Research Alliance Report Reveals Improvements and Persistent Inequities in College Access and Success in NYC

A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students’ pathways into and through college, revealing large improvements in college access, but also highlighting persistent differences in outcomes for historically underrepresented groups of students. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts […]

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 […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt:  Elisabeth King on the Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Steinhardt’s new interdisciplinary minor in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) is geared toward undergraduate students who want to better understand the world today and contribute to global peace efforts.  Students in the program will be studying with faculty members who have their fingers on the pulse of state of the world, who will lead them in […]

New Musical — “A Soviet Singin’ in the Rain” — Comes to Provincetown Playhouse March 23-26

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance will present the musical Life of the Party from March 23–26, 2017. The show features book, lyrics, and music by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe, the music and lyrics team behind the award-winning Broadway musical Legally Blonde. Jessica Bashline directs. Set in the Soviet Union in 1953 and based […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drama Therapy Performance Tackles Terror, Nov. 10-13

Amidst the nation’s fixation with the threat of socio-political terrorism, the NYU Steinhardt Program in Drama Therapy will present Behind the Door: Terror as Performance, an arts-based drama therapy research project examining both public and private terrorism and how the two compare. The shows, running November 10-13, 2016 at the Provincetown Playhouse, will be comprised […]