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  • Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Finds Steinhardt Study
    TMiddle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. “Minority teachers may be perceived more favorably by minority students because they can serve as role models and are particularly sensitive to the [...] (Read Story)
  • Study by Kathleen Ziol-Guest Finds Shifting Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes
    graduatesA new NYU Steinhardt study published in the journal AERA Open looks at income-based gaps in educational attainment. While the difference in high school graduation rates between high- and low-income students shrunk, inequality may have shifted to higher education, with gaps growing in college attendance and completion. The last 35 years have been marked by [...] (Read Story)
  • Is Smaller Better When it Comes to School Learning Environments?
    teachingSmall high schools don’t necessarily provide better learning environments than large schools, finds a new study from the Institute for Education and Social Policy published online in Economics of Education Review. “Our results challenge the conventional wisdom that the higher academic performance of students in small schools is driven by a better learning environment,” said [...] (Read Story)
  • Classroom Program Increases School Breakfast Participation, Not Obesity
    Photo Courtesy of NYC Department of EducationServing free breakfast in New York City’s classrooms has boosted the number of students eating what some consider the most important meal of the day at school, according to research by New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy and the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public [...] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Study Finds Public Pre-K Boosted Test Taking for Gifted and Talented Programs
    coloringAttending public preschool is linked to an increase in students taking the admissions test for gifted and talented programs, reducing the disparity in test taking between disadvantaged students and their peers, finds a study of New York City students by NYU Steinhardt researchers. The findings, published in the current issue of Educational Researcher, suggest that [...] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt’s Education Policy Academics Rank Among Most Influential in the Nation
    city02Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,  published by Rick Hess, Education Week blogger. The Education Week rankings list 200 scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse.  Faculty are evaluated according to the number of books [...] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Study Uses 311 Complaints to Track When and Where Neighborhood Conflict Emerges
    legewiecrownheighsEach year, 311 – New York City’s main hub for government information and non-emergency services  – receives millions of requests and complaints, including New Yorkers’ gripes about their neighbors. In a new study using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in [...] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Researchers Awarded $1 Million to Study Educational Videos
    VideoThe Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded the Steinhardt School more than $1 million to study educational videos that aim to help young children with vocabulary development. Research shows that children’s vocabulary knowledge is directly related to their reading achievement and literacy skills. In fact, the [...] (Read Story)
  • Peace Corps and NYU Partner on New Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
    peacecorps_logo-ogThe Peace Corps and New York University announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program that will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. This partnership marks the largest Fellows program between the Peace Corps and a university, with seven NYU schools and centers, including the Steinhardt School, accepting returned [...] (Read Story)
  • Recent Awards for HMSS Faculty!
    Help us in congratulating our esteemed NYU faculty in their recent awards and news! Drs. Jennifer Jennings and Sean Corcoran recently received a $447,671 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation for their project titled, "Leveling the ... (Read Story)