What is the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and HumanDevelopment, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools?
In the words of Dean Jack H. Knott, The Steinhardt School was founded in 1890, in “the heart of the Progressive Era in the United States, a time marked by Jim Crow laws and repression, but also major governance and economic reforms.”
Now, the Steinhardt School says its ”one-of-a-kind integration of education, communication, health, and the arts puts us at the heart of a movement: education for social change.” It states its mission is to “advance knowledge, creativity and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development.”
What K-12 work has New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools done?
Irvington Union Free School District
In 2020, Irvington Union Free School District signed a $63,600 contract with the NYU center to complete “‘Root Cause’ Training and Technical Assistance.”
Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District
In 2021, Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District signed a contract to pay the NYU center $100,200 for “Training and Technical Assistance.”
Pelham Union Free School District
In December 2020, the Pelham Union Free School District school board announced the results of an “equity audit” by the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, concluding the school district didn’t have a “consistent commitment to fostering an equitable and racially just school environment,” citing disparities in the testing performance of white and nonwhite students. It recommended a review of existing barriers to employment and the creation of “affinity spaces” for minority groups.