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Mayoral Control and the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)

The PEP is the successor to the New York City School Board, which governed the city’s schools since Brooklyn was annexed in 1898 as the final borough to be incorporated into municipal New York City.

Reducing NYC’s Wage-Earner Inequity through Universal Pre-K

A significant reduction in wage-earner inequality raises a critical question: which de Blasio policies may have contributed to this increase in equitable income distribution?

Restructuring Special Education: The School-Based Model

The NYC system has moved significantly towards a school-based model, but the Focus report’s criticisms still indicate some of the limits of effective education for special education students.

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Black Girls’ Liberation: Why Youth-Centered Research is Necessary

This piece highlights the implications that youth-centered and participatory research could have on improving various experiences of Black girls.

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Learning & Pushing Together

After one year, parent leaders and staff from 4 organizations doing racial equity work reflect on what they have learned, and the challenges they faced.

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Scaling Reform in NYC Schools

As the Eric Adams’ administration begins a new mayoral era with David Banks as his Chancellor, what can we learn from the efforts of three former Chancellors to reform the city school system at scale?

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Perspectives 2021

Blogs from 2021: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.

Perspectives 2020

Blogs from 2020: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.

Perspectives 2019

Blogs from 2019: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.

Perspectives 2018

Blogs from 2018: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.

Perspectives 2017

Blogs from 2017: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.

Perspectives 2016

Blogs from 2018: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.