NYU Metro Center is a comprehensive, university-based center housed in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development of New York University (NYU). Founded in 1978 by NYU professor of education Dr. Lamar Miller, subsequently led by Dr. Pedro Noguera, and currently led by Dr. David E. Kirkland, NYU Metro Center was created to respond to educational problems that are national in scope but brought into sharp focus at the local community level. The Center’s mission is to advance equity and excellence in education, connecting to legacies of justice work through research, technical assistance, professional development, and community engagement. NYU Metro Center is nationally and internationally renowned for its work on educational equity and school improvement.  Additionally, NYU Metro Center offers professional development, technical assistance, and consultancy on disproportionality, culturally responsive systems, root cause analysis, students with disabilities, ELL/MLLs with disabilities, culturally responsive education, parent, family, and community engagement, systemic change, and strategic planning. NYU Metro Center maintains an extensive library of tools, published briefs, research articles, and books. The website houses a Web-Based Clearinghouse, a Disproportionality Data Repository (DDR), a Data Analysis Workbook, research-based articles, journals, and a series of manuals, and tools. 

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