Racism’s Hold on My Newborn Child

by Natalie McCabe Zwerger This blog was originally posted on the Everyday Race Blog by Center for Strategic Solution‘s (CSS) director, Natalie Zwerger. CSS is hosting their third annual Decolonizing Education Conference on June 7-8, 2019. At the end of last year, I gave birth to my first baby. V is smart, happy, and beautiful. […]

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

Written by Iman Abdul 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: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” This quote […]

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

Written by Jaspreet Kaur 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. […]

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

Written by Jaspreet Kaur Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on disproportionality covered what the problem of disproportionality is and how it presents itself throughout the education system. This piece and the final (upcoming) piece of this series highlights the transformative work the Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D) engages in to dismantle […]

Understanding Disproportionality Part 2: Measuring Disproportionality

pie chart showing the percentage of Suspensions or Removals involving NYPD in NYC Schools

Written by Jaspreet Kaur In this part of the series (Take a look at part 1: “What Disproportionality Is and Why it Matters“ if you haven’t yet.), 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 […]

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

Photos of students in school hallway

Written by Jaspreet Kaur NYU Metro Center recently released the blog post, “Disproportionality and Punishment: A CRE Approach to School Discipline” that problematized continued disproportionate suspensions of Black and Latinx New York City Public School students. This week, we will release 2 parts of a 4-part blog series that  responds to that article by providing […]

Human-Centered Design in Action: Learning Lab

Depiction of the iterative human-centered design process.

What are the needs, challenges, and best practices for building capacity with under-resourced nonprofit organizations that promote equity? The NYU Metro Center in partnership with TSNE MissionWorks is conducting a Learning Lab to explore this question. Within this work, NYU Metro Center is leading a national field scan of capacity building organizations and conducting in-depth […]

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

Students and teacher sitting on coach in a school smiling at the camera

NYU Metro Center is working with the Mastery Collaborative to conduct the Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project (CR-MBE) which aims to understand how culturally responsive mastery-based practices influence historically marginalized students’ learning, school engagement, and academic outcomes. Check out the blog post below to learn more about the significance of this research. This blog […]

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

Two elementary age female students working on a lesson in a classroom with teacher partially in frame.

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. The news does not come as a surprise. On Friday, October 26, 2018, The New York Times published a story about how New York City knew some of its Renewal […]