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Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • Rahm is So Clever: Don’t Try This at Home

    Mike Klonsky updates us on Rahm’s financial hustle.  Rahm Emanuel, who learned his creative financing tricks, like “scoop and toss” bond financing while working for Bruce Rauner at GTCR, plans to borrow $500M from the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, one day after paying the Fund $634M in overdue required city contributions. The real cost of […]

    Published: Thursday, July 2nd 2015 10:46 PM
  • Network for Public Education: 110 State and Local Groups Have Signed Petition Against High-Stakes Tests

    Here is the list of 110 groups from across the nation that have signed a petition to Congress opposing high-stakes testing. This is the petition. Your organization should sign too: We, the below undersigned organizations, oppose high-stakes testing because we believe these tests are causing harm to students, to public schools, and to the cause […]

    Published: Thursday, July 2nd 2015 04:00 PM

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post

Lisa Young discusses nutrition education and public policy

  • 9 Tips for a Guilt-Free Fourth of July BBQ

    The Fourth of July marks the season for summer barbecues. For many of us, that means burgers, hot dogs, and more diet disaster. But it doesn't have to be. Here are nine simple and painless strategies to try at your upcoming July Fourth barbecue.

    Published: Thursday, July 2nd 2015 04:31 PM
  • 12 Healthy Swaps in Time for Summer

    Here are several healthy -- and simple -- swaps to make this time a healthy season. Try to incorporate at least one swap per day and you will be on your way to a healthier summer.

    Published: Friday, June 19th 2015 11:53 AM

Marion Nestle - Food Politics (read all posts)

Marion Nestle - Food Politics

Marion Nestle blogs about her work in field of nutrition, dietetics, and food policy.

  • Urban farms in Havana: a brief report on my brief visit

    Because transportation from rural areas is expensive and trucks are few and far between (one result of the U.S. embargo), the Cuban government is promoting urban agriculture.  Our Food First tour group went to a small organic farm and store (Organopónico) in Havana: The farm grows a wide variety of vegetable crops, some outdoors but […]

    Published: Thursday, July 2nd 2015 09:46 AM
  • Small farms in Cuba: a brief report on my visit

    As noted in an earlier post, I was offline from from June 13-20 on a visit to Cuba with a Food First group visiting small organic farms, rural and urban. This was my third trip to Cuba.  I came with other groups in 1990 and 1992 at the beginning of what Cubans refer to as the […]

    Published: Wednesday, July 1st 2015 09:33 AM

David Kirkland - A Will to Love (read all posts)

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • What Would Jesus Do? On Faith and Marriage Equality

    I am a Christian. Do you know what that means? But before you judge me, know that I fully support marriage equality. When I first declared my support for marriage equality, other “Christians” professing the Faith looked at me with sudden scorn, a visceral kind of hatred concealed in judgment and in other cloaked sentiments […]

    Published: Wednesday, July 1st 2015 01:27 AM
  • Not Just Us? Using Classrooms to Get (White) People to Talk about Race

    If a Black body falls in the streets of Baltimore (or Ferguson or Cleveland or Columbia, SC) and no person of color hears it, will a White person (not named Rachel Dolezal) make a sound? As the country mourns under the shadow of recent racial strife, many rights leaders and activists are, once again, calling […]

    Published: Monday, June 29th 2015 03:56 PM

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground (read all posts)

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (read all posts)

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education

David Elliott and Mariss Silverman discuss an integrated sociocultural, participatory, and ethics-based concept of the natures and values of musics, education, musical understanding, and more.

  • Destroying Public Education

    Thank you to Diane Ravitch who quotes Ira Shor on the Senate Revision of NCLB: “The private war on public education is not about education, not about good teaching or deep learning, or about what kids need to become strong students, or what families need from their local schools to nurture them and their communities. […]

    The post Destroying Public Education appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Wednesday, June 24th 2015 02:30 PM
  • Empathy and Music Education

    The emotional significance of music has been a topic of scholarship for centuries. For example, Plato and Aristotle believed that happy-sounding music has the power to make people feel happy; sad-sounding music tends to make people sad. But is this plausible? Yes. Research in the last 15 to 20 years by today’s top music psychologists—including […]

    The post Empathy and Music Education appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Wednesday, June 24th 2015 02:25 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

Revue: The Official NYU Educational Theatre Blog (read all posts)

Revue: The Official NYU Educational Theatre Blog

News and updates from the Educational Theatre Program

  • Student and Alumni Updates

    Jamie Lerner (BS ‘15) was nominated by Professor Jess Barbagallo to be an Open Arts Research Fellow for a weekend-long workshop exploring questions and issues surrounding the arts.           Emily Lesnick (ETSS) facilitated workshops on Theatre … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, June 19th 2015 07:20 PM
  • Site Specific Group Project: Impressions of The High Line

