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.
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.
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.
“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).
In Witness, Solidarity, and Invitation
Dear Members of our School of Education Community,
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
The Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education has been selected as the new home institution of the influential research education journal Educational Researcher.
The Center for Urban Education will house the journal from 2019 - 2022. It is customary for the assignments to rotate every three years between the top schools of education.
In too many public schools across the country, the educational system functions more like a pipeline to prison than it does a bridge to opportunity.
This grim phenomenon was the focus of the 2019 Summer Educator Forum that was held in July by the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.