NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City

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 nearly $9.5 million to fund research on education in New York City. The three grants will support studies of English learners with disabilities, career and technical education, and will […]

Steinhardt Doctoral Students Awarded NAE-Spencer Fellowship for Research on Urban and International Education

Alexandra Freidus and Sarah Kabay, doctoral students at NYU Steinhardt, are the recipients of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation fellowships.  The $27,500 award supports scholars whose dissertations bring a fresh perspective on education. Freidus’ dissertation focuses on schools in New York City; Kabay’s topic is universal education in Uganda. Alexandra Freidus’ dissertation is Race, Class, […]

How Steinhardt Entrepreneurs Are Using Technology in the Arts

Innovation is in Steinhardt’s DNA – the School was the birthplace of groundbreaking programs in educational theatre, food studies, and media ecology, to name a few. This legacy of innovation has carried through to the School’s alumni, several of whom are using technology to facilitate artistic expression. Three startups with Steinhardt founders have taken part […]

Research Alliance Report Reveals Improvements and Persistent Inequities in College Access and Success in NYC

A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students’ pathways into and through college, revealing large improvements in college access, but also highlighting persistent differences in outcomes for historically underrepresented groups of students. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts […]

80WSE One of 13 Host Venues for Citywide Exhibition I ♥ John Giorno

On the evening of June 21, Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno—the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—will open simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City, including NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Gallery. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno’s husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of […]

Inside Books:  An Interview with Lisa Stulberg on the Politics of U.S. LGBTQ Social Movements

Lisa Stulberg is an associate professor, sociology of education.  Her research focuses on the politics of race and education, affirmative action in higher education, school choice policy and politics, and LGBTQ social change. She is the author of Race, Schools, and Hope: African Americans and School Choice after Brown (Teachers College Press, 2008) and  LGBTQ Social Movements (Polity, […]

Believing the System is Fair Predicts Worsening Self-esteem and Behavior for Marginalized Youth

Disadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt’s Erin Godfrey. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, are the first evidence that young people’s […]

Understanding the Supreme Court Decision on Students with Disabilities: An Interview with Natasha Strassfeld

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make “appropriately ambitious” progress.  The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruled in favor of a special education student whose parents sued a local school district to pay his private school tuition.  This decision could […]

Helping Teachers See Students in All Their Gender Identities: An Interview with sj Miller

sj Miller is a teacher and activist who serves as Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  sj helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education, which informed the CAEP Social Justice Standard VI; the first ever standard in the United States […]

20 Years of New Plays for New Theatregoers

Where will the next stage production like The Lion King come from, and who will adapt the next great young adult novel into a play? A likely source: New Plays for Young Audiences, a series devoted to the development of new plays for children, youth, and families written by both NYU students and noted playwrights […]