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  • Study by Kathleen Ziol-Guest Finds Shifting Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes
    A 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 [...]
  • NYU Steinhardt Announces Education Solutions Initiative
    NYU Steinhardt, the nation’s oldest university-based school of teaching and learning, announces the Education Solutions Initiative to inform, support, and challenge policymakers to make meaningful progress on resolving the critical issues facing students and educators. After years of discussion and debate, the new national Every Student Succeeds Act creates the impetus for achieving consensus at [...]
  • Is Smaller Better When it Comes to School Learning Environments?
    Small 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 [...]
  • Artists Sue De Beer, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Jazz Great Wayne Shorter (BS ’56) Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows
    Artists Sue De Beer and Lyle Ashton Harris have been awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships. This year’s 175 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada. Sue De Beer, associate professor of art, works in the mediums of film and installation, sculpture, and photography.  Her work has been the subject of [...]
  • How students with autism are “nested” in NYC schools: A Q&A with Dorothy Siegel
    How can public schools provide a supportive learning environment for all students — including those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? ASD Nest is New York City’s school inclusion program for higher-functioning students with ASD. ”Nested” within supportive neighborhood schools, the ASD Nest program helps children learn how to function well academically, behaviorally, and socially, providing [...]
  • Classroom Program Increases School Breakfast Participation, Not Obesity
    Serving 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 [...]
  • Applied Psychology Associate Professor Gigliana Melzi Receives NYU Distinguished Teaching Award
    Gigliana Melzi, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology is the recipient of NYU’s 2015-2016 Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award is given annual to faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the intellectual life of NYU through their teaching. “Gigliana Melzi is a tireless advocate for her students and nurtures them [...]
  • Research Alliance Study Finds Links Between School Climate, Teacher Turnover, and Student Achievement
    Teacher turnover decreased and academic achievement increased in New York City middle schools that improved their learning environment, finds a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU. “In recent years, researchers and policymakers have focused much of their attention on measuring and improving teacher effectiveness. However, teachers do not [...]
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