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  • Steinhardt Study Looks at How Racial Inequality is Produced Online
    Hands typing on laptop computer, close-upInternet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings are published online in the journal Information, Communication, and Society. Discussions about racial inequality on the web have been going on for decades, but few studies [...]
  • NYU ABILITY Project Honored by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
    sapolin awardMayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presented the NYU ABILITY Project with the ADA Sapolin Award in a ceremony yesterday evening at Gracie Mansion. Each year, the Mayor and Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities present four ADA Sapolin Awards, named after Matthew Sapolin, the late [...]
  • Study Finds People with Multiple Sclerosis Experience Challenges Managing Money
    wallet-669458_640Managing money is a complex, cognitively demanding task – which can present a significant challenge for people living with multiple sclerosis. In the first-ever study examining money management in people with the central nervous system autoimmune disease, individuals with multiple sclerosis reported and demonstrated more problems managing money than those without the disease. The findings [...]
  • Do Online Charter Schools Work? Study by June Ahn Looks at Ohio’s E-Schools
    Young man typing on keyboard, close-upA new study from education think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute, conducted by NYU Steinhardt’s June Ahn, dives into a promising—and contentious—issue in education today: virtual schools. What types of students choose them? Which courses do students take? And do virtual schools improve student outcomes? With over thirty-five thousand students enrolled in its online charter [...]
  • Yoshikawa Leads Consensus Statement on Undocumented Youth and Families
    4661902832_d0e84343dc_bIn the United States, 5.3 million children and adolescents are growing up either with unauthorized status or with at least one parent who has that status. Until recently, little research has informed policy debates related to unauthorized status – including those about border enforcement, deportation, and a pathway to citizenship – despite the importance of [...]
  • Wisdom from a Chair: Q&A with Mitchell Batavia
    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 3.16.54 PMOn July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, strengthening protections and promoting opportunities and access for people with disabilities. Around the law’s 25th anniversary, Mitchell Batavia, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, made an unexpected discovery: the unfinished memoirs of his late brother, Andrew (Drew) Batavia. For much of [...]
  • Occupational Therapy Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors
    Fall Risk Patient At The HospitalFalling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. “Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency [...]
  • Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $4 Million to Study School Interventions in Chicago and New York
    16-568_NYUSteinhardt_442The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development more than $4 million to fund research examining the long-term outcomes of two proven educational interventions. The studies seek to understand whether structured programs in preschool, kindergarten, and first [...]
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