Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy
Meryle Weinstein is the Acting Director of the NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy and Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy at the Steinhardt School for Culture, Education and Human Development. She is interested in issues of inequality and education, particularly around resources and performance and examines issues that influence students from outside the classroom and school. Some of her current work focuses on neighborhood institutions and their role in supporting educational achievement, including an evaluation of Urban Advantage, a multi-year professional development program for middle-school science teachers, administered by the American Museum of Natural History and a study of a residency Masters in Teaching program for Earth Science, also offered by the American Museum of Natural History. She also works on the issues of summer learning opportunities for youth. She received her doctorate from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.