Can Meditation Help Our Schools? An Interview with Psychologist Joshua Aronson

Joshua Aronson is the director of the Center for Achievement, Research and Evaluation, which is housed in Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. Aronson creates scalable interventions that schools can use to improve the performance and learning of their students. We spoke to him about the power that meditation […]

Music Therapy Helps With Recovery Post-Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability, causing a sudden and overwhelming disruption in a person’s physical body and sense of self. Long-term recovery requires that bodily perception, social participation, and sense of self are restored. A team of clinicians and researchers at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt and the Rusk […]

Study Finds Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt and Université Sainte-Anne. The findings, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, reinforce the need for limits on screen […]

Teens with PTSD and Conduct Disorder Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School. “Our findings suggest that exposure to stress and trauma can have acute emotional impacts that […]

Study Finds Students in Ohio’s Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt and RAND Corporation. “Our research suggests that online schools – in their current form, a largely independent learning experience – are not […]

E-Responder, Developed by the Citizens Crime Commission and NYU Steinhardt, Aims to Stop Real World Violence That Starts Online

Increasingly, real-world violence follows fights started online, where social media amplifies and accelerates conflict. At least 240 shootings and 24 murders began as virtual fights in New York City alone, and more than 700 youth have been indicted using evidence from their social media pages. Through the ongoing work with NYC Cure Violence sites, the […]

NYU Steinhardt and U.S. Postal Service Celebrate Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Dorothy Height (BA ’33, MA ’35, HON ’75) was honored with a special FOREVER stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service in honor of Black History Month. A leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements, Height worked alongside prominent civil rights activists and shared the stage with Martin Luther King, Jr. at […]