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Steinhardt Prepares Local Teachers to Tackle the Multicultural Classroom, July 6

June 26, 2013

EVENT:   From understanding the LGBT student and teaching English Language Learners (ELLs), to Hip-Hop coursework and making Common Core culturally relevant, NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) works to strengthen and improve access, opportunity, and the quality of education for diverse learners across the nation.

This summer, the Center’s Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD), will host its 2013 institute “Guardians of Equity: Creating Fair Systems to Achieve Equitable Outcomes.” The day-long event seeks to prepare local K-12 educators to practice cultural awareness in today’s multicultural classroom.

Educators interested in attending the FREE event, can register and view the day’s schedule here:

Pedro Noguera, executive director of the Metro Center, will provide the keynote address.
“The summer institute provides an opportunity to address the tough issues that are preventing our schools from serving the needs of all children," says Noguera. "It is critical that we explore strategies and solutions that are working in some schools and districts so that we understand how to create systems that lead to equitable outcomes for every child."

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The campus of New York University
The Kimmel Center
Rosenthal Pavillion
60 Washington Square South

Lisa Delpit, professor of education, Southern University
Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera), executive director, Metro Center for Urban Education, NYU Steinhardt
Jerry Weast, former superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event, please contact Courtney Bowe within the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email

About the Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD)
The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD) project, formerly known as Chapter 405, at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, is contracted through the New York State Education Department Office of Special Education to develop, implement, and assess a process of providing comprehensive technical assistance and professional development trainings to New York State School Districts that are addressing issues of disproportionality. To learn more about TAC-D, visit:

About the Metro Center for Urban Education (Metro Center)
The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education is a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. Housed within NYU Steinhardt, Metro Center is a partner and resource at local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. Its mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and policy makers. To learn more about the Metro Center, visit:

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to explore the human experience through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit:


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Steinhardt Prepares Local Teachers to Tackle the Multicultural Classroom at 2013 "Guardians of Equity" Summer Institute, July 6

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