Teaching Youth During Turbulent Times – May 16th Conference

NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) will host “Race, Rights and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Their Students Think Critically About Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty.” The interactive conference for teachers and education professionals will take place at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and […]

Metro Center Conference Focuses on Equity in School Discipline Practices – May 22nd

The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D), housed within NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), will host its 2015 Summer Institute, “Creating Safe and Caring Schools: Improving School Discipline through Equitable and Responsive Practices.” The conference will take place at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal […]

NYU Symphony to Play Philip Glass, Valgeir Sigurðsson, at Symphony Space, May 8th

The NYU Symphony, the premier orchestral ensemble at NYU Steinhardt, will present a concert featuring Philip Glass’s Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, Valgeir Sigurðsson’s Dreamland, and works by the 2015 NYU Steinhardt Composition Competition Winners Brian Haller and Brian Paul. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Cyr and will take place at the Peter […]

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 […]