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

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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

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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 [...]

“Her Opponent” Restages the 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting

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Could experiencing Donald Trump through the body of a woman and Hillary Clinton through the body of a man, help people understand their own deeply ingrained gender biases? This was the question behind “Her Opponent,” a gender-reversed, ethnographic restaging of excerpts of the 2016 presidential debates at the Provincetown Playhouse in January. The experimental performance [...]

International Education Students Create Resources for Under-Served and Refugee Children

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“I am always searching for opportunities to bring the real world into my classroom,” says Elisabeth King, associate professor of international education and politics. “I want to give our students, who are so passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world, the opportunity to see the wonder and the challenges of their engagement.” Last [...]

Behind the Scenes of Inventing Downtown: An Interview with Curator Melissa Rachleff

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Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at Grey Art Gallery tells the story of how artist-run galleries irreversibly shaped American art.  The exhibition brings together paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and film, to reveal an art world that existed between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism. [...]

Inside Books: Building a New Educational State by Joan Malczewski

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Building a New Educational State Joan Malczewski, Associate Professor of History and Social Studies In her new book, Building a New Educational State (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Malczewski explores the transformation of black education in North Carolina and Mississippi during the Jim Crow era. Drawing on extensive archival research, Malczewski shows the work behind the [...]