NYU Steinhardt and University of Michigan Study Finds Difference Between Games for Learning and Video Games

A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum. The report, released today by the A-GAMES Project of New York University and the University of Michigan, is unique […]

NYU Researchers Use Crowdsourcing to Collect Data on Speech Disorders

Crowdsourcing – where responses to a task are aggregated across a large number of individuals recruited online – can be an effective tool for rating sounds in speech disorders research, according to a study by NYU Steinhardt. “Because large crowdsourced samples can be obtained quickly, easily, and inexpensively, speech researchers could find it beneficial to […]

Carding of Minors Buying Cigarettes is Lacking in Some New York City Neighborhoods, Finds Study Led by Diana Silver

An investigation by the Steinhardt School found that more than a quarter of New York City retailers did not request identification from young adults buying cigarettes. The study, published online in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control, was conducted in anticipation of the minimum purchase age for cigarettes rising from 18 to 21. “Our findings suggest the […]

NYU Honors Associate Dean Patricia Carey with MLK Humanitarian Award

Patricia Carey, Steinhardt’s Associate Dean for Student Services, was honored on February 5th with the 2015 NYU MLK Humanitarian Award.  The award is presented annually to a member of the NYU community who exemplifies the characteristics promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — “a vision of peace, persistence in purpose, and inspirational action.” Carey, […]

Education Policy Discussion Will Focus on Quality in Pre-K Education — March 6th

NYU Steinhardt will host a panel discussion, “Early Childhood Education: Improving and Assessing Quality,” on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event, which will be held at the Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor), is part of the School’s Education Policy Breakfast Series. Research has demonstrated the benefits […]

Mental Health Issues in Latino Teens Are Rooted in Discrimination-Related Stress, Finds Study by Steinhardt Research Team

Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by faculty members at NYU Steinhardt. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed to foreign-born teens. The longitudinal study, which appears online […]

Inside Books: ‘Vernaculars in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities’ by Shondel Nero

Vernaculars in the Classroom:  Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities By Shondel Nero and Dohra Ahmad (Routledge, 2014) “Language is central to the educational experience. It is both the medium of instruction, and the principal means through which ideas are engaged, knowledge is constructed, and learning is evaluated in a classroom,” write Shondel Nero and  Dohra Ahmad their new […]