    By Aliza Moran, EDTC Student A devised show sets sail without quite knowing where it will land. For this reason it feels quite risky but it can produce surprises and respond to possibilities unrestricted by fixed narrative. (Collective Statement of … Continue reading

    Published: Monday, April 20th 2015 06:51 PM

veloCity The Official NYU Music Business Blog (read all posts)

veloCity The Official NYU Music Business Blog

News and Updates from the Music Business Program

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

Information about advisement, counseling, registration, and more from our Office of Student Affairs

  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival June 11 to 21, 2015

    The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented from June 11 to 21, 2015 with 16 films from across the globe that celebrate the power of individuals and communities to effect change. Now in its 26th edition, the festival … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, June 5th 2015 09:09 PM
  • New NYS Teacher Certification Exam Safety Nets

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has created safety nets for all of the new certification exams to aid those candidates who have not passed one or more of the exams. All of the safety net measures are retroactive … Continue reading

    Published: Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 02:36 PM

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist (read all posts)

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist

Pedro Noguera researches the ways schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment

  • The Roots of Baltimore's Violence

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has called for calm and a return to normal. But "normal" in Baltimore is precisely the problem. What has passed for "normal" in Baltimore and countless other communities like it throughout America is unsustainable, and should be seen as unacceptable.

    Published: Wednesday, April 29th 2015 12:53 PM
  • Accountability for Whom?

    It is sad and ironic that in this era when the mantra about accountability in education is mouthed repeatedly by policymakers, those who have the most authority accept no accountability for the system they have managed and created.

    Published: Wednesday, April 15th 2015 01:16 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka

    March 27th, 2015 SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka - 3:30 PM Guest Speaker: Miya Masaoka Miya Masaoka will be presenting past works and current works-in-progress on various electro acoustic devices, including lasers, string instruments and computer. Location: 35 W. 4th St, 6th Floor Conference … Continue reading

    Published: Tuesday, March 24th 2015 09:55 PM
  • Swagg R’Celious Teams Up with Dawn Richard to Hit Top Charts

    Swag R’Celious Teamed up with Artist Dawn Richard to put out an album titled BlackHeart that has reached top charts. It hit #1 album on iTunes Electronic Charts, and #19 on the Hot 200 Charts. R’Celious produced one of the … Continue reading

    Published: Tuesday, January 20th 2015 06:45 PM

Educational Technology News (read all posts)

Educational Technology News

News, updates, and job postings from the Educational Technology Programs

  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Nicole Krämer

    Monday, March 30, 2015, 2:30pm-4:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 Facebook as a tool for socializing… but also for learning? Nicole Krämer will talk about Facebook and the effects … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, March 13th 2015 10:50 PM
  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Rand Spiro

    Monday, April 27, 2015, 3:30pm-5:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 The Post-Gutenberg Mind: A Comprehensive Framework for Next-Generation Learning with Technology in Complex Domains Rand Spiro will talk The … Continue reading

    Published: Saturday, February 28th 2015 03:52 PM

David Darts - Art and Art Professions (read all posts)

David Darts - Art and Art Professions

David Darts researches convergence between contemporary art and media, technology, education and democracy.

  • Nomads

    I taught a course this Fall at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus called Nomads which asked the question: What can the unique human ecology and worldview that emerges from mobile ways of life teach us about human ingenuity and culture? This course used the lenses of philosophy, art, and design to examine the history, influence, and […]

    Published: Tuesday, February 17th 2015 01:21 PM
  • PirateBox Camp 2014

    PirateBox Camp 2014 took place at La Coroutine in Lille, France July 12-13. The Camp brought together over 25 developers, hackers, and artists for a weekend of hacking, teaching, and vegan food eating. Check out the full set of Camp pics here.

    Published: Saturday, October 25th 2014 05:24 AM

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post

Gary Anderson blogs for the Huffington Post about Educational Policy.

  • Lessons from Chile: Annual Testing in Schools

    While research evidence does not support current pro-choice and high stakes accountability reforms, their ideological appeal seems widespread. Perhaps we can learn from a country in which these neoliberal policies were imposed before they became prominent in the U.S.

    Published: Wednesday, January 14th 2015 02:51 PM
  • How Should Educators Respond to the Gun Lobby?

    Talk of elementary schools as "soft targets" and making them "harder targets" or having more "boots on the ground" is everywhere in the media. Saner voices are promoting a restorative justice approach to school safety that aims at the school culture and seeks through mediation to build relationships.

