Resources

  • 2016 NYSESLAT Turnkey Training in New York City: February 29 - March 1, 2016
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  • 2018 NYSITELL Information
    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment (OSA) has updated the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) with the following information regarding the 2018 edition of the assessment: OSA NYSITELL Homepage: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/a... Read More
  • 27th Symposium on Children and Youth Literature & Book Fair
    Instituto Cervantes of New York celebrates the XXVII Symposium on Children and Youth Literature on Friday, June 1, 2018. In this edition, our guest is Antonio García Teijeiro, National Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature winner, 2017 for his book Poemar el mar.The Children's Book ... Read More
  • A Close Look at the Dropout Crisis: Examining Black and Latino Males in New York City
    This report focuses on Black and Latino males from the 2006-2007 high school cohort who dropped out. We closely examine who drops out and when, and their achievement levels in middle and high school. Our assumption is that by knowing more about who is likely to drop out, and at what point in their e... Read More
  • A Guide for Parents of English Language Learners in New York State
    Bilingual children have unique assets and advantages and have great opportunities ahead. The New York State Education Department strongly values bilingualism and strives to provide the best setting for your child to develop his or her full language potential. Albanian, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (sim... Read More
  • A Guide to Understanding the New Rules for School Registration
    In July 2015, the Commissioner’s Regulations governing enrollment were amended to ensure that all students, and in particular unaccompanied youth, have timely access to school. The Regulations require that school districts accept a broader range of documents to establish residency and set out ... Read More
  • Academic Interventions for Struggling Learners
    Academic Interventions for Struggling Learners brief addresses the purpose of instructional support teams, elements of culturally responsive instruction and provide resources for response to interventions. Learn more... Read More
  • Addressing Disproportionality Through the Creation of Culturally Responsive Problem-Solving Teams
    Questions about structures that support equitable outcomes for students are answered differently from district to district given the specific local context. One consistent theme, however, in our work with districts related to our technical assistance is the effort to identify methods for schools to ... Read More
  • Advancing the Academic Listening and Writing Abilities of High School Transitioning & Expanding ELLs (Grades 9-12)
    This presentation will define the language characteristics of Transitioning and Expanding ELLs, explore a model unit on the Dust Bowl in which students build academic listening and writing skills, and explore strategies for assisting soon-to-exit ELLs with close reading of novels, biographies, speec... Read More
  • Advancing the Academic Literacy of Emerging and Transitioning ELLs in Grades 6-12
    Read the PowerPoint Presenation by Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita - Rhode Island College... Read More
  • An Equity Lens for Early Warning Systems: Monthly Calendar for Data Teams
    The purpose of this monthly calendar is to provide a starting point for asking equity questions during the data analysis process. Schools and districts are in need to develop data systems as well as conduct analyses of this data. However there is little guidance as to what questions to ask... Read More
  • Angélica Infante-Green
    Mrs. Infante-Green is the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Instructional Support. Her portfolio includes overseeing the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages; the Data Systems and Educational Technology Office; the Office of Assessment, Sta... Read More
  • Asset Focused Factors
    Uploaded on Oct 2, 2014 A conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Yemi Stembridge of The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) about asset focused factors. Watch the video... Read More
  • Behavioral Support Root Cause Analysis Workbook
    Research over the past three decades has identified a variety of educational equity issues such as discipline. Specifically, discipline along with other outcomes (e.g., attendance, credit accumulation) appears to operate as predictors of high school graduation and involvement with juvenile justice s... Read More
  • Bilingual Common Core Progressions: ELL Bi-Literacy Development
    A workshop designed to support Bilingual and/or Home Language Arts teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with ELLs. Elementary and Middle School Presentation  and  High School Presentation Handout1 and Handout 2a./2b. English Language Developmet: ... Read More
  • Bilingual Education in the United States: A Bumpy Road
    Bilingual education has been part of the American educational landscape before the Revolutionary War. This presentation will provide the audience with a brief history of bilingual education in the United States including a discussion of the legislative and political history of language education for... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes
    Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Bengali Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science French Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Haitian Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Korean Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Simplified Chinese Bilingual Study Notes - Element... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Bengali
    Unit 1: Matter Unit 2: Energy Unit 3: Simple Machines Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit 5: Animals and Plants in the Environment Unit 6: Electricity and Magnetism Unit 7: Properties of Water Unit 8: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land ... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science French
