African American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race – when talking with their young preschool-aged children about race, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt. The findings are published online in the Journal of Early Childhood Research. Ethnic-racial [...]

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 Food Studies Grad Nina Vizcarrondo Thrives in Coast Guard Kitchens and Classrooms

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “An army marches on its stomach.” Nina Vizcarrondo, a veteran with a passion for all things food, knows how true this is. Born in Puerto Rico, Vizcarrondo spent three years in the U.S. Coast Guard, which took her to California, Alaska, and Central and South America. As a food service specialist, [...]

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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 This Week at NYU Steinhardt: Graduation at the Beacon Theater

On Tuesday, May 17th, 2,076 undergraduate and master’s degree recipients at NYU Steinhardt will receive their diplomas at three separate ceremonies at New York City’s Beacon Theater.  Last week, 108 students received advanced degrees at the school’s annual Doctoral Convocation, which began with a procession through Washington Square Park. At the events, the NYU Steinhardt [...]

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 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 [...]

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