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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.

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.

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.

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

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 Deihl is interviewed in Vox's "Our masked future"

Professor Nancy Deihl 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.


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: 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.

Depolicing Schools

During this moment of nation-wide opposition to police killings of Black men and women, we should consider ending two longstanding NYC public school security policies–the NYPD’s control of the city’s School Security Agents, and the imposition of metal detectors in selected city schools.
Areas of Study: Education

Lyle Ashton Harris in Conversation with McKenzie Wark in The Brooklyn Rail

“What was that guiding force that actually guided or hovered over the archive, that’s not only about me, but is about or for a future generation?”
Areas of Study: The Arts

Drs. Cheri Fancsali and Wendy Castillo to Participate in SREE Virtual Session

On June 17 from 1:00-2:15pm EST, Deputy Director Cheri Fancsali and Research Associate Wendy Castillo will participate in a SREE virtual session, “Afterschool Strategies to Strengthen the STEM Pipeline in Grades 4-12.”

Supporting Racial Justice and the Black Lives Matter Movement at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools

This year, the United States has witnessed the crushing toll of systemic racism on Black communities. The brutal murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police, alongside an ongoing pandemic that disproportionately devastates Black and Brown communities, tragically illuminates the continued racism and inequity that Black Americans face every day.