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Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • The Senate Tax Plan Gives Betsy DeVos an Early Xmas Gift for Her Privatization Campaign

    Edwin Rios of Mother Jones writes here about the early Christmas gifts that Congress has included in its tax plans for Betsy DeVos. True, she didn’t get that tax break for Hillsdale College, which her brother Erik attended. That was a stocking stuffer. She gots plenty of other goodies, under the DeVos tree. For starters, […]

    Published: Friday, December 15th 2017 05:00 PM
  • Mitchell Robinson: The Educational Malpractice of Eva Moskowitz

    Mitchell Robinson teaches music education at Michigan State University. He read Elizabeth Green’s fawning article about Eva Zmoskowitz and her Success Academy charter chain, and he blew a gasket. He is equally mad at Green and Moskowitz for reasons you will understand if you read his post. Basucally, he is furious that two non-educators are […]

    Published: Friday, December 15th 2017 04:00 PM

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

Information about advisement, counseling, registration, and more from our Office of Student Affairs

  • Inspire to Invent – up to $2000 for wellness & health art!

    The Health Promotion Office has just launched a new opportunity for YOU! Transform your artistic & innovative ideas for promoting healthy, joyful living @ NYU into a reality! Apply to Invent to Inspire TODAY for a chance to receive up to $2000 in funding! #MakeDifferenceHappen Application: bit.ly/INVENTTOINSPIRE Questions? kmd401@nyu.edu

    Published: Friday, December 15th 2017 03:44 PM
  • Graduating in January or Spring 2018?

    Please note that if you are graduating in January 2018 and have not applied for graduation, you need to contact the Office of the Registrar. If your expected graduation term is Spring 2018, please apply via Albert Student Center by 2/4/2018.

    Published: Tuesday, December 12th 2017 07:15 PM

Marion Nestle - Food Politics (read all posts)

Marion Nestle - Food Politics

Marion Nestle blogs about her work in field of nutrition, dietetics, and food policy.

  • In the holiday spirit: 3D printed candy!

    ConfectionaryNews.com has collected articles and videos into a Special Edition: The future of 3D printing in confectionery Hershey tips 3D printing to take off like the microwave oven did in the 80s – with ultra-customized designs a possibility in retail stores. Katjes subsidiary the Magic Candy Factory is already making waves with its 3D sugar confectionery […]

    Published: Friday, December 15th 2017 02:37 PM
  • Splenda is safe. Guess who funded the study.

    For months now, I haven’t posted an industry-funded studies with results favorable to the sponsor, but this one about deserves mention. Title: Critical review of the current literature on the safety of sucralose, by BA Magnuson, A Roberts, and ER Nestmann. Journal: Food and Chemical Toxicology 2017:106:324-355. Conclusion: “Collectively, critical review of the extensive database of research demonstrates […]

    Published: Thursday, December 14th 2017 02:36 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • Recent Music Tech Grads Open “Corner Store Studios”

    Over the past few months, recent NYU Music Technology grads Josh Liebman , Kerim Wilhelm, and Jake Zacharia opened up a production and mixing studio called “Corner Store Studios” in Brooklyn. We caught up with Co-owner Josh Liebman to hear about his journey through Music Technology and the process of opening up a studio right […]

    Published: Monday, December 11th 2017 09:31 PM
  • “Calm in the Face of Global Calamities” Performed By NYU Collaborative Projects in the Performing Arts

    PRESS RELEASE: NYU Collaborative Projects in the Performing Arts MPAIA-GE2031 Presents their final concert CALM IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL CALAMITIES BLACK BOX Theater  82 Washington Square East                    Sunday Dec 3, 2017 2 pm New York University’s MPAIA-GE2031 Collaborative Projects in the Performing Arts class over […]

    Published: Saturday, December 2nd 2017 12:02 AM

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

  • LGBTQ Issues in Education: An Interview with Joseph Robinson Cimpian

    Joseph Robinson Cimpian is an associate professor of economics and education policy at NYU Steinhardt and affiliated associate professor of public service at NYU Wagner. Cimpian‘s multi-disciplinary research focuses on the use and development of novel and rigorous methods to study equity and policy, particularly concerning language minorities, women, and sexual minorities. His work has been […]

    Published: Friday, December 8th 2017 05:20 PM
  • Steinhardt Study: Multicultural Awareness Boosts Teaching Competency, But Is an Uneven Resource Among Future Teachers

    Student teachers with more multicultural awareness foster more positive classroom environments for their students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study published in the Journal of Teacher Education. However, multicultural awareness varies considerably among future teachers based on their own race or ethnicity and prior experience working with youth of color. Multicultural awareness – which refers […]

    Published: Monday, December 4th 2017 09:34 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

  • Becoming Cultural Learners: CSD Bilingual Extension Students Lead Community-Based Service-Learning Project

