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Diane Ravitch - (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch -

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • Nancy Flanagan: No Critics Welcome, After Gates Money Arrives

    Nancy Flanagan is a retired teacher, who is a retired National Board Certified Teacher and a former Teacher of the Year. She read the post about the Gates Foundation listening to teacher voice, if they agree with the Gates Foundation. She writes: “I am a member of the NNSTOY (National Network of State Teachers of […]

    Published: Friday, November 27th 2015 12:00 PM
  • You Will Love This Song About How We Rate, Teachers in New York State

    I don’t know who wrote this song, but it is terrific.   You don’t have to live in New York to get the insanity of rating teachers and principals by test scores. Follow the singer as he explains the bureaucratic rabbit-hole that he falls into as he tries to comply with a state law that […]

    Published: Friday, November 27th 2015 12:00 PM

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

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

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.

  • A retraction and apology

    The Journal of Public Health Policy (JPHP) will soon announce the retraction of a Viewpoint—an opinion piece—I co-authored with a Guatemalan physician, Dr. Joaquin Barnoya, “The food industry and conflicts of interest in nutrition research: A Latin American perspective.” Because of factual errors in the piece, and in response to valid objections about the errors from its […]

    Published: Wednesday, November 25th 2015 03:57 PM
  • A casual (non-scientific, but amusing) soda tasting

    I gave a talk on Soda Politics to NYU’s long-standing Experimental Cuisine Collective, a partnership between NYU’s chemistry and food studies programs. I thought it would be fun to start it off with a soda tasting (thanks to Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food, for the photos): In my […]

    Published: Tuesday, November 24th 2015 09:25 AM

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post

Lisa Young discusses nutrition education and public policy

  • 5 Sensible Tips to Keep From Becoming an Obesity Statistic

    While lots more needs to be down on a policy level -- subsidizing fruits and vegetables, capping oversize portions, taxing soda and junk food, and limiting food marketing to children -- there are lots of things YOU can do to keep from becoming an obesity statistic.

    Published: Friday, November 20th 2015 07:52 AM
  • 5 Kitchen Tweaks That Could Lead to a Slimmer Waist

    Here are five simple things you can do to create a healthier kitchen environment. You may even lose a few pounds along the way.

    Published: Thursday, November 5th 2015 08:49 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

  • PhD Open House for NYU Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Tuesday 11/24 @ 6:30pm

    We have scheduled an open house for the PhD program for the evening of November 24, 2015, from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The event will be held in the conference room of the Communicative Sciences and Disorders department (665 Broadway, 9th floor). This is an informal event that will … Continue reading

    Published: Thursday, November 12th 2015 03:21 PM
  • Students Use AAC to Enable Communication

    On Monday, November 9th, a dozen students attended a workshop on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in NYU Steinhardt’s Pless Hall, sponsored by the NYU CSD Graduate Student Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSHLA). The … Continue reading

    Published: Wednesday, November 11th 2015 10:17 PM

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

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.

  • How old is music? Why ask?

    Raymond MacDonald, an eminent music psychologist, asserts a widespread belief: “We are all musical. Every human being has a biological, social, and cultural guarantee of musicianship.” Music “is a universal behavior,” writes ethnomusicologist Alan Merriam. Ethnomusicologist John Blacking agrees: “Every known human society has what trained musicologists would recognize as music.” Is there any evidence that […]

    The post How old is music? Why ask? appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Thursday, October 15th 2015 12:55 PM
  • What is music? Why ask? Who cares?

    Why do music teachers need to think carefully about what music is? Can’t we stop “thinking” and just teach music? Music is conceptually, culturally, emotionally, and politically complex, ambiguous, and ever-changing. This is why philosophers call terms like music “essentially contested concepts.” Contested concepts are culturally situated and value-laden ideas that resist conclusive definitions and consensus. So, […]

    The post What is music? Why ask? Who cares? appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Sunday, September 27th 2015 01:36 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • WSN SWiTCH Concert Article

    WSN posted an article about the 2015 NYU SWiTCH Concert, the link to the full article is below.

    Published: Monday, August 10th 2015 04:57 PM
  • 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

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

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • My Teacher Told Me Lies: An Essay on Why I Can’t With the Fourth of July

    Since I was very young, I’ve wondered a lot about this curious yet elusive concept: freedom. I wondered why my second grade teacher told me that the United States gained independence on July 4, 1776. I wondered why I believed her even though three of my older cousins, two uncles, and six neighbors from the […]

    Published: Saturday, July 4th 2015 07:36 PM
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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