Researchers Find That a Program to Reduce Problem Behavior Boosts Math and Reading

A program aimed at reducing behavior problems improved performance in math and reading among low-income kindergartners and first graders, according to a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt. Their findings, which appear in the Journal of Educational Psychology, point to the value of well-designed interventions to improve education, the study’s authors say. “Supporting young low-income children […]

At Undergraduate Research Conference, Looking at Children’s Perceptions of Gender

Jasmine Sundri, a senior in the Department of Applied Psychology, celebrated her research with Steinhardt faculty and students at the fifth annual Applied Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference on May 9th.  Sundri, who presented a poster on perceptions of gender among K-6 children, was among twelve students who gave presentations at the conference, an event that highlighted […]

Brown at 60 Conference Poses Questions About Progress in Racial Equality in Education

In May of 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” setting a precedent for ending legally sanctioned racial segregation not just in schools, but in all sectors of American society. The landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which overturned the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision upholding the constitutionality […]

Defining Excellence in Community Colleges is Focus of Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Event

The Obama administration has put the spotlight on community colleges, which serve nearly half the college population of the United States.  These institutions have been seen historically as “engines of opportunity,” yet in the aggregate evidence shows disappointing retention and completion rates. On April 29th, the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy hosted, ‘Defining Excellence […]

At Celebrations, Students Thank Dean Mary Brabeck

Students showed their appreciation for Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the Steinhardt School, at special ceremonies in May. Undergraduate students awarded the dean the Linda Vega Award for Excellence at their annual USG Awards Ceremony. At the GSO Awards Ceremony, Dean Brabeck was the inaugural recipient of the Mary Brabeck Shooting Star […]

Dominic Brewer—Expert on Education Policy and Economics—Named Dean of NYU’s Steinhardt School

NYU President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin today named Dominic Brewer – the Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen Professor in Urban Leadership at the University of Southern California and an esteemed expert in the economics of education and educational policy – as Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, […]

NYU Steinhardt’s Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature Receives $1.3 Million Gift from EHA Foundation

The Steinhardt School’s Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature has received a $1.3 million gift from the E.H.A. Foundation. The facility, located within the Department of Teaching and Learning, is exclusively devoted to children’s literature and holds nearly 3,500 volumes. The gift has been used to create the Linda May Uris Library […]