Institute for Education and Social Policy Finds Small High School Reform Boosts Districtwide Outcomes

Creating small high schools improves outcomes for students in the overall school district – both in new small schools and existing larger schools – according to a study of New York City schools by researchers at New York University, Syracuse University, and Arizona State University. The findings, published in the April issue of Educational Researcher, help […]

At Weekend Hackathon, Experts from NYU and AT&T Look for Solutions for People with Disabilities

An app that retrieves and transcribes images from Twitter, another that helps speechless people communicate, and a third designed to prevent anxiety attacks earned $10,000 in prizes this past weekend at the kickoff hackathon for AT&T and New York University’s three-month Connect Ability Challenge. The challenge–launched in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with […]

Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Julia Wolfe, an assistant professor of music at NYU Steinhardt, was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her composition “Anthracite Fields,” a 45-minute multi-media oratorio about the plight of Pennsylvania coal miners. The composition premiered on April 26, 2014 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. A native of Philadelphia, Wolfe is the co-founder and […]

Steinhardt Researchers Examine Primary Care in Dominica

Primary care is often considered a cornerstone of health care systems, and measuring its performance plays an important role in improving system effectiveness and efficiency, and creating a focus on patients. Research suggests that health systems based on strong primary health care have better and more equitable health outcomes, are more efficient, and can achieve […]

Literacy App Improves School Readiness in At-Risk Preschoolers, Finds Study by Steinhardt Researchers

Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to researchers at NYU Steinhardt. “Guided use of an educational app may be a source of motivation and engagement for children in their early years,” said Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education […]

NYU Steinhardt Study Evaluates the Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to researchers at NYU Steinhardt. “Our study adds important nuance to our understanding of the influence specific college experiences have on economic and attitudinal job […]

Steinhardt Doctoral Student Wins Council of Learned Societies’ Dissertation Competition

Tamara Kneese a doctoral student in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded the American Council of Learned Societies’ Dissertation Competition Fellowship. She is among four NYU graduate students to receive this honor. Kneese’s award-winning dissertation, “Digital Afterlives: Patterning Posterity through Networked Remains,” examines the status of digital assets after death. Knees […]