    Unit 1: Matter Unit 2: Energy Unit 3: Simple Machines Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit 5: Animals and Plants in the Environment Unit 6: Electricity and Magnetism Unit 7: Properties of Water Unit 8: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land ... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Haitian
    Unit 1: Matter Unit 2: Energy Unit 3: Simple Machines Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit 5: Animals and Plants in the Environment Unit 6: Electricity and Magnetism Unit 7: Properties of Water Unit 8: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land ... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Korean
    Unit 1: Matter Unit 2: Energy Unit 3: Simple Machines Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit 5: Animals and Plants in the Environment Unit 6: Electricity and Magnetism Unit 7: Properties of Water Unit 8: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land ... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Simplified Chinese
    Unit 1: Matter Unit 2: Energy Unit 3: Simple Machines Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit 5: Animals and Plants in the Environment Unit 6: Electricity and Magnetism Unit 7: Properties of Water Unit 8: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land ... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Elementary Science Traditional Chinese
    Unit 1: Matter Unit 2: Energy Unit 3: Simple Machines Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit 5: Animals and Plants in the Environment Unit 6: Electricity and Magnetism Unit 7: Properties of Water Unit 8: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land ... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Social Studies Spanish
    Unit 1: Native Americans - First Inhabitants Unit 2: Three Worlds Meet Unit 3 - Colonial and Revolutionary Periods Unit 4: The New Nation Unit 5: Growth and Expansion Unit 6: Local and State Government... Read More
  • Bilingual Study Notes - Social Studies Traditional Chinese
    Unit 1: Native Americans - First Inhabitants Unit 2: Three Worlds Meet Unit 3 - Colonial and Revolutionary Periods Unit 4: The New Nation Unit 5: Growth and Expansion Unit 6: Local and State Government... Read More
  • Biographies of Presenters
    Superintendent Jaime Alicea has dedicated his career to the Syracuse City School District, having worked his way up from a teaching assistant to Chief Operations Officer over the course of his 33-year career before being named Superintendent. Mr. Alicea got his start in the SCSD as a teaching assis... Read More
  • BLACK LIVES MATTER: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males (2015)
    "Black Lives Matter," the fifth edition of the Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, calls out systemic challenges and obstacles within states and localities.  The report provides a national overview of the state of Black and Latino male students with state and local analy... Read More
  • Blueprint for ELLs Success
    The following principles were carefully developed as a statewide framework aimed to clarify expectations for administrators, policymakers, and practitioners to prepare ELLs for success, beginning in Pre-kindergarten, to lay the foundation for college and career readiness. Albanian, Arabic, Bengali,... Read More
  • Brown: 60 and Beyond Conference
    On May 16th and 17th, 2014, Dr. Pedro Noguera, Executive Directer of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, organized a two day conference in response to the 60th anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.  ... Read More
  • Building Oral Academic Language and Moving Transitioning and Expanding ELLs Towards Complex Writing (Grades 1-5)
    Read the Presenation by Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita - Rhode Island College This presenation will cover: - Using NYSESLAT Scores to Drive Instruction; Understanding Proficiency and How to Advance It - Moving Word Knowledge Forward: Strategies that Lead Transitioning and Expanding ELLs to ... Read More
  • Calendar of Events
    July 11 - July 13, 2017Early Career Institute for Teachers of World LanguagesLocation: New York UniversityAudience: Teachers of World LanguagesSee the flyer for more information The NYS Language RBERN is an approved CTLE provider. July 18, 2017Effective ELL Services for ELLs: What Parent Coordina... Read More
  • Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI)
    Teacher preparation, programming, and instruction are a part of our ongoing commitment to English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Learners (MLLs) and the New York State Education Department’s overarching and steadfast mission to ensure that all students attain the highest level of academ... Read More
  • Co-Teaching for ELLs
    Chapter Summaries 1-8 on the book: Collaboration and Co-Teaching Strategies for English Learners, by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove; Corwin Press, 2010 Articles and Supplementary Materials December 2014 - Collaboration and Co-Teaching: What Every Educator Needs to Know Fall 2014&nb... Read More
  • Common Core Resources for Parents: Where to Learn More and Get More
    Albanian, Arabic, Bangla, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), ENGLISH, French, German, Haitian, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu,Uzbek, and Vietnamese... Read More
  • Common Core State Standards - FAQs
    In this document, you will find some frequently asked questions and answers about the standards. It will be updated over time. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal to learn more about your school’s work with the Common Core. Albanian, Arabic, Bangla, Burmese, Chinese (Simpli... Read More
  • Common Core State Standards Information
    Common Core Resources for Parents: Where to Learn More and Get More  Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards This guide is designed to help you understand how the standards will affect your child, what changes you will see and what you can do at home to help your child in t... Read More
  • CR Part 154 Documents
    The Commissioner's Regulation Part 154 (CR Part 154) establishes the legal requirements for the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) in New York State. 2016 NYSESLAT Score Reports A Guide for Parents of English Language Learners in New York State Blueprints for ELL Success  Common ... Read More
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies
    Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategiesbrief addresses the essential elements of creating culturally responsive context and ways in which teachers can implement strategies in their classrooms. Learn more... Read More
  • Culturally Responsive Differientiated Instruction Strategies
    Culturally Responsive Differentiated Instruction brief addresses what is differientiated instruction and how it applies teaching and learning for diverse learners. Not all students are alike and they learn on multiple levels. Differentiated Instruction recognizes student's varying background kn... Read More
  • Culturally Responsive Education: A Primer For Policy And Practice
     The purpose of this brief is to outline the extensive history and development of CRE in order to determine its most immediate practical applications. As suggested by gaps and inconsistencies in both the theoretical and empirical literature, this brief points out potential next steps and future... Read More
  • Data Analysis Workbook: Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education
    Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education provides basic quantitative methods used to explore disproportionality. It demonstrates how to use a set of district data with the most common formulas for uncovering possible instances of disproportionality as well as examine and interpret ... Read More
  • Demographic Change & Educating Immigrant Youth in New York City
    In this white paper, authored by Sebastian Cherng and staff from the Center for Research and Evaluation at Metro Center, we do not treat immigrant youth as monolithic, understanding that there is no one immigrant story and, therefore, can be no one immigrant pedagogy or curriculum, policy or program... Read More
  • Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education
    This Equity In Action is intended to provide educators and researchers with the most comprehensive, praxis-oriented information on identifying and reducing disproportionality in schools. Over the course of developing and piloting a data-driven process (2004-2010) for identifying root causes, we&rsqu... Read More
  • Dr. Alfredo Artiles
    Dr. Artiles is Dean of the Graduate College and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University. His scholarship focuses on educational equity related to disability intersections with race, social class, language and gender, teacher learning in urban contexts, and poli... Read More
  • Dr. Audry Trainor and Dr. David O'Conner - A Brown Bag Discussion
    Equity, Disproportionality, and Post-Secondary Transitions ... Read More
  • Dr. David E. Kirkland
    Dr. Kirkland is Associate Professor of English Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; and Executive Director of The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and The Transformation of ... Read More
  • Dr. David Kirkland - A Brown Bag Discussion
    Centering Students - How Educators Can Fix Schools and Classrooms - A Cultural Relevance Perspective ... Read More
  • Dr. Edward Fergus
    Dr. Fergus is Assistant Professor of Urban Education at Temple University.  Dr. Fergus is a former high school teacher, evaluator, and community school program director. Dr. Fergus’ current work is on the intersection of educational policy and outcomes with a specific focus on Black and L... Read More
  • Dr. Fabienne Doucet Discussed Early Childhood Solutions within the Context of Race
    The Brown Bag discussion of Metro Center was held on February 22 on the topic of “What do we tell the children?’ Early childhood educators as truth tellers in the era of alternate facts”.   Dr. Fabienne leading the discussionThe conversation was led by Dr. Fabienne Douce... Read More
  • Dr. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr
    Dr. Morris is the founder and President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI).  As the President of FDFI he has initiated PROTECT, a partnership with two California-based nonprofit organizations, 3Strands Global and Love Never Fails, to provide grade-level appropri... Read More
  • Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
    Dr. Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a Harlem-based branch of the ... Read More
  • Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr.
    In March, 2008 Dr. Young was appointed by the New York State Legislature as Regent At Large, The University of the State of New York and re-elected to a 5- year term effective April 1, 2010. Currently, he co-chairs the Regent’s P – 12 Education Committee, chairs the Early Childhood Workg... Read More
  • Dr. Natasha M. Strassfeld
    Dr. Strassfeld is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She obtained her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and her Ph.D. in Special Education from the Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Strassfeld's research examines se... Read More
  • Dr. Natasha M. Strassfeld
    Dr. Strassfeld is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She obtained her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and her Ph.D. in Special Education from the Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Strassfeld's research examines se... Read More
  • Dr. Richard Milner - A Brown Bag Discussion
    Equity, Disproportionality, and Poverty in Schools ... Read More
  • Dr. Yohuru R. Williams
    Dr. Williams is an American academic, author and activist. Williams is a professor of History dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). He was previously a professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfi... Read More
  • Educational Equity Audit for the School District of Palm Beach County: Final Report
    Over the past 18 months, the School District of Palm Beach County has worked with the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools to conduct an internal look at equity issues in the School District of Palm Beach County. This report of the Educational Equity Audit for... Read More
  • Effective Practices for Holistically Educating English Language Learners in New York State
     This March 2017 reports by Metro Center's Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (R-BERN) addresses student engagement for English Language Learners (ELLs) in schools. Often there is a disconnect between school perception of student ability and actual student ability for these populatio... Read More
