Steinhardt’s Education Policy Experts Rank Among the Most Influential in the Nation

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Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, published by Rick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings recognizes 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education. Diane Ravitch, research professor at [...]

Thought Leaders and Innovators Meet at NYU for NY EdTech Week

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NYU was the meeting place for NY EdTech Week, a global education innovation festival celebrating educational entrepreneurship.  Hosted by NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Inc., the conference brought together technology and education thought leaders for discussion and debate on issues ranging from early literacy to corporate learning to making higher education accessible to minority students. The conference [...]

Dana Burde Wins Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

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Dana Burde, associate professor of international education, has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Burde’s award is her 2014 book “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan” (Columbia [...]

Race Influences Teachers’ Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Steinhardt Study

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Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student’s race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research. The study found that teachers are more likely to see academic challenges as disabilities when white boys exhibit them than when boys of color exhibit the same difficulties. [...]

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd to Host NY Edtech Week at NYU

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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 [...]

At NYU Steinhardt, Leadership Forum Brings Research on What Works in Education to Policymakers

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NYU Steinhardt hosted an Education Solutions Initiative Leadership Forum on September 13th.  The event brought together city and state policymakers and members of the education community for a discussion how to make meaningful progress on resolving the critical issues facing students and educators. In his opening remarks, Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer remarked that since its [...]

Books from Our Faculty: Being and Becoming Scientists Today by Susan Kirch

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Being and Becoming Scientists Today: Reconstructing Assumptions about Science and Science Education to Reclaim a Learner–Scientist Perspective by Susan Kirch & Michele Amoroso Sense Publishers (2016) In Being and Becoming Scientists Today, Susan Kirch, associate professor of teaching and learning at NYU Steinhardt, and Michele Amoroso of the  New York City Department of Education, provide educators with a [...]

Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $4 Million to Study School Interventions in Chicago and New York

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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development more than $4 million to fund research examining the long-term outcomes of two proven educational interventions. The studies seek to understand whether structured programs in preschool, kindergarten, and first [...]

Steinhardt Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the Country

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A NYU Steinhardt study finds a startling scarcity of children’s books in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. The lack of children’s books was even more pronounced in areas with higher concentrations of poverty, according to the findings published online in the journal Urban Education. “Children’s books are hard to come by [...]

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Launch NY Edtech Accelerator and Incubator

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NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Companies, Inc., a public-benefit corporation, announced a collaboration to galvanize the education innovation ecosystem and provide programming in the fields of education entrepreneurship and education technologies. The centerpiece of this collaboration will be an Edtech Accelerator and Incubator on NYU’s Washington Square campus. NYU Steinhardt – StartEd Incubator The collaboration will [...]