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Digital Learning is the Focus of Study Awarded $2.4 Million from MacArthur Foundation

Digital LearningRichard Arum, professor of sociology and education, will look at initiatives developed by the Institute of Play to learn how digital learning shapes educational outcomes and influences student behavior. The project will evaluate students in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. schools.

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Study By Applied Psychology Research Team Will Evaluate Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of CongoJ. Lawrence Aber, Albert and Blanche Willner Family Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy and NYU University Professor, will lead a study to identify strategies to improve the educational chances of children in war-torn and poverty stricken countries. The study will be undertaken in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee.

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Steinhardt's 2012-13 Education Policy Breakfast Series Launches With Standards for Teacher Education Discussion

Education Policy BreakfastFor more than a decade, Steinhardt’s Education Breakfast Policy series has illuminated contemporary issues. The challenges schools face in implementing the Common Core Standards into their curricula was the topic of November’s discussion. Dane Linn (Business Roundtable), John B. King Jr. (New York State Department of Education), and Shael Polakow-Suransky (New York Department of Education) gave presentations.

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Faculty in the News

Trisha Donnelly

Trisha Donnelly, a conceptual and performance artist and clinical associate professor in the Department of Art and Art Professions, received a rave review in the New York Times for 'Artists Choice: Trisha Donnelly.' She is the tenth artist to participate in the MOMA series that invites an artist to organize an exhibition drawn from works in the museum's collection.

Lisa Gitelman
Ben Kafka

Professor Lisa Gitelman and Associate Professor Ben Kafka of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, are the subject of a New York Times article, “The Paper Trail Through History.” The two scholars are contributing to an “emerging body of work that might be called, ‘paperwork studies,” writes Jennifer Schuelssler.

Spencer Grants for Educational Research

Spencer Foundation supports research studies that strengthen the connections between education, research, policy, and practice. Two Steinhardt faculty members have received $40,000 to pursue their research.

Learn more about their projects:

Cynthia Miller-Idriss:
Neo Nazi Extremism and School Policy

Cynthia Miller-Idriss


Elise Cappella:
Middle School Transitions

Elise Cappella

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