Steinhardt Study Finds Attending a Middle vs. a K-8 School Matters for Student Outcomes

Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence, evaluates the effect of attending a public middle or junior high school versus a K-8 school on […]

Teachers Report Weaker Relationships with Students of Color, Children of Immigrants

The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new NYU Steinhardt study finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color. “Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could most […]

New App Helps New York City Students Navigate High School Admissions

Choosing a high school in New York City can be a daunting task, with more than 700 programs to choose from in 400-plus schools throughout the five boroughs. Now, a new app helps students and families simplify their search by focusing the choice process on a personalized list of 20 best-fit schools. The NYC High […]

Foundations: A Remedy, With Shortcomings, to the Journalism Crisis

Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published online in the journal Journalism, describes both the possibilities and limits […]

Report by Larry Miller Explores Radio’s Diminishing Role in the American Musical Diet

Will radio soon be an outmoded relic? A new study authored by Larry Miller, director of the Music Business program, finds that broadcast radio is struggling to remain relevant as consumers embrace streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora. The disruption to radio caused by digital services trends are crippling radio, which is witnessing historic declines in […]

What North Carolina and Pennsylvania Families Are Teaching Us About Stress and Our Environment

A small sample of saliva can hold a treasure trove of data: levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol, exposure to secondhand smoke, and even a person’s DNA. When combined with information about a child’s home, school, and neighborhood, these measures can unlock an understanding about how stress and other environmental factors influence children’s health. Experiences […]

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 […]

Virtual Reality: The New Frontier for Balance Research

Virtual reality often conjures up images of video gamers immersed in an imaginary world, or perhaps training exercises for the military or NASA. At NYU, researchers are exploring a new application for virtual reality beyond entertainment and training: balance control. Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, director of […]

Steinhardt Study Finds Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Applied Developmental Science, […]