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 [...]

Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

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A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt. “Unlike earlier research, our study finds that it is possible to engage fathers from low-income communities in parenting interventions, which [...]

Books from Our Faculty: Changes in the Brain: Impact on Daily Life by Yael Goverover

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Changes in the Brain:  Impact on Daily Life (Springer, 2017) Goverover, Yael., Chiaravalloti, Nancy D., Editors In Changes in the Brain, Yael Goverover, associate professor of occupational therapy, and  Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, show how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. In this edited volume, experts across brain-related fields discuss how [...]

Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

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Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory [...]

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 [...]

The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality

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Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the November issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict what research has shown among adults, [...]