In Hong Kong, NYU Students Forge Pathways to Urban Sustainability

Hong Kong has a unique landscape that juxtaposes towering skyscrapers with coastal wetlands, densely populated city blocks with fishing villages. The landscape was an ideal setting for a Steinhardt Global Affairs graduate offering this spring focusing on Hong Kong’s urban ecosystem. The course was taught by Raul Lejano, associate professor of environmental conservation education, who […]

NYU Study Finds Need for Educating Older Adults on Outdoor Fall Prevention

Many older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new study by New York University researchers. “Despite their frequency, outdoor falls receive little attention when it comes to education and prevention,” said Tracy Chippendale, assistant professor […]

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 […]

AERA Study: Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

The content of a children’s book – not its form as a print book or a digital book – predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and […]

AERA Study: Variations in Tuition at Public Universities Have Grown, Masking the True Cost of Attendance

Differences in undergraduate tuition rates by a student’s degree program or year of study have become increasingly prevalent over the past 25 years, finds a study by New York University’s Steinhardt School, Arizona State University, and the University of Louisville. “Variations in tuition add to the complexity surrounding college costs, leading the costs students face […]

A Double Dose of Disadvantage: Low-income Children Missing Out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, suggest that language learning should involve both families and teachers […]

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 […]

Study by Stella Flores Finds More Than Half of the Racial College Completion Gap Explained by Pre-College Factors

In an analysis of Texas students, more than 60 percent of the racial gap in college completion rates can be attributed to factors that occur before college – factors that are beyond the control of many colleges and universities, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt. “Our findings demonstrate that these disparities can often […]

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 […]

Music Therapy Helps With Recovery Post-Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability, causing a sudden and overwhelming disruption in a person’s physical body and sense of self. Long-term recovery requires that bodily perception, social participation, and sense of self are restored. A team of clinicians and researchers at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt and the Rusk […]