NYU Steinhardt Awarded More Than $4 Million from NSF for STEM Education Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NYU Steinhardt three grants totaling more than $4 million for research working to improve computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middle schools. Two of the grants are part of the NSF’s STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program, which seeks to address the urgent need to prepare […]

Helping Teachers See Students in All Their Gender Identities: An Interview with sj Miller

sj Miller is a teacher and activist who serves as Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  sj helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education, which informed the CAEP Social Justice Standard VI; the first ever standard in the United States […]

Teacher Racial Bias Matters More for Students of Color

English and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students’ grades and academic expectations, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Social Science Research, builds on existing evidence of how teacher biases in the classroom affect students and adds […]

Study Finds Classifying English Proficiency Varies by District, with Mixed Outcomes for Students

The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status—a process termed reclassification—varies widely across and within states, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt, Oregon State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The findings, published in a special centennial issue of the American Educational Research Journal, inform conversations about statewide […]

Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – But Is It Too Much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, suggest that support may be experienced as pressure and that stereotyping Asian Americans as high achievers […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]