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 […]

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 […]

Vocal Performance To Stage Legendary Labor Musical ‘Pins and Needles,’ March 24-27

Coinciding with the 105th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance today announced it will present a “revival and restoration” of the 1937 musical Pins and Needles, the only hit Broadway musical ever to be produced by a non-theatrical labor union.   The show, which runs March 24-27 at the Provincetown Playhouse, features […]

Study Finds College Can Cultivate Innovative Entrepreneurial Intentions

Innovative entrepreneurial intentions – or the aim to create new products and bring them to market, rather than replicating existing products – are boosted by college experiences, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The multi-country study, published in The Journal of Higher Education, suggests that beyond personality, family […]