Do Online Charter Schools Work? Study by June Ahn Looks at Ohio’s E-Schools

A 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

In 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

On 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

Falling 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

The 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 […]

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. […]