Thought Leaders and Innovators Meet at NYU for NY EdTech Week

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NYU was the meeting place for NY EdTech Week, a global education innovation festival celebrating educational entrepreneurship.  Hosted by NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Inc., the conference brought together technology and education thought leaders for discussion and debate on issues ranging from early literacy to corporate learning to making higher education accessible to minority students. The conference [...]

Stella Flores, Higher Education Scholar, Speaks at White House Summit on Diversity and Inclusion

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Stella Flores, associate professor of higher education at NYU Steinhardt, took part in the White House Summit on Advancing Postsecondary Diversity and Inclusion on November 18, 2016.  The panel was chaired by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. In her testimony, Flores noted that researchers must communicate the strategies and interventions most likely to [...]

ASD Nest Support Project Awarded Contract by NYC DOE to Continue Work Supporting Autism Program

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The NYU ASD Nest Support Project has been awarded a $929,100, one-year contract from the New York City Department of Education to provide support services for its ASD Nest Program, which now serves more than 1,000 children with autism in 39 public schools across the city. The grant also includes funding to train Department of [...]

Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes

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Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and ethnic [...]

Augmented Reality Contributes to Museum Learning

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Augmented reality is an emerging technology with the potential to transform learning – including in museum exhibits having to do with human health. “By digitally adding or removing information from the physical world, augmented reality creates a sense that real and virtual objects coexist, and can enhance people’s interactions both with each other and with [...]

Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for NYC Schools Selected to Evaluate Computer Science for All

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Computer Science for All (CS4All) is a 10-year, $81 million public-private partnership between the City of New York and the private sector, designed to bring computer science education to every student in New York City public schools. The CS4All Founders Committee—which includes representatives from the New York City Department of Education, City Hall, the Fund [...]

Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls’ Math Skills

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Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new analysis led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research [...]

Race Influences Teachers’ Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Steinhardt Study

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Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student’s race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research. The study found that teachers are more likely to see academic challenges as disabilities when white boys exhibit them than when boys of color exhibit the same difficulties. [...]

Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Finds Steinhardt Study

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Middle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. “Minority teachers may be perceived more favorably by minority students because they can serve as role models and are particularly sensitive to the [...]