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Blogs from 2019

How Participatory Research Can Undo the “Single Story” | 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk “The Danger of a Single Story” turned 10 years old this summer, yet her message still resonates.

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The Roots of Equity and Transformation | 2019

Following a two-year process, the team at NYU Metro Center revised its mission and vision and solidified five core values to guide its work. The revisions were made by engaging the entire NYU Metro Center family.

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Unlovely Student Distributions | 2019

In late November in the Fordham Institute’s Flypaper, Chester Finn disparaged New York City’s Community School District 15’s effort to reduce segregation and improve integration across the district’s eleven middle schools.

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Reblog: Linking Equity to Practice | 2019

In a blog post originally published on the Students at the Center HUB, NYU Metro Center researchers share an essential research tool that can be adapted for school research use, empowering those most implicated by research...

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How Participatory Research Can Undo the “Single Story” | 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk “The Danger of a Single Story” turned 10 years old this summer, yet her message still resonates.

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An Opportunity to Be a Changemaker | 2019

The Center for Policy Research and Evaluation (PRE) at NYU Metro Center, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and CORO New York, is conducting the Exploring Youth Leadership Councils Study.

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Understanding Disproportionality Part 4: TAC-D’s Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) Framework and Equity Teams | 2019

This is the final installment of our 4-part blog series on disproportionality. We encourage you to view our previous posts on disproportionality so you can get a full picture of what it is and what the Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D) at NYU Metro Center is doing to eliminate it.

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Understanding Disproportionality Part 3: TAC-D’s Root Cause Analysis Approach | 2019

Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on dis-proportionality covered what the problem of dis-proportionality is and how it presents itself throughout the education system.

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Understanding Disproportionality Part 2: Measuring Disproportionality | 2019

In this part, we take a closer look at New York City Public School discipline data (2017-2018) to help us illustrate the glaring inequities for the sub-groups which have been marginalized by a system infested with policies...

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Understanding Disproportionality Part 1: What Disproportionality Is and Why It Matters | 2019

NYU Metro Center recently released the blog, “Disproportionality and Punishment: A CRE Approach to School Discipline” that problematized continued disproportionate suspensions of Black & Latinx NYC Public School students.

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Human-Centered Design in Action: Learning Lab | 2019

What are the needs, challenges, and best practices for building capacity with under-resourced nonprofit organizations that promote equity?

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The Mastery Collaborative Approach: Student Centered, Culturally Responsive, and Competency-Based | 2019

NYU Metro Center is working with the Mastery Collaborative to conduct the Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project.

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The Renewal Schools Program Wasn’t a Failure, It Was a Lesson | 2019

Earlier this week, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the much expected news that the city will evolve its efforts to improve its troubled schools.

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What the Crisis in Venezuela Teaches Us about Education | 2019

On October 28, 2017, NYU Metro Center brought together a panel of experts to discuss ways that educators can help resolve one of the world’s most pressing problems: the global suffering of hurting people.

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Moving Beyond the Match: Future Directions for Research and Policies Promoting Diversity Within the K-12 Educator Workforce | 2019

Diversity matters for student learning. Representation matters. It is a difficult task to identify anyone working within the education ecosystem—whether they be a teacher, school leader, policymaker, researcher, or advocate—without a strong stance on these claims.

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Real Integration and Equity in New York City Schools | 2019

Today, NYC DoE took another small step toward equity and one giant leap toward integration, with the release of the initial recommendations by the School Diversity Advisory Group, of which NYU Metro Center is a member.

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Is New York City’s Plan to Diversify Specialized High Schools Racist toward Asian Americans? | 2019

As a biracial Black and Chinese American, I’ve always been aware of the polarizing histories and experiences that I carry in my body. At times it was confusing.

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Disproportionality and Punishment: A CRE Approach to School Discipline | 2019

The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) recently released its annual data report on school discipline for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Introducing the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard: A Tool to Evaluate Curriculum | 2019

With the release of the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard, parents, community members, educators, and organizers can find out whether curriculum in their schools is culturally responsive or culturally destructive.

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Journey Forward: The New York State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework | 2019

Journey Forward: The New York State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

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My Voice, Youth Voice, in the Movement for REAL Integration | 2019

Last fall, while sitting next to New York Times reporter and MacArthur Genius, Nikole Hannah-Jones, in an auditorium at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York, I made the following statement:

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Racism's Hold on My Newborn Child | 2019

At the end of last year, I gave birth to my first baby. V is smart, happy, and beautiful. The future for V is beaming with possibilities and will most definitely be filled with the love of near and dear ones.

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