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), Joan 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 movement; [...]

Steinhardt’s Education Policy Experts Rank Among the Most Influential in the Nation

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Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, published by Rick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings recognizes 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education. Diane Ravitch, research professor at [...]

Study Finds Play and Cognitive Skills in Kindergarten Predict Civic Engagement in Later Life

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Cognitive skills and experiences like classroom-based play in kindergarten lead to participation in extracurricular activities in 8th grade among children growing up in poverty, finds a new study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in Applied Developmental Science, look at extracurricular activities as precursors to civic engagement, [...]

Books from our Faculty: Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

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How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? Do artistic endeavors have distinctive potentials for nurturing artistic citizenship?  What do socio-cultural, political, and environmental engagements offer people worldwide? In  Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, David Elliott, a professor of music and music education at NYU Steinhardt, and co-authors Marissa Silverman [...]

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 [...]