No Dramatic Shifts in BMI for Overweight Girls a Year After Receiving Fitness Assessment

Teens being classified as overweight in school fitness reports does not appear to have any impact on short-term changes in body mass index, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Columbia University. The […]

Science Curriculum Tailored to English Language Learners Boosts Student Achievement

In a large-scale study involving more than 6,000 fifth graders, an innovative science curriculum was found to have a positive impact on science learning for students with different levels of English proficiency. The study, led by NYU Steinhardt and published in the American Educational Research Journal, evaluated the effects of Promoting Science Among English Language […]

Beyond the Hashtags: Report Coauthored by Charlton McIlwain Examines #BlackLivesMatter

In 2014, a dedicated activity movement—Black Lives Matter—ignited an urgent national conversation about police killings of unarmed Black citizens. Online tools have been credited as critical in this effort, but researchers are only beginning to evaluate this claim. A new research report—coauthored by Deen Freelon of American University, Charlton McIlwain of NYU Steinhardt, and Meredith D. Clark of […]

Bayo Fagbamila, a Master’s Student, Wins MLK Oratorical Contest for a Speech to Black Youth

Bayo Fagbamila, a master’s student in Steinhardt Educational Leadership, Politics and Advocacy Program, is the winner of the 2016 MLK Oratorical Contest.  The annual event, sponsored by Steinhardt’s Graduate Student Organization, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King’s Jr. through students’ original speeches. In his speech “There Comes a Time to Be the […]

Applied Psych Study Added to National Database of Effective Interventions

A widely cited educational intervention developed by Steinhardt’s Joshua Aronson has been added to the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse, a resource for informed education decision-making. In order for research to be added to the What Works Clearinghouse, it must be nominated for inclusion, which usually happens when a study is widely cited. It […]

Strong High School Academics, Declaring STEM Major Early Give College Students the Greatest Boost in Likelihood of STEM Degree Completion

A study by NYU Steinhardt’s Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes examines the factors that contribute to college students majoring and earning degrees in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field. Published in the Journal of College Student Retention, the research highlights the importance of high school academics and declaring a STEM major […]

“Making Waves: Policing Race” with Charlton McIlwain – March 1

NYUs Steinhardt will host “Making Waves: Policing Race,” a conversation on race, surveillance technology, and policing in the United States. Moderated by Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU Steinhardt, the discussion will address equality in America’s criminal justice system, including how the increased use of surveillance technology promotes racial bias and […]

Steinhardt Study Finds Public Pre-K Boosted Test Taking for Gifted and Talented Programs

Attending public preschool is linked to an increase in students taking the admissions test for gifted and talented programs, reducing the disparity in test taking between disadvantaged students and their peers, finds a study of New York City students by NYU Steinhardt researchers. The findings, published in the current issue of Educational Researcher, suggest that […]