Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.The Center for Urban Education honors freedom-fighter, intellectual, and minister Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fresh Faces at CUE Making an ImpactGet to know Richard D. Benson II, Rachel Hopkins, and Matthew Speamer, three new members of the CUE team.
Richard Benson releases journal on Black student and Black youth activism
Richard D. Benson II, associate director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Urban Education, is the guest editor of a special issue of Zanj: The Journal of Critical Global South Studies.
The issue, which focuses on Black student and Black youth activism, can be read online.
Emerging Scholars Present AntiBlackness Research at AERA Conference
Two doctoral students from the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education were recently invited to present their research on antiBlackness in higher education at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2022 annual conference. The event was held from April 22-25 in San Diego, California.
Juwan Z. Bennett: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Temple University doctoral candidate Juwan Z. Bennett is a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.
He studies the relationship between K-12 education and carcerality—a relationship that several communities associate with school-to-prison pipelines or the school-prison nexus.
Freedom-Dreaming Initiatives Underway at CUE
Faculty at the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education are working on new freedom-dreaming initiatives in 2022 through projects funded by the Spencer Foundation.
Ready to Learn Program Teaches Social Justice Mathematics to Middle Schoolers
Lucia Mogilyansky aims to make math fun for her students in the Ready to Learn (RTL) program of the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.
“I love working with middle schoolers, and I have a secret love of algebra that I usually don’t express, so the program seemed like a good fit,” says Mogilyansky (BA’ 21, History and Creative Writing).
School of Education's Response to Recent Femicidal Violence Against Asian Womxn in the U.S.From the Desk of the Dean - March 18, 2021
In Witness, Solidarity, and Invitation
Dear Members of our School of Education Community,
Center for Urban Education to House Negro Educational Review Journal
The Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education has been selected as the new home institution of the prestigious research education journal Negro Educational Review (NER).
CUESEF 2020 Examines Pandemics Through New Perspectives
The University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Center for Urban Education’s highly anticipated annual Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) went virtual in July 2020.
The conference theme “Crisis Pedagogies: Communities, Education and the Public Good” explored how various communities – youth, parents/families, community members, teachers, and administrators – have been impacted by the COVID-19 and racial pandemics.
T. Elon Dancy II Named Associate Dean for Equity and Justice
T. Elon Dancy, II has been named the new Associate Dean for Equity and Justice in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. He will oversee the school-wide strategy for centering equity, justice, and antiracism across the entire Pitt School of Education.
Cultural, Academic Partnership Explores Latinx Experience in Block Chronicles
Originally published on Arizona State University.edu.
Juan Carrillo and Jason Méndez came from opposite sides of the country, taught at rival colleges, cheered for clashing NBA teams and even listened to different hip-hop.
They were the epitome of East Coast and West Coast.
Environmental Social Justice Summer Program Connects Math Education to Real-World
While their friends were enjoying summer days at the pool, a small group of local middle school students were testing samples of the pool water—and other water sources from the environment, like tap water and bottled water—for bacteria and lead.
The cohort of 12 students who attend Pittsburgh Public Schools University Prep Middle School and/or reside in the Hill District participated in an environmental social justice math project-based unit that explored water quality in Pittsburgh.