“College and Career Readiness” Topic of Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast

Policymakers, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, have begun focusing intently on the students’ transition from post-secondary education into college and career pathways. The Obama administration’s blueprint for the 2010 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) includes as its primary goal preparing high school graduates who are academically ready for college […]

Martin A. Simon Named Fellow of American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Martin A. Simon, professor of mathematics education in the department of teaching and learning, has been named one of 67 new fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the national interdisciplinary association of 25,000 education researchers. Simon, whose research focuses on understanding the processes by which students develop math concepts through activity, joins Steinhardt […]

Doctoral Student Scott Selberg Receives NYU Humanities Initiative Fellowship

Scott Selberg a doctoral student in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a graduate student research fellowship from NYU’s Humanities Initiative for his dissertation project, ‘The Matter with Old People: Visual Culture and Alzheimer’s Disease.’ Selberg’s dissertation explores the visual culture of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on the intersections of cognition, age, […]

Steinhardt Researchers Advance Knowledge of Treatment for Brain Injury

Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect millions of Americans each year, diminishing the quality of life for patients and rendering once simple tasks, such as performing household chores or carrying on a conversation, difficult or impossible. Although brain research has made great strides in recent years and has brought about improved treatments, […]

Steinhardt Policy Experts Discuss Obama Administration’s Approach to Education Reform

We recently sat down with three education policy experts to discuss the Obama administration’s plans for education reform. Already having sharply influenced education policy via the 2009 stimulus bill, which apportioned $4.4 billion in “Race to the Top” money (a competitive grant program for states), the administration and education secretary, Arne Duncan, have signaled their […]

Arum Research Calls Out “Limited Learning” on College Campuses

Over the past decade, policy makers have focused intently on assessing what elementary and secondary school students are learning through regular standardized testing. Higher education has, for the most part, escaped this testing culture, as parents, students, and employers take for granted the notion that a college education will prepare students for the twenty-first century […]