  • Equity in Education: Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education
    This manual is intended to provide school districts with detailed data-driven processes for identifying the root causes of disproportionality in their district and ensure equitable outcomes. A major premise involves understanding disproportionality as an outcome of policies, practices, and beliefs. ... Read More
  • Equity in Education: Volume 1
    Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education: Technical Assistance Manual for Identifying Root Causes The Equity in Education manual is intended to provide school districts with detailed data-driven processes for identifying the root causes of disproportionality in the... Read More
  • Evaluation of Academic Parent Teacher Teams in New York City Middle Schools
    Policy, Research, and Evaluation is currently conducting an evaluation of Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) in New York City middle schools.  APTT is a family engagement model developed by WestEd that replaces the traditional parent-teacher conference with three whole-classroom sessions per ... Read More
  • Evaluation of Florida Atlantic University High School
    The Metro Center research team is currently working on evaluating the Florida Atlantic University High School program, a dual enrollment program in Boca Raton, Florida, in which students concurrently earn both a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s degree. Our evaluation focuses on academic ou... Read More
  • Evaluation of Rocket Learning Supplemental Educational Services
    A study by the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) at New York University (NYU) shows that the tutoring services for low-income students created by Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act leads to significant gains in reading achievement and has high satisfaction rat... Read More
  • Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    By Jamie D. Bleiweiss, Lauren Hough & Shirley CohenPublished by AAPC Purchase Book... Read More
  • Everyday Race Blog
    The authors of this blog include team members from the NYU Center for Strategic Solutions. We are dedicated to providing technical assistance and professional development to schools, non-profit organizations, community organizations, and for-profit companies that are seeking to move the conversation... Read More
  • Federal Diversity Internship Initiative
      Now is your chance to apply for paid fall internships with the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative! This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern with the federal government, so apply now! Applications are due June 21, 2017. Accepted students will have a chance to int... Read More
  • From Risk to Resilience - 2015 Conference
    Introduction  Place: Pathways to Opportunities Supporting Resilience for Children Facing Violence Remarks by Carmen Farina Lessons from Community Schools Policy Responses to Support Children and Schools Building a Support System Workshop ... Read More
  • Gender Revolution: A National Geographic Special Issue
      This National Geographic special issue of "Journeys in Film" is devoted entirely to an exploration of gender issues: in science, social systems, and civilizations. The issue features a transgender person for the first time on the cover of its magazine: nine-year old Avery Jackson. The issu... Read More
  • Guides and Resources for Educators of ELLs
    Resources to help educators with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). UPDATED 2018! Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) NEW! Building Oral Academic Language and Moving Transitioning and Expanding ELLs Towards Complex Writing (Grades 1-5) NEW! NYSITELL, 2018 Edition - ... Read More
  • Guides and Resources for Parents and Students
    Resources to help parents & students with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). UPDATED 2018! Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) NEW! 2018 NYSITELL Information NEW! What Parents of ELLs/MLLs Should Know to Ensure Their Child Graduates From High School NEW! Supple... Read More
  • Harnessing Strengths: Daring to Celebrate EVERYONE'S Unique Contributions
    Winnie Dunn, Kristie Patten Koenig, Jane Cox, Dory Sabata, Ellen Pope, Lauren Foster, & Angela L. Blackwell. (2013). Harnessing Strengths: Daring to Celebrate EVERYONE'S Unique Contributions. Developmental Disabilities. March 2013.Read more... Read More
  • Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ)
    After registration and enrollment in a school, the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) is completed by the parent/guardian. However, districts may create their own forms for diagnostic assessment of a prospective enrollee’s linguistic needs, incorporating questions 1-7 on the HLQ, and distr... Read More
  • How We Work
    School districts, community groups, researchers, national and local school reform organizations, and funders have contracted AISR's services to act as partner, facilitator, and collaborator in their reform efforts. We offer the following supports: Quantitative and qualitative researc... Read More
  • Identifying the Root Causes of Disproportionality
    A citation for disproportionality does not necessarily mean a district is intentionally producing inequitable outcomes. Oftentimes, as the root causes of a district's disproportionality are explored, it becomes clear that existing beliefs, policies, and practices have unintentionally created the env... Read More
  • Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children by Hirokazu Yoshikawa
    An in-depth look at the challenges undocumented immigrants face as they raise children in the U.S. There are now nearly four million children born in the United States who have undocumented immigrant parents. In the current debates around immigration reform, policymakers often view immigrants as ... Read More
  • Inclusion and Innovation: Supporting employees on the autism spectrum
    Lauren Hough & Kristie Patten KoenigMental Health Works QuarterlyPartnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association, Inc. 2014 Read more... Read More
  • Instructional Materials and Glossaries
    INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALSThese instructional materials are to help teachers who are working with ELLs.  They are only for instructions, not for ELL accommodation. Literary Terms & Devices for Language Arts - Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, German,... Read More
