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Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • Daniel Tanner: “Sorry, President Obama, But High-Stakes Testing Doesn’t Cure Cancer”

    Daniel Tanner is a professor emeritus at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. He has long been one of the leaders in the curriculum field. In this article, he notes that many of our policymakers have come to believe in the magical powers of standardized testing, especially when high-stakes are attached to them. He […]

    Published: Saturday, February 28th 2015 10:00 AM
  • ProPublica: Who Guards the Guardians?

    Did you know that charter authorizers in many states are paid a fee for every student who enrolls in a charter they oversee? Did you know this fee removes any incentive to demand accountability? This article shows how fraught with self-dealing, conflicts, and indifference many of these relationships between authorizers and charters are. It is […]

    Published: Saturday, February 28th 2015 09:00 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.

  • Weekend cooking: Nancy Jenkins’ Virgin Territory

    Nancy Harmon Jenkins.  Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Although I don’t usually do blurbs for cookbooks, this one goes into so much depth about why olives and their oil matter—and how the olives are grown, harvested, and extracted—that I couldn’t resist.  Jenkins is a wonderful writer as well […]

    Published: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:47 AM
  • Fingers crossed: good news about preventing peanut allergies

    The New England Journal of Medicine has a new study that suggests the need to rethink whether to feed peanuts to babies. As the Wall Street Journal explains, peanut allergies can be life-threatening and they are increasing among the population. Dr. Gideon Lack and his colleagues randomly assigned infants to be fed peanuts (really, peanut butter) until […]

    Published: Thursday, February 26th 2015 11:43 AM

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

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post

Lisa Young discusses nutrition education and public policy

  • Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

    The report by the committee eased certain restrictions (those for cholesterol, total fat, and coffee) and stressed limits for other restrictions (such as those for added sugar and saturated fat).

    Published: Thursday, February 26th 2015 11:55 AM
  • Eat Your Heart Out With These 11 Healthy Tips

    Heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. As a nutritionist, I often work with clients to help them develop a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent heart disease. Below are 11 simple -- and healthy -- tips for heart health.

    Published: Thursday, February 12th 2015 08:22 AM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

  • Letter to M.S. applicants: Update on admissions process

    Dear Applicant, Thank you for applying to the graduate program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU.  The admission committee has received applications from a terrific group of prospective students this year and is hard at work selecting our future … Continue reading

    Published: Monday, February 23rd 2015 10:56 PM
  • NYU CSD launches undergrad coursework in London

    We are delighted to announce that, for the first time, the Department of CommunicativeSciences and Disorders will be offering a course at an NYU study abroad site beginning in Fall 2015! The course, Contemporary Issues in Health Services in the United … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, January 30th 2015 07:58 PM

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

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

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

  • Senior Spotlight: Kevin Johnson

    Where are you from? I am from Carmel, NY in Putnam County. It’s about 50 miles north of the city. I’ve lived in New York my whole life! What is your background in music? I grew up in a family … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, February 20th 2015 04:42 PM
  • MUBG Alum’s Band Set To Release Fifth Album

    Oxygen is a world music band based in Chennai, India and co-founded by Prithvi Kumar (G ’14) in 2003, at age 14. Prithvi serves as both the drummer and lead vocalist for the group. Oxygen represents a fusion of Indian … Continue reading

    Published: Monday, June 2nd 2014 09:38 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

Educational Technology News (read all posts)

Educational Technology News

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

  • [CREATE & ECT Colloquium Series] Miguel Nussbaum

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 2:00pm-3:30pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 Educational Games and the Design Based Research Approach Miguel Nussbaum will talk about developing video games which align educational … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, February 6th 2015 07:12 PM
  • [ECT Colloquium Series] June Ahn

    Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00pm-2:30pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 Reimagining STEM Pathways through the Design of Learning Environments and Technologies June Ahn talks about ways we can connect STEM … Continue reading

    Published: Wednesday, November 12th 2014 03:26 AM

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.

