At Steinhardt’s Educational Policy Breakfast, A Twitter Feed Reveals Complexity of Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

NYU Steinhardt’s kicked off its three-part policy series on teacher quality and effectiveness with a forum about the challenge of defining what it means to be an effective teacher and how to identify quality teaching. Dennis Walcott, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and Hamp Lankford, professor of educational administration and policy […]

Steinhardt Joins National College Advising Corps; NYU Grads to Help Low-Income Students Complete Degrees

NYU Steinhardt has joined the National College Advising Corps, which aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation-college, underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. The National College Advising Corps (NCAC), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, partners with a consortium of colleges and universities to hire, train, and placed […]

“New Evangelicals” Have No Candidate, Finds New Book by Faculty Member Marcia Pally

An unexpected bloc of evangelical voters has emerged heading into the 2012 election season, Marcia Pally, an adjunct professor, concludes in her new book, The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good (Eerdmans, Nov. 2011). These “new evangelicals” have moved away from religious conservatives and become focused on what historically were the traditional […]

Faculty in the News 11/4/11: deBeer, Liebovitz, Zimmerman

Steinhardt faculty members weighed in on Halloween, copyright law, sex education, school prayer, and art during the week of November 4, 2011. Sue deBeer, assistant professor of art education, unveiled new work on Halloween. Her installation, Haunt Room, on the High Line at the 14th Street Passage, was featured in the New York Times: Creep […]

Steinhardt Researchers Recieve $1.9 Million Grant to Address ‘Toxic Stress’ in Poor Children

Researchers at NYU Steinhardt have received a $1.9 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to partner with Early Head Start programs in New York City to develop and assess methods for reducing “toxic stress” faced by children in poverty. Toxic stress is typically brought on when children experience powerful and prolonged […]

Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education at U.S. Department of Education, to Speak on November 7th

Martha J. Kanter, under secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss the Obama Administration’s 2020 goals for higher education during a public address on Monday, November 7, 5 p.m., at New York University’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Place]). Kanter’s address will focus on President Obama’s […]

Steinhardt Faculty in the News 10/24/11: Way, Suárez-Orozco

Steinhardt faculty weighed in on boys’ friendships and immigration during the week of October 24, 2011. A selection from Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection (Harvard University Press, 2011) by Niobe Way, professor of Applied Psychology, was posted on’s Today Show’s feature, Today’s Books. Deep Secrets: Debunking misconceptions about adolescent males […]

At Steinhardt’s Master Sessions, The Eagles’ Glenn Frey Gives Clues to ‘Hotel California’

“Hotel California evolved in the reverse style of song-making, with Don Felder”s guitar track laid down first and lyrics added later,” said Glenn Frey of The Eagles at a Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session held at NYU Steinhardt on October 25th. Felder’s “Mexican Reggae” soundtrack inspired lyrics for a song considered the band’s masterpiece. […]

Steinhardt Student Advocacy Group Kicks Off Campaign for Culture Seminar Series, November 11th

Featured Speaker: Virginia P. Louloudes, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE), an arts and culture advocacy group of graduate students at NYU Steinhardt, has announced the inaugural event of its new Campaigning for Culture seminar series is Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Virginia Louloudes, executive director […]