  • Integrated ENL: Programming for ELLs
    View the presentation by Ron Woo, Language RBERN ... Read More
  • Is NYC Preparing Teachers to Be Culturally Responsive? Data Snapshot
    by Jahque Bryan-Gooden and Megan Hester March 2018 IntroductionIn this volatile political time when racism and bias are increasingly visible in politics and themedia, young people are looking to schools to help them understand the world and themselves.In an era when Charlottesville, Parkland, #MeT... Read More
  • Key Terms Used to Describe Practices Related to the Education of ELLs in New York State
    English-Spanish Resource guide for translation of educational language, useful for parents and school staff.... Read More
  • Language and Culture Guides
    Concise descriptions of the languages and cultures our students bring with them - with great tips for educators. Arabic, NY Arab-American Demographic Sheet, Bengali, Burmese, Burma Facts, Chinese, French, Haitian, Karen, Karen Cultural Tips & Trends, Korean, Native American, Russian, Somal... Read More
  • Language RBERN Presents "Co-Teaching for ELLs - Grades 9-12"
    This presentation will help teachers and administrators understand the amended CR Part 154 Units of Study charts for Grades 9-12, learn about Co-Teaching Models for ELLs, and learn how to foster collaborations that support the teaching of ELLs. View the presentation... Read More
  • Latino Males, Masculinity and Marginalization: A Summary Report on a Research and Policy Forum
    On January 17 and 18, 2008, the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, under the leadership of Pedro Noguera and funding support from the Ford Foundation, convened leading scholars engaged in research related to the experiences and conditions of Latino males in the United States. This report serve... Read More
  • Making the Grade in New York City Schools: Progress Report Grades and Black and Latino Students
    This report provides an analysis at how schools serving different populations are rated under the New York City school system. We focus on determining the level of quality, according to the Progress Report grades, of the schools attended by the most vulnerable of student populations, as well as the ... Read More
  • Maximizing Language Development During Integrated ENL Classes (Grades 6-12)
    In this presentation by Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College, participants will learn to: Create instructional profiles for EL students to plan responsive language development for each ELL Analyze secondary science and social studies textbook chapters to identify language ... Read More
  • Maximizing Language Development in Integrated ENL/Content Area Classes (Grades 6-12)
    PRESENTER: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI Dr. Nancy Cloud presents strategies and explores supplemental materials to maximize language development and provide multi-level entry point to science and so... Read More
  • Metro Learning Communities recommends book on transformative teaching
    Looking for summer reading? NYU Metro Center's Metro Learning Communities recommends "It's Not About Grit" by Steve Goodman (2018, Teachers College Press). Endorsed by current and past Metro Center Executive Directors, David Kirkland and Pedro Noguera, the book focuses on how responsive teaching sup... Read More
  • Mindful Education Lab - Our People
    Mindful Education Lab Members Joshua Aronson, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Applied PsychologyDirector, Mindful Education LabResearch ScientistMetropolitan Center for Research in Equity and Transformation of SchoolsNew York University Catherine Good, Ph.D.Director of Research, Tu... Read More
  • Mississippi Cultural Responsivity Matrix
    A Teachers’ Self-study Guide for Culturally Responsive Practices in Grades K-6: Reading & Mathematics. It assist teachers and administrators in assessing the degree to which mandated curricula guides in mathematics and reading curricula and strategies that are responsive to the socio-cultu... Read More
  • Mr. Shaka Senghor
    Mr. Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and a Senior Fellow with the Dream Corps. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, was released in March 2016 and debuted on The New York Times Best Seller List as well as The&n... Read More
  • Ms. Ocynthia Williams
    Ms. Williams is a wife and mother of six children, and Co-Director with the Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline C2C, a Collective Impact Initiative in Harlem. She is a long time Parent Organizer, Advocate, and Coalition Builder in New York City. In addition, she is a founding member of the New Yor... Read More
  • Multilingual Book Publishers
    A list of publishers who print books in languages such as Chinese, French, Spanish, etc.... Read More
  • Needs and Segmentation Analysis for the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey
    In 2016, New York University (NYU) conducted a needs and segmentation analysis of Newark, New Jersey’s South Ward in order to gather information about the area’s demographics, schools, quality of life, health care, and other key indicators. NYU analyzed these data by neighborhood, census... Read More
  • Neighborhood Networks Supporting Mexican Immigrant Communities in New York City
    This report describes the development and implementation of five community-based neighborhood networks, funded by the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation (DBAF) under the Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities initiative (AAMC). The initiative aimed to improve the long-term educational and eco... Read More
  • New Vision for Korean Language Teaching and Learning
    Korean Language Teacher Workshop Series #8 - New Vision for Korean Language Teaching and Learning... Read More
  • New York City Education Organizing Capacity Building
    The Center for Community Organizing & Engagement staff provide research, training, and logistical support to parent and youth organizing groups in NYC, particularly the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ), a citywide coalition of parents and community groups organizing for equi... Read More
  • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