  • The Activity Gap

    Kudos and congratulations go to The Atlantic writer Alia Wong. In her article “The Activity Gap,” Wong rightly analyzes many of the issues we find in public schooling today, particularly social inequalities that disrupt students’ equity and access to a quality education. Wong writes: “Income-based differences in extracurricular participation are on the rise, and these differences greatly affect later […]

    The post The Activity Gap appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Monday, February 2nd 2015 05:55 PM
  • Personhood matters

    In MM2, we write about the nature of personhood. One among many points we make is that “the kind of care that was needed to make us who we are…is, in turn, the kind of care we owe, or will owe, to each other.” Yesterday, npr.com posted the following story: Trapped In His Body For 12 […]

    The post Personhood matters appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Saturday, January 10th 2015 01:13 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

  • Welcome Spring 2015

    As we embark on the spring semester of this our 49th year, enjoy this viral video of Summer-only EDTC student Scot Pankey with his students at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas: A. Maceo Smith New Tech … Continue reading

    Published: Thursday, January 29th 2015 06:47 PM
  • #TBT Nancy and Lowell Swortzell, 1966

    By Jonathan Jones Next year, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Program in Educational Theatre. So much has transpired during our history at NYU and we will have multiple opportunities to reflect on the historic contributions of … Continue reading

    Published: Thursday, December 11th 2014 06:39 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

  • What's Missing From the 'Inclusive Capitalism' Conversation

    If Edsall and others are seriously concerned about reducing inequality and pursuing "inclusive capitalism" then they must also recognize that market-based reforms in education are reinforcing inequality rather than ameliorating it.

    Published: Monday, January 26th 2015 01:41 PM
  • On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading

    The new Common Core era has generated great insecurity, largely because some states, such as New York, implemented the new assessments before rolling out new curricula designed to match the rigorous exams. There is no single recipe for how to do all that is vital, but there are key ingredients.

    Published: Monday, September 9th 2013 06:01 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

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
  • Black Perps, Black Victims: Who Receives More Ink?

      In my recent post, Black Crime: What do News Media Cover? I mentioned that news coverage of blacks and crime frequently focus on the actual crimes ties to black individuals, as well as blacks who are victims of crime. Using Discovertext, I machine coded headlines and lead text of news reports that were explicitly racialized (ones […]

    Published: Tuesday, December 9th 2014 08:44 PM

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

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • SUMMER OF 2014

    This poem is a response to the fatal and tragic circumstances surrounding the malicious murders of several Black males in the summer of 2014 (and prior). It is eulogy to innocence loss, premature departures, and the disappearance of hope, which seems suddenly obscured by a dark veil of nihilism blanketing this “time past race.”    * * * The night was long— […]

    Published: Thursday, October 30th 2014 07:48 PM
  • If We Must Die: An Open Eulogy for Trayvon (and for Justice)

    * * * Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back! —Claude McKay* For four hundreds years, across the deep straits of wading waters, through the interrupted tides of justice, far from the humble shores of equity, in the base pits of subjugation, we have endured. In […]

    Published: Friday, July 19th 2013 02:15 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

Carolyn Dimitri - sustainable food economics (read all posts)

Carolyn Dimitri - sustainable food economics

An economist's thoughts about bringing sustainability into the food system

  • new research on food access

    I just had a new paper published in Food Policy. I tend not to talk about my publications since I am usually tired of my research once it is published. That said, I am pretty excited about this paper, as it shows that a portion of low-income consumers, after receiving double-value vouchers will increase their […]

    Published: Tuesday, July 29th 2014 02:50 PM
  • farm to fork greenwashing

    I read a (sadly) funny article by the consulting firm L.E.K.: “Fresh-Food Nation: The Economic Promise of the ‘Farm-to-Form’ Strategy.” This is a strategy for increasing profits of food stores through using the farm to fork concept, even though, as they say right off the bat “Farm-to-fork principles do not fit naturally within major food […]

    Published: Thursday, July 24th 2014 06:23 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