    Most pre-service speech-language pathologists report feeling ill-prepared to make ‘surface-level’ decisions regarding the language to select for instruction/intervention, and, more specifically, selecting the types of linguistic targets on which their instruction should focus when their speech and language therapy involves children and families who speak languages different from English, and who embrace cultural beliefs and […]

    Published: Tuesday, November 28th 2017 08:40 PM
  • CSD Faculty and Students win 2017 ASHA Convention Awards

    We are proud to announce that Dr. Sonja Molfenter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, received the Early Career Contributions in Research Award at the 2017 ASHA convention held this year in Los Angeles. About the Award The Award for Early Career Contributions in Research is designed to acknowledge significant scientific accomplishments […]

    Published: Thursday, November 23rd 2017 02:39 AM

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (read all posts)

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education

David Elliott and Mariss Silverman discuss an integrated sociocultural, participatory, and ethics-based concept of the natures and values of musics, education, musical understanding, and more.

  • Music for Every Child: Diversity and Social Consciousness in Music Education

    Excited to join the Rhode Island Music Education Association at their Conference: Music for Every Child: Diversity and Social Consciousness in Music Education. There, we’ll be speaking on: Advancing Social Justice through Music Education. Common sense notions of “social justice” imply the uncovering of injustices, imbalances, and untruths in order to support and promote a more equitable […]

    The post Music for Every Child: Diversity and Social Consciousness in Music Education appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Friday, November 17th 2017 07:09 PM
  • A Reply to Randall Allsup

    In his recent book, Remixing the Classroom, Professor Randall Allsup offers a postmodern concept of school music education. Unfortunately, his book contains many falsehoods about the praxial philosophy of music education. In our reply to Allsup, we analyze and refute his distortions of the praxial philosophy in Music Matters (2015). Published in Action, Criticism, and Theory […]

    The post A Reply to Randall Allsup appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Saturday, September 23rd 2017 01:03 PM

Revue: The Official NYU Educational Theatre Blog (read all posts)

Revue: The Official NYU Educational Theatre Blog

News and updates from the Educational Theatre Program

  • New Podcast: There’s No Place Like Art

    The podcast offers opportunities to feature how ordinary people are doing extraordinary things in The Arts to make our world a richer, deeper, better place to live.  In these divisive times, I ask audiences to tune in and listen to how The Arts transforms people’s lives and remind us how vitally important a role The Arts play […]

    Published: Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 04:33 PM
  • The Man Behind the Curtain

    Dr. John Newman will perform his solo play The Man Behind the Curtain on Saturday, September 23 @ 2p at the United Solo Festival on 42nd street at Theatre Row in NYC. The main character in the play is L. Frank Baum, best known as the author of The Wizard of Oz and 13 other Oz books. The play […]

    Published: Wednesday, September 6th 2017 07:26 PM

David Kirkland - A Will to Love (read all posts)

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • What Charlottesville Means To Me

    Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth. –Malcolm X […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 01:08 AM
  • A Crusade for Billions? How a Betsy DeVos Department of Education Could Lead to a Massive Transfer of Public Funds into the Private Sector

    On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. […]

    Published: Friday, February 10th 2017 01:16 PM

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground (read all posts)

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller

veloCity The Official NYU Music Business Blog (read all posts)

veloCity The Official NYU Music Business Blog

News and Updates from the Music Business Program

  • Senior Spotlights: Tara Muoio

    Where are you from? I’m from Breezy Point, NY which is a little beach neighborhood in Queens (one of NYC’s five boroughs). What is your background in music? I grew up singing in my church choir, taking piano lessons, and listening to music around the house, but I didn’t really get into it on my […]

    Published: Saturday, May 6th 2017 12:00 AM
  • Senior Spotlights: Grace Pozniak

    Where are you from? I am from Cohasset, Massachusetts. What is your background in music? In high school, I started going to a whole bunch of shows in Boston. Most of them were Warped Tour-esce bands, and I got involved with a really tight knit Boston community that formed around this music. I also starting […]

    Published: Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 03:23 PM

Teacher Education Reinvented (read all posts)

Teacher Education Reinvented

We're here to address today’s challenges to systemic issues in the preparation and retention of qualified teachers.

  • Assessment Methods: A Look at Formal and Informal Techniques

    How we assess what students have learned is one of the most hotly debated topics in education today. High-stakes testing determines whether students get into the college of their choice and helps school districts judge the effectiveness of their teaching staff. But all this focus on testing raises concerns that the urge to test is...

    Published: Thursday, September 8th 2016 10:00 AM
  • Embedded MAT Launches with 2 Partner Networks for Inaugural 2016-’17 Class

    NYU Steinhardt’s new master of arts in teaching in secondary education embeds prospective teachers full time in high-need urban schools. The teacher education program combines an immersive teaching residency with a technology-enhanced curriculum developed by NYU Steinhardt faculty. The program will prepare students to become secondary school teachers in English, math, social studies, or science....

