Poverty-Related Stress Affects School Readiness, New Study Finds

Stress in the lives of poor children contributes to an achievement gap between children from low-income homes and their more advantaged classmates, researchers from New York University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The study, which appears in the journal Child Development, adds to existing research on […]

Steinhardt Receives Grant to Evaluate Math and Science Curricula in Mexico’s Middle Schools

NYU Steinhardt has received a four-month, $721,000 grant from the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education to assess newly implemented math and science curricula in Mexico’s secondary schools. The project will be headed by Pamela Fraser-Abder, an associate professor of science education, who has served as a consultant on primary science teacher education for UNESCO […]

Dean Announces Promotion and Tenure Decisions

Dean Mary Brabeck has announced tenure and promotion decisions. Below are faculty members who excel in teaching and research and contribute in important ways totheir professions, NYU, and the Steinhardt community, as well as our local and global society. Promoted to Professor: Rene Arcilla, Floyd Hammock (Humanities and Social Sciences). Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor: […]

Steinhardt Celebrates Dafnis Prieto and Francisco Núñez (BS ’88); Recipients of MacArthur “Genius” Awards

Two members of the Steinhardt School community were among the twenty-two recipients of this year’s “genius” awards from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Dafnis Prieto, an internationally-acclaimed percussionist and adjunct faculty member in the Jazz Studies Program; and Francisco Núñez (BS ’88), founder and director of the Young People’s Chorus of New […]

Steinhardt to Host Infants’ Learning of Multiple Languages Conference, October 14-15

NYU Steinhardt will host “Infants’ Learning of Multiple Languages: Development in Cultural Context,” a conference featuring the latest research on children’s language acquisition in multi-lingual homes, October 14 and 15, at NYU’s School of Law, Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Floor (245 Sullivan Street/between Washington Square South and West Third Street). Speakers include: […]

New Research Shows Asian American and Pacific Islander Students Need More Support to Attain College Degrees

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population is one of the fastest growing populations in the United States—and expected to reach 40 million people by 2050—but many contend it is too often overlooked in federal higher education policy priorities, including the college completion agenda. According to a new report released by the National Commission […]

Steinhardt Selected for ‘100Kin10’ to Help Boost Supply of Teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

NYU Steinhardt has been selected for 100Kin10, a collaborative movement created in response to the United States’ need for 100,000 new, excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers in 10 years. The formation of 100Kin10 follows the Obama Administration’s 2009 announcement to move U.S. students from the middle to the top of the pack […]