Study Finds Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt and Université Sainte-Anne. The findings, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, reinforce the need for limits on screen […]

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 […]

E-Responder, Developed by the Citizens Crime Commission and NYU Steinhardt, Aims to Stop Real World Violence That Starts Online

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 […]

Creating a Virtual Library from VHS Tapes and DVDs: An Interview with Francesca Socolick, Steinhardt’s Senior Academic Technologist

Francesca Socolick, a senior academic technologist at NYU Steinhardt, works with faculty to update and refresh their technology.  Recently she helped the Department of Applied Psychology replicate their library of VHS and DVD media online. We interviewed Francesca to learn more the state of technological innovation in academia and how a virtual library can be created to enhance […]

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

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 […]

Augmented Reality Contributes to Museum Learning

Augmented reality is an emerging technology with the potential to transform learning – including in museum exhibits having to do with human health. “By digitally adding or removing information from the physical world, augmented reality creates a sense that real and virtual objects coexist, and can enhance people’s interactions both with each other and with […]

Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for NYC Schools Selected to Evaluate Computer Science for All

Computer Science for All (CS4All) is a 10-year, $81 million public-private partnership between the City of New York and the private sector, designed to bring computer science education to every student in New York City public schools. The CS4All Founders Committee—which includes representatives from the New York City Department of Education, City Hall, the Fund […]

Music and Audio Research Lab Receives NSF Grant to Study Bird Calls

Juan Pablo Bello, associate professor of music technology and director of the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) at  NYU Steinhardt, was awarded a grant of over $600,0000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research and refine emerging machine listening technologies to identify different species of birds during migration. The award falls under a […]

NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator Powered by StartEd Announces 2016 Cohort of Edtech Startups

The NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator powered by StartEd announced today the startups accepted into its 2016 immersive three-month, mentor-led program in New York City. The program is dedicated to education entrepreneurship and designed to help edtech entrepreneurs grow their companies. These companies address a range of challenges and market opportunities in early learning, K-12, higher […]

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd to Host NY Edtech Week at NYU

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Companies, Inc, a public-benefit corporation, will host NY Edtech Week — a global education innovation festival in New York City celebrating education entrepreneurship. The event will take place December 19-21, 2016 centered at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus with activities taking place around the city. NY Edtech Week is a global meeting […]