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 […]

International Education Students Create Resources for Under-Served and Refugee Children

“I am always searching for opportunities to bring the real world into my classroom,” says Elisabeth King, associate professor of international education and politics. “I want to give our students, who are so passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world, the opportunity to see the wonder and the challenges of their engagement.” Last […]

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

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 […]