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 […]

Understanding the Supreme Court Decision on Students with Disabilities: An Interview with Natasha Strassfeld

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make “appropriately ambitious” progress.  The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruled in favor of a special education student whose parents sued a local school district to pay his private school tuition.  This decision could […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYU Steinhardt’s Technology-Enhanced Teacher Education Program Grows With Four New Partners Nationwide

NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development today announced four new public school district partners for its Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching (EMAT) residency program for teacher education – San Francisco Unified School District, Syracuse City District, City School District of Albany, and Tucson Unified School District. The EMAT teacher residency program […]

NYU Researchers Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant to Study Brain Activity of Students and Teachers in the Classroom

NYU Steinhardt and NYU Psychology researchers are collaborating on a project to study the brain basis of social interactions between students and teachers in a high school classroom. The three-year project, which began this month, is funded through a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s EHR Core Research program, which supports work that […]

Steinhardt Educational Solutions Initiatives Series: A Conversation with Tony Marx, President of the New York Public Library

NYU Steinhardt welcomed Tony Marx, president of The New York Public Library, for a keynote address and conversation on how public libraries can play a pivotal role as centers of educational opportunity in communities across New York City and around the country. The event – Books and Beyond: Connecting Community, Literacy, and Technology – took […]

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 […]

NYU Steinhardt and U.S. Postal Service Celebrate Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Dorothy Height (BA ’33, MA ’35, HON ’75) was honored with a special FOREVER stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service in honor of Black History Month. A leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements, Height worked alongside prominent civil rights activists and shared the stage with Martin Luther King, Jr. at […]