    The NYSESLAT is designed to annually assess the English language proficiency of all English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in Grades K–12. It is a component of the State’s compliance with federal laws that mandate annually assessing and monitoring the English Language proficiency prog... Read More
  • NYSESLAT Letters to Parents
    NYSESLAT Score/Entitlement to ELL ServicesA template for correspondence notifying parents and guardians of the student's NYSESLAT score results and continued eligibility for ELL services.Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, ... Read More
  • NYSESLAT Parent Information Brochure
    The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs... Read More
  • NYSITELL Letters to Parents
    NYSITELL Score/Entitlement to ELL Services A template for correspondence notifying parents and guardians of the student's NYSITELL score results and eligibility for ELL services. Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, Haitian, Hindi, Japanese, Karen,... Read More
  • NYSITELL Parent Information Brochure
    The purpose of the NYSITELL is to assess the English language level of new students whose home or primary language is other than English. Your child’s score on the NYSITELL (Entering, Emerging, Transitioning, Expanding, or Commanding) will determine if he or she is entitled to receive English ... Read More
  • PACH Conversation Series
    Public lecture series and conversations with senior level professionals. Watch the videos... Read More
  • Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards
    This guide is designed to help you understand how the standards will affect your child, what changes you will see and what you can do at home to help your child in the classroom. Albanian, Arabic, Bangla, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), ENGLISH, French, German, Hai... Read More
  • Parent's Bill of Rights
    Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, German, Haitian, Italian, Hindi, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese... Read More
  • Past 2017 Events
    FEBRUARY 16, 2017 Unpacking the Bilingual Common Core Progressions to Enhance the Home Language Arts ClassroomLocation: New York UniversityAudience: TeachersClick here for more information  |  Please register here (This Workshop is limited to 30 participants) March 2-4, 201... Read More
  • Pathways to Obtain Additional Certification in Bilingual Education and/or TESOL
    Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) TESOL and Bilingual Course Information and Frequently Asked Questions - The NYSUT Education & Learning Trust and Mercy College are partnering to make it easier for teachers to pursue New York State Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langua... Read More
  • Planning Effective ENL Instruction K-8
    June 29 and 30, 2017 | Newtown High School, Library | 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM View first day presentation  |  View second day presenation... Read More
  • Planning Morning Meetings for Students with ASD
    By Aaron Lanou. Responsive Classroom Newsletter, Summer 2014.Read more... Read More
  • Professional Development Materials
    Administrators Building a Culture and Climate of Learning for ELLs - 5-9-2011 -Prof. Janet Patti, Hunter College, CUNY Key Leadership Practices for Effective School-Wide ELL Instruction - 3-09-2011 - Mirian Acosta - Sing, former Resource Specialist, NYS Language RBE-RN at NYU An Effective Dual ... Read More
  • Race is Not Neutral: Addressing Disproportionality in School Discipline
    Dr. Russell Skiba, Professor, Indiana University, cautioned educators to be mindful of the subjectivity inherent in many school discipline practices in his keynote address at the TAC-D 2010 Summer Institute. ... Read More
  • Resident Perceptions of Public Education in Newark: A Community Survey
    A joint community survey report from the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University (Metro Center) and the Newark Schools Research Collaborative (NSRC) at Rutgers University documents the perception of public education in Newark. This report summarizes the perceptions and beliefs... Read More
  • Resources
    NYU Metro Center has developed an extensive library of tools and resources, which include books and publications for professional development, policy papers, and a cohort of other materials that address equity, achievement, and inclusive teaching and learning. This unique bank of resources also incl... Read More
  • Rigor in Humanities Instruction
    Uploaded on Jan 13, 2015 A conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Yemi Stembridge of The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center, New York University), Dr. Ernest Morrell, Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME, Columbia Un... Read More
  • Rigor in Math and Science Instruction
    Uploaded on Apr 16, 2015 A conversation with Dr. Yemi Stembridge of The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center, New York University), Natalie Zwerger, Director, Center for Strategic Solutions (Metro Center, New York University), Dr. Jasmine Ma (NY... Read More
  • Roadmap to College Brochure
    A college access guides for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners in New York State. These guides are intended to be printed out double-sided on 8x17 paper and are available in the following languages: Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | English | French | Haitian | Karen | Nepali | Russian | Sp... Read More
  • RTI, Disproportionality and Promising Practices: A Three-Part Article
    The TAC-D staff recently published with the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) a three-part series on RTI and Urban Schools. The first article provides a landscape of the challenges faced by urban schools that complicate the effective implementation of RTI. The second article... Read More
  • Seal of Biliteracy
    The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.  The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages; identify h... Read More
  • Social Diversity: Leveraging the power of an inclusive workforce
    Lauren Hough & Kristie Patten Koenig OT PracticeFebruary, 2014Read more... Read More
  • Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide (SNLACG)