    Published: Thursday, April 28th 2016 02:30 PM

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post

Niobe Way researches how schools, families, and peers as well as larger political and economic contexts influence developmental trajectories

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist (read all posts)

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist

Pedro Noguera researches the ways schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment

  • The Roots of Baltimore's Violence

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has called for calm and a return to normal. But "normal" in Baltimore is precisely the problem. What has passed for "normal" in Baltimore and countless other communities like it throughout America is unsustainable, and should be seen as unacceptable.

    Published: Wednesday, April 29th 2015 04:53 PM
  • Accountability for Whom?

    It is sad and ironic that in this era when the mantra about accountability in education is mouthed repeatedly by policymakers, those who have the most authority accept no accountability for the system they have managed and created.

    Published: Wednesday, April 15th 2015 05:16 PM

Educational Technology News (read all posts)

Educational Technology News

News, updates, and job postings from the Educational Technology Programs

  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Nicole Krämer

    Monday, March 30, 2015, 2:30pm-4:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 Facebook as a tool for socializing… but also for learning? Nicole Krämer will talk about Facebook and the effects … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, March 13th 2015 10:50 PM
  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Rand Spiro

    Monday, April 27, 2015, 3:30pm-5:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 The Post-Gutenberg Mind: A Comprehensive Framework for Next-Generation Learning with Technology in Complex Domains Rand Spiro will talk The … Continue reading

    Published: Saturday, February 28th 2015 03:52 PM

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post

Gary Anderson blogs for the Huffington Post about Educational Policy.

  • Lessons from Chile: Annual Testing in Schools

    While research evidence does not support current pro-choice and high stakes accountability reforms, their ideological appeal seems widespread. Perhaps we can learn from a country in which these neoliberal policies were imposed before they became prominent in the U.S.

    Published: Wednesday, January 14th 2015 07:46 PM
  • How Should Educators Respond to the Gun Lobby?

    Talk of elementary schools as "soft targets" and making them "harder targets" or having more "boots on the ground" is everywhere in the media. Saner voices are promoting a restorative justice approach to school safety that aims at the school culture and seeks through mediation to build relationships.

    Published: Monday, December 24th 2012 01:01 AM

Fabienne Doucet - (Re)Constructing Home and School (read all posts)

Fabienne Doucet - (Re)Constructing Home and School

Fabienne Doucet's blog related to her work on the relationship between home and school.

  • A Counternarrative

    Imagine if at the beginning of every school year, teachers greeted parents with some variation of the following. In a plastic baggie, place a cotton ball, a tissue, and a tea bag, along with the following poem: Dearest Kindergarten Parents, Here is a little “gift” for you as you leave your precious one with me […]

    Published: Thursday, November 6th 2014 09:16 PM
  • Example 2: What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

    In this article, teacher and school founder Ron Clark sets a combative tone for telling parents what their teachers really wish they could tell them if they could, beginning with, “For starters, we are educators, not nannies.” Clark goes on to list more complaints, supported with examples, of parents not trusting teachers and not taking them […]

    Published: Thursday, November 6th 2014 09:06 PM

Fork, Pen & Plow - Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt (read all posts)

Fork, Pen & Plow - Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt

A blog from the students, scholars and food writers of the Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt

  • Feed Us Your Content

    If you’re like us, you think food is at the heart of some incredible stories. At Fork, Pen & Plow, we want to publish the best, the most compelling, the most penetrating accounts of these stories, no matter who’s telling them. Whether you are an economist or a beekeeper, we want to hear from you. […]

    Published: Wednesday, June 11th 2014 04:50 PM

Gabriella Coleman - Interprete (read all posts)

Gabriella Coleman - Interprete

Gabriella Coleman researches the role of new media technologies in sustaining new forms of collaboration and patient activism.

  • Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking

    Although the book has been out for a number of months, available for purchase and download, Coding Freedom finally has a dedicated home on the Interwebz. Based on my graduate research in anthropology and my dissertation, the book takes an up front and close look at various personal, affective, ethical and political dimensions of free [...]

    Published: Thursday, February 21st 2013 01:54 PM
  • Edward Tufte was a phreak

    It has been so very long since I have left a trace here. I guess moving to two new countries (Canada and Quebec), starting a new job, working on Anonymous, and finishing my first book was a bit much. I miss this space, not so much because what I write here is any good. But [...]

    Published: Wednesday, February 6th 2013 06:09 PM

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality (read all posts)

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality

Can convergent digital technologies offer qualitative as well as quantitative means for such a convergence?

  • Occupy Climate Change!

    Occupy climate change! Why? Because the transformations that Occupy seeks in social and economic life are the same as those needed to sustain conditions suitable for