    Published: Sunday, December 23rd 2012 08:01 PM

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com (read all posts)

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com

Charlton McIlwain discusses the politics of race, media and other topics

  • Criminal Blackness

    Last week I was invited to speak at an excellent conference produced by the Academy Program, Jewish Museum of Berlin. The conference focused on global issues of media, minorities and migration. My talk focused on representations of blacks in crime in news media reporting from 1990 to the present. Additionally, I looked at the way […]

    Published: Saturday, December 6th 2014 11:48 AM
  • Obama, Nigger & Racism in the U.S.

    A few folks have asked this week what I thought about Obama using the word, nigger, during his interview with Marc Maron on WTF.  I offered some comments I offered to a newspaper outlet that ultimately didn’t make it into their story. I thought I’d share my comments here. QUESTION: Wondering if you could weigh in how […]

    Published: Friday, June 26th 2015 12:04 AM

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post

Perry Halkitis examines the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health.

  • The Disease That Defined My Generation

    For those of us who came or were coming of age during the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, our experiences were shaped by this epidemic that was devastating our country and taking countless lives.

    Published: Thursday, September 25th 2014 03:06 PM
  • Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

    I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.

    Published: Tuesday, January 21st 2014 03:59 PM

Fork, Pen & Plow - Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt (read all posts)

Fork, Pen & Plow - Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt

A blog from the students, scholars and food writers of the Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt

  • Feed Us Your Content

    If you’re like us, you think food is at the heart of some incredible stories. At Fork, Pen & Plow, we want to publish the best, the most compelling, the most penetrating accounts of these stories, no matter who’s telling them. Whether you are an economist or a beekeeper, we want to hear from you. [...]

    Published: Wednesday, June 11th 2014 12:50 PM

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post

Niobe Way researches how schools, families, and peers as well as larger political and economic contexts influence developmental trajectories

  • Why Are Boys So Violent?

    The deep secrets of boys and men, according to the research, is that they have the same desire for connection and close friendships as girls and women and that many of our cultural norms of masculinity are hurting rather than helping boys find what they need and want.

    Published: Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 11:53 AM
  • Penn State and the Crisis of Masculinity

    It's time we understand that being human and being a man should be one and the same; that the reason why we have survived for so long as a species is because we, men and women, care about others and respond when others are in danger and need our help.

    Published: Monday, November 14th 2011 08:57 AM

Gabriella Coleman - Interprete (read all posts)

Gabriella Coleman - Interprete

Gabriella Coleman researches the role of new media technologies in sustaining new forms of collaboration and patient activism.

  • Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking

    Although the book has been out for a number of months, available for purchase and download, Coding Freedom finally has a dedicated home on the Interwebz. Based on my graduate research in anthropology and my dissertation, the book takes an up front and close look at various personal, affective, ethical and political dimensions of free [...]

    Published: Thursday, February 21st 2013 08:54 AM
  • Edward Tufte was a phreak

    It has been so very long since I have left a trace here. I guess moving to two new countries (Canada and Quebec), starting a new job, working on Anonymous, and finishing my first book was a bit much. I miss this space, not so much because what I write here is any good. But [...]

    Published: Wednesday, February 6th 2013 01:09 PM

Joe Salvatore - Musings on creativity, art, and culture (read all posts)

Joe Salvatore - Musings on creativity, art, and culture

Posts on topics ranging from the creative process NYC performances to current events.

  • Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012

    So this is my video from Hurricane Sandy.  I went exploring this morning along the route where I run in the morning, along the East River.  This was at the morning’s high tide mark, so things were not great.  The storm itself was still quite a ways off. I’m writing this around 6:45pm that evening, [...]

    Published: Monday, October 29th 2012 06:44 PM
  • Thanks, Jennifer Livingston, for paying attention

    Take a look at this news reporter’s response to a man who emailed her saying that her obesity sets a bad example for young girls.  She makes some very eloquent statements about how bullying is a learned behavior. Thanks, Jennifer Livingston for a gutsy, controlled call to arms in this battle against social combat.  Thanks [...]

    Published: Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 08:16 AM

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality (read all posts)

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality

Can convergent digital technologies offer qualitative as well as quantitative means for such a convergence?

  • Occupy Climate Change!

    Occupy climate change! Why? Because the transformations that Occupy seeks in social and economic life are the same as those needed to sustain conditions suitable for human and non-human life on our planet. So the phrase “occupy climate change” is correctly understood to mean “the political economy of sustaining the biosphere and the cultural imaginary.” [...]

    Published: Wednesday, December 21st 2011 12:33 PM
  • The Force of Law #OWS

    For the past few days, Occupy locations have reverberated to the sound of the force of law. I mean this literally. I was awakened at 3.30am on November 15 by the sound of what I think were helicopters above lower Manhattan. The combination of police barricades and the closure of the subways meant that no [...]

    Published: Wednesday, November 16th 2011 04:41 PM