Policy Breakfast Explores Role NYC’s Science-Rich Institutions Play in STEM Education

As a student who benefits from New York City’s public school partnership with Urban Advantage (UA), Zack had a unique opportunity: he could collect data with his peers on aFriday field trip to the Bronx Zoo, and then, with an admission voucher provided by UA, visit the zoo again with his family on Sunday afternoon to double- check his results. … Catherine Milne , associate professor of science education at Steinhardt, enriched the discussing by describing the importance of Molecules and Minds , a three-year project, funded by the IES National Center for Educational Research, which is allowing Steinhardt’s researchers to develop effective chemistry simulations for a broad range of learners, including students of ethnic or racial minority groups that are not meeting academic goals.

Steinhardt Ranks # 15 in U.S. News & World Report

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is ranked 15th in the 2011 U. S. News and World Report rankings of the country’s top graduate schools of education. Three of Steinhardt’s education programs were ranked in the top 20. Educational Policy (ranked 13th — tied with Ohio University) Secondary Education (ranked 17th — […]

Alumni in the News: Harriet Taub (BA ’76) Turns Refuse into Art

Alumna Harriet Taub (BA ’76) was featured in For Schools, Free Art Supplies, and More, a New York Times story about Materials For The Arts, New York’s premier reuse center, which offers gently used art supplies to artists, non-profit centers, and schools. (The interview below originally appeared in Steinhart’s At a Glance print newsletter, Spring […]

Natalie Jeremijenko Named Influential Woman in Technology

Natalie Jeremijenko an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Arts Professions, has been named one of the Fast Company’s 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology.  One of six women listed in the blog’s ‘Brainiac’ category, Jeremijenko was honored for finding ways to take technologies manufactured by large corporations and the military and use them […]

Haiti Conference Focuses on Children, Families, and Long-Term Responses to Catastrophe

Convening a group of experts on Haiti from a variety of academic backgrounds, NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) organized a day-long conference to advance knowledge on rebuilding Haiti and on how to protect vulnerable populations in post-disaster contexts. The conference brought together mental health experts, educators, psychologists, anthropologists, legal experts, and […]