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 […]

Thought Leaders and Innovators Meet at NYU for NY EdTech Week

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]