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NYU Metro Center Congratulates 2020 Liberty Partnership Program Graduates

Graduation season is always a bittersweet time for the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP). While we are overjoyed that students have graduated, we are saddened that we will no longer see them on a frequent basis. Highlighted is a group of students from Landmark HS who have participated in LPP since their freshman year.

#NYUSteinhardtBound: Meet Incoming Graduate Student Kyra Williams

Learn more about what inspired Kyra to pursue a master's in Digital Media Design for Learning, her passion for education reform, and the nonprofit she founded to help amplify the voices of Black women and girls.

NYU Metro Center represented at Institute for Learning

June 3rd - NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a keynote speaker at University of Pittsburgh Institute for Learning's leaders online forum conference titled Getting Better at Getting Better.

NYU Metro Center represented on Teach the People podcast

NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a guest on "Teach the People" podcast on an episode where he discussed culturally responsive-sustaining education and the need to pause, reflect upon, and rethink education during COVID-19.

NYU Metro Center Represented on Juneteenth

NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a guest speaker on Doctor Radio's About Our Kids episode in honor of their #Juneteenth2020 (June 19th) conversation.

NYU Metro Center represented at Educating All Learners Alliance

May 19th - NYU Metro Center Executive Director Dr. David E. Kirkland featured as a keynote speaker at Educating All Learners Alliance Office Hours.

Steinhardt Faculty Selected as 2020 National Academy of Education Fellow

Rachel Fish, an assistant professor of special education, has been selected as a 2020 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
Areas of Study: Education

Steinhardt Faculty Wins Distinguished Service to Science Education Award

Okhee Lee, professor of childhood education is the recipient of the National Science Teaching Association's 2020 NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award.

With Fellowship, Martin Scherzinger Examines Pre-colonial Music and Dance Traditions

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, an international research institute for scholars and artists of ballet and its related arts and sciences, announced the 12 fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Graduation Celebration for NYU Excel 2019/2020 Cohort

On June 5th, 2020, the NYU Metro Center's Excel Academy celebrated their 2019-2020 Cohort from their yearly college-access program. It’s been an amazing journey taking our recipients through an intensive learning process and we are confident that their hard work, commitment and persistence will position them for greater work in their academics and communities.

NYU Metro Center represented at Broadway Advocacy Coalition Forum

NYU Metro Center's Deputy Executive Director Richard Gray featured on the final day of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition's three day forum, created for the Broadway community to heal, listen, and hold itself accountable to its history of white supremacy.

Senior Graduation Celebration for College Prep Academy/1199 WorkForce

The last session of NYU Metro Center's CPA/199 WF spring session was focused on Celebrating the 2020 GRADUATES with their families, program staff, volunteers alumni and representatives from program funding sources.

NYU Metro represented at Virtual IEL Family & Community Engagement Conference

Joanna Geller, Assistant Director of Research, and Wendy Perez, Senior Research Associate presented on June 23 to an audience of 170 parents, teachers, administrators, and parent outreach workers at the IEL Rise Up for Equity Virtual Summit.

NYU Metro Center represented at National Sawdust+

NYU Metro Center's Deputy Executive Director Richard Gray featured at National Sawdust+, at an evening of music, spoken word and conversations linked to the writings of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Professor Nancy Diehl is interviewed in Vox's "Our masked future"

Professor Nancy Diehl is interviewed in Vox's article, "Our Masked Future: Wearing a mask all the time affects how we interact with each other. But how?"
Areas of Study: The Arts

Professor Donna Walker-Kuhne Talks Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Age of COVID

“COVID-19 changed the way I have seen my role as an arts administrator and an arts marketer.”
Areas of Study: The Arts

Academic Achievement Isn’t the Reason There Are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Research led by Joseph R. Cimpian, an associate professor of economics and education, suggests that interventions to improve gender equity need to become more nuanced with respect to student achievement.

#UpliftBlackScholarship

As academia took a much-needed break from “business as usual” during #ShutDownAcademia, I found myself revisiting the “OG” Black female scholars who pushed and persisted in academic spaces to humanize how Black people live.

New York City’s Affinity District (Part 1): What is it?

A late February (2020) posting highlighted the school system’s Affinity District, in which six education non-profits collaborate with the Dept of Education to support 160 high schools.

Growing Around the Globe: Food Studies Alum Dharath “Tot” Hoonchamlong on Urban Farming in New York City and Thailand

Meet Tot (MA '19), the Environmental Manager of a Bo.lan – a sustainability-focused, Michelin-starred restaurant in Bangkok with an edible garden that reminds him of time spent on the NYU Urban Farm Lab as a graduate student.