Steinhardt Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the Country

A NYU Steinhardt study finds a startling scarcity of children’s books in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. The lack of children’s books was even more pronounced in areas with higher concentrations of poverty, according to the findings published online in the journal Urban Education. “Children’s books are hard to come by […]

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Launch NY Edtech Accelerator and Incubator

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Companies, Inc., a public-benefit corporation, announced a collaboration to galvanize the education innovation ecosystem and provide programming in the fields of education entrepreneurship and education technologies. The centerpiece of this collaboration will be an Edtech Accelerator and Incubator on NYU’s Washington Square campus. NYU Steinhardt – StartEd Incubator The collaboration will […]

Integrating Literacy and Science Instruction Boosts Preschoolers’ Vocabulary and Science Knowledge

Teaching preschool children about insects and plants by reading them informational science books helps build both their vocabulary and knowledge of science concepts, finds a NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, published in the June issue of the Elementary School Journal, support combining literacy and science instruction in the classroom, enabling children to learn through text. […]

Interracial Friendships Decrease Over Time in Elementary and Middle School, with Teachers Playing a Hidden Role

As elementary and middle school students progress in school, they are less likely to have friends of a different race, even from the beginning to the end of a single school year, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt. The study, published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence, also suggests that teachers may make […]

NYU Steinhardt Creates New Technology Enhanced Graduate Programs

It started last spring in a meeting room at NYU, where a group of faculty members began to reimagine teacher education.  It took shape in a Silicon Valley conference room where six professors gathered, sticky notes in hand, to craft a curriculum to prepare the next generation of teachers. In the fall, they shared their […]

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 […]