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5 Tips for Creating Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Youth Programs

How can Out-of-School-Time Programs shape young people’s learning and leadership? This blog post shares 5 tips on how to create culturally responsive and sustaining youth programs.

Revisiting the DOE's Fair Student Funding Formula

Advancing the quest for adequate funding in New York City’s schools. What new categories and student weightings should be taken into consideration in developing a Fair Student Funding formula (FSF)?

Refusing Schooling in the U.K. and the U.S.

The blog post offers pertinent views and analysis of the rationale of resistors to classroom learning and school cultures.

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Equity Audits: Stakeholders Making Education Policy

Collaborative measures, like Equity Audits, would help to identify, analyze, and correct our manifold schooling inequities.

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Mayoral Control and the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)

Without the reauthorization of mayoral control of New York City’s school system, what will become of the Panel for Education Policy (PEP)?

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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?

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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 2016: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.