    The Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide (SNLACG) was developed as an initiative of the New York City Department of Education’s Office of English Language Learners (OELL). It represents a consensus among a Native Language Arts (NLA) core group of Spanish-language educators and adminis... Read More
  • Stories From the Field
    Chinese Lunar New Year - Paper Cutting Arts NYC STARTALK Grant for Hindi Language Instruction, Post-program Community Engagement Activities STARTALK : Reunion Day of Summer Hindi Program for High School Students New York City Chinese Teacher Danmei Wu Happy Lunar New Year - Year of the Tiger NY... Read More
  • Summer Institute 2010 Midday Address
    A special midday address by Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent, New York State Board of Regents in which he outlined how equity issues are about fairness and justice. ... Read More
  • Summer Institutes for Teachers of World Languages 2018
    We are offering two institutes free of charge through a collaboration between New York University Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning (Partnership Schools Program/MMS) and the Metro Center New York State Language RBERN. Enrollment in each institute will be limited to the first 24 ... Read More
  • Supplementary American History Reading Materials in Chinese
    INTRODUCTION Why was this developed? Why is this important?The translations in this packet were developed to assist Chinese speaking English Language Learners (ELLs) to be successful in accessing information from complex English texts and to enhance their comprehension.  Reading English langua... Read More
  • TAC-D - Useful Resources
    Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities Special Education State Performance Plan NYSED Data Site BLUEPRINT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELLS) SUCCESS Equity of Opportunity My Brother's Keeper Schott Foundation for Public Education... Read More
  • TAC-D 2017 Summer Institute Live Stream
    Best practices for Livestream: In advance of the event date, we recommend individual users go to livestream.com and test playback of any event currently streaming through the platform.  This allows the individual to determine if their own unique firewal... Read More
  • TAC-D 2017-2018 Regional Workshops
    The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D) is pleased to announce regional professional development workshops for the 2017-18 school year. These workshops are offered to any interested school district at no charge, and are designed to assist school districts in understanding the r... Read More
  • TAC-D Advisory Board Members
    Dr. Alfredo J. ArtilesDean of the Graduate College and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University  Dr. Artiles is Dean of the Graduate College and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University. His scholarship focuses on educa... Read More
  • TAC-D Summer Institute 2015: Highlights
    The conference brought together over 600 people whose life's work involves creating educational opportunity and social justice for all our children. ... Read More
  • Tech for Nest
    Technology resources for educators in the ASD Nest program. Learn more... Read More
  • Template for Content Area and English as a New Language Planning
    In Integrated-English as a New Language (ENL) classrooms using the co-teaching approach, both content area and ENL teachers play a significant role in the instruction of all students in the classroom. This template that can be used by both teachers as a guide to co-plan instruction for students in a... Read More
  • Textbooks for Sustainable Development: A Guide to Embedding
    UNESCO MGIEP launched ‘Textbooks for Sustainable Development: A Guide to Embedding’, an international guidebook on embedding concepts of peace, sustainable development and global citizenship in textbooks of core subjects at the 3rd Asia Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 (APMED III) ... Read More
  • THE $746 MILLION A YEAR SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE: The Ineffective, Discriminatory, and Costly Process of Criminalizing New York City Students
    Young people are at the forefront of a growing movement demanding that New York City divest from punitive, ineffective, costly, and discriminatory disciplinary policies, and instead invest in creating schools that resp... Read More
  • The 2015 NYS English Language Learner Parent Conference
    The  Conference was held at New York University in NYC on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  ... Read More
  • The 2016 English Language Learner Parent Academy
    The  academy was held at New York University in NYC on Friday, October 21, 2016, from 8 AM to 2 PM.The ELL Parent Academy is for parents of English Language Learners and for school personnel who work with ELL parents. The ELL Parent Academy is designed to provide information and resources to su... Read More
  • The Academic Characteristics of Black and Latino Boys that Matter in Achievement: An Exploratory Achievement Model of Boys in Single-Sex Schools
    Recent findings of the Black and Latino Male Schools Intervention Study (BLMSIS), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2006-2009) and directed by the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, show that academic engagement, school climate, and out-of-school activities are key contributors ... Read More
  • The ASD Nest Model
    A Framework for Inclusive Education for Higher Functioning Children on the Autism SpectrumEdited by Shirley Cohen & Lauren HoughPublished by AAPCClick here for more information... Read More
  • The Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative
    The Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) brings together researchers, data and policy analysts, and community organizers to provide critical research, data, policy and strategic support for the education justice movement. EJ-ROC builds on the long tradition of movement-dr... Read More
  • The Exploring Leadership Councils Study
    The NYU Metro Center, in partnership with the University of Michigan, Algorhythm, Coro New York, and NYC DOE is conducting a four year, three-cohort, mixed methods study that examines whether and how youth leadership councils (YLCs), a type of youth-adult partnership, foster developmental competenci... Read More
  • The Fundamentals of Leading Advanced Literacies: Instruction in Linguistically Diverse Settings
