of School Change and Community Engagement Programs

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NYU Metro Center Announces New Director of Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change

NYU Metro Center is pleased to announce Reed Swier as the new Co-Director of Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change.

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Prioritizing Equity in our Schools as the World “Returns to Normal”

NYU Metro Center hosts a discussion on the importance of Equity and Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Practices in School Settings

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NYU Metro Center Partners with Trust for Learning to Host Early Childhood Education Discussion

NYU Metro Center partnered with Trust for Learning, a philanthropic partnership dedicated to expanding ideal learning environments for underserved children, to host a wide-ranging discussion of Early Childhood Education.

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Statement on the 2022 Buffalo Shooting Massacre

NYU Metro Center grieves for the precious lives lost in the racist massacre in Buffalo on May 14th. Our deepest condolences go out to the surviving family members and loved ones of the ten Black Buffalo residents executed by a self-proclaimed white supremacist.

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NYU Steinhardt Award Nominations

Congratulations to our administrations, staff, and researchers at Metro Center who have been recognized for their years of service and significant contributions to NYU Metro Center and the Steinhardt community.

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NYU Metro Center Provides NASA Internship Experience for Autistic Young Adults

The ASD Nest Support Project recently partnered with Sonoma St. University to provide professional development aimed at supporting Autistic young adults during their summer internship experience with NASA.

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NYU Metro Center ASD Nest Celebrates Autism Acceptance Month

In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, the ASD Nest Support Project led a social media campaign in order to elevate the true experts, autistic individuals.

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News from College Prep Academy/1199 Workforce

Providing guidance and resources to assist students and their families to work together in successfully navigating the changes and challenges ahead.

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NYU Metro Center Welcomes New Director of the Center for Strategic Solutions

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

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NYU Metro Center Represents at CUNY Neurodiversity Conference

ASD Nest Support Project team members Alexis Betancourt-Hart, Lauren Melissa Ellzey, and Molly Perez presented at the CUNY Neurodiversity Conference on Friday, March 18th.

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Black Autistic Lives Matter

In honor of Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, the ASD Nest Support Project created a social media campaign to elevate Black Autistic Lives and affirm that Black Autistic Lives not only matter, but are central to our work as educators and therapists.

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NYU Metro Center Welcomes Dr. Fabienne Doucet as Executive Director

We are excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Dr. Fabienne Doucet, who succeeds Dr. David E. Kirkland’s seven-year tenure of leadership at NYU Metro Center.

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PACH Receives Research Grant to Fund: The Listening Project, A Whole-School Approach

The Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) at the Metropolitan Center for
Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools has received a project grant of $750,000 from the
Silicon Valley Community Foundation to continue their work with The Listening Project (LP) in schools
across New York City.

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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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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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EduColor Partnership

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

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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 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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