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Serving the Public Will: Recounting the Memory and Legacy of the late Public School Advocate, Norm Fruchter

As scholars and activists across the country mourn the death of late Public School Advocate Norm Fruchter, NYU Metro Center’s Megan Hester shares her personal remembrance of Norm’s memory and contributions to the school change movement.

Dismantling Disproportionality: A Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Systems Approach

How do you and your learning community engage in the work of developing culturally responsive and sustaining education (CRSE) learning environments? This blog post details the extent to which disproportionality causes harm to children of color, multilingual learners, and students with disabilities, as well as outlining the commitment and importance of implementing CRSE practices to transform educational opportunities for marginalized and minoritized students.

Contextualizing the Movement for Integrated Schools in New York City

In a moment where the current administration retreats from school integration policies, NYU Metro Center & Territorial Empathy launch the Real Integration Hub. How do we contextualize and recommence the movement to integrate NYC Schools?

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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.

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School Districts’ COVID Decisions

This blog post examines the need for carefully targeted research to more effectively prepare students, families, and school staff for future pandemics. How can research inform instructional policies school districts implement to best maximize learning opportunities, protect against student learning loss, long-term absenteeism, and future pandemics?

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New York City’s Small Schools

This blog post examines the history and context for the formation of NYC’s Small Alternative Schools and assesses whether these institutions can power the schooling transformation so many of our children need.

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Lessons in In(equity): Lack of Cultural Responsiveness in Common Elementary ELA Curriculum

Ahead of their forthcoming report, the Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) at NYU Metro Center share their evaluation of public school curricula and the effect on students.

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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)?

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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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Perspectives 2022

Blogs from 2022: Read the blog posts from our thought-leaders: educators, students, and community members connected to NYU Metro Center.

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.