    April 6, 2017 Opening Remarks & Presentation Morning Session Afternoon Session ... Read More
  • The New York City High Schools Contributing the Most to the Achievement of Black and Latino Males
    This report identifies factors distinguishing the schools that best serve Black and Latino males. We first determine which schools contribute the most to Black and Latino males graduating with a Regents Diploma in four years, and then examine the characteristics that distinguish these schools. Among... Read More
  • The Road to College and Career Readiness
    2017 NYSED Parent Academy for New York City Parents of ELLs/Multilingual Learners TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017Location: New York UniversityAudience: Parents of ELLsAssistant Commissioner Lissette Colon-Collins greeting attendees at the 2017 NYSED Parent Academy See the 2017 Parent Academy Progra... Read More
  • Theories of Change Among Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino Boys: An Intervention in Search of Theory
    This brief presents the underlying theory of change surrounding the strategies implemented in seven single sex schools serving Black and Latino boys (grades 4-12). Our attention to the theories surrounding these strategies rests on the presumption that school practice involves complex processes and ... Read More
  • Towards Excellence and Equity in Connecticut Schools
    This brief from April 2016 discusses the results of a study of Connecticut's efforts to improve educational equity. It examines student performance on the 3rd grade Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and analyzes statewide trends and trends of low-performing schools throughout the state, with particular... Read More
  • Translation Services
    African Language Consultants - African Language Consultants is a BBB accredited, multilingual services provider with access to linguists of both commonly spoken and rare African languages and dialects. Translation Services - Individuals - List of individuals providing a full range of multilingual l... Read More
  • Understanding Latino Students’ Schooling Experiences: The Relevance of Skin Color Among Mexican and Puerto Rican High School Students
    For the last forty years researchers have posited competing theories regarding the relative influence of social class background and racial-group membership on the school experiences, academic performance, behavior, and motivation of ethnic minority students. The general purpose of these competing t... Read More
  • Understanding the Education Trajectories of Young Black Men in New York City: Elementary and Middle School Years
    A joint study for the Black Male Donor Collaborative (BMDC), published by the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University (Metro Center) and the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being (CFRCFW) at Columbia University, tells the story of different educational... Read More
  • Unpacking the Bilingual Common Core Progressions to Enhance the Home Language Arts Classroom: Grades 3 Through 8
    This presentation by Maria Diaz and Clotilde Santana-Eccardi of Language RBERN will focus on helping educators make instructional decisions that are in the best interest of English Language Learners. See the presentation... Read More
  • Using Personalized Learning to Improve Student Achievement: The Academic Impact of GiftedandTalented.com’s Digital Math Program
    This study examines the academic growth of students at or below grade level who used the GiftedandTalented.com’s Digital Mathematics Program. (DMP)1 The study analyzed five years of DMP data from nearly 6,000 students, in grades 2 through 4, with a specific focus on struggling learners who beg... Read More
  • Using Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) to Support and Advance Student Achievement
    EPGY is a computer-based instructional resource developed by Stanford University that uses multimedia lessons to introduce and illustrate math, science, and English language arts concepts and exercises to guide students’ learning and mastery of the concepts, and built-in tutorial support for s... Read More
  • Voices of Urban Education
    The Boys Aren’t Broken, The Systems Are: Changing the Narrative about Young Men of Color 2018, NO.48 Scholars and practitioners in school districts around the country are collaborating to build an asset-based counter-narrative about young men of color and develop evidence-based strategies ... Read More
  • What Parents of ELLs/MLLs Should Know to Ensure Their Child Graduates From High School
    41st ANNUAL NYSABE CONFERENCE - March 15-17, 2018 This presentation will help parents learn about the educational system in New York State (NYS), particularly in high schools. Parents will learn about High School organizations, expectations for High School students, and High School graduation requi... Read More
  • Why (a)Gender Identity Matters, Now More than Ever: Perspectives During a Trump Era
    An estimated 1.4 million transgender people living in the U.S. are under serious threat of erasure and, for that matter, extinction. Transgender people, who have only recently been afforded some level of material, social, and economic gains, even under policies that face constant scrutiny, are once ... Read More
  • Working with the "Shifts": What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Learn
    The Common Core State Standards ask teachers to make 12 major “shifts” or (changes) in their classrooms – six shifts in English language arts and six shifts in Mathematics. These changes may be tough at first as students and teachers adjust to higher expectations. As a parent, you ... Read More
  • Y-TAC-D
    The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD) has partnered with Borough Student Advisory Council (BSAC) to form the Youth Technical Assistance Center on Addressing Disproportionality (YTACD), the youth component of TACD. In the spirit of Freire, TACD realized it was not enough for on... Read More
  • Youth Organizing Trajectories Study
    The NYU Metro Center, Algorhythm, and Dr. Matthew Diemer of University of Michigan, are conducting a three year, mixed methods research study to understand the trajectories of young people who participate in youth organizing (YO). We are partnering with five experienced YO groups with track records ... Read More