Steinhardt Study Finds Attending a Middle vs. a K-8 School Matters for Student Outcomes

Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence, evaluates the effect of attending a public middle or junior high school versus a K-8 school on […]

Steinhardt Professors Teach UNICEF Early Childhood MOOC, Reaching Learners Around the World

A new course not bound by geographic location, nor the number of desks in a classroom, is ramping up for its second global offering to students this month. The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development is a massive open online course, or MOOC, that covers innovations in science-based early childhood development […]

What North Carolina and Pennsylvania Families Are Teaching Us About Stress and Our Environment

A small sample of saliva can hold a treasure trove of data: levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol, exposure to secondhand smoke, and even a person’s DNA. When combined with information about a child’s home, school, and neighborhood, these measures can unlock an understanding about how stress and other environmental factors influence children’s health. Experiences […]

Steinhardt Study Finds Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Applied Developmental Science, […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]

NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development nearly $9.5 million to fund research on education in New York City. The three grants will support studies of English learners with disabilities, career and technical education, and will […]

Believing the System is Fair Predicts Worsening Self-esteem and Behavior for Marginalized Youth

Disadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt’s Erin Godfrey. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, are the first evidence that young people’s […]

Fatherhood Factors Influence How Dads Spend Time with Children

A father’s resources, relationships, and parenting beliefs affect how he spends time with his children and financially provides for his family, finds an NYU Steinhardt study published in the Journal of Family Issues. “We found a range of different characteristics influenced father involvement in unique ways, from caregiving to financial investment. For example, what predicted […]

Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey’s Bahcesehir University. The study of Syrian refugee children, presented by researchers on June 6 at BAU […]

Parent Training on ADHD Using Volunteers Can Help Meet Growing Treatment Needs

Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, highlights an innovative approach to embracing community resources – tapping volunteers to act as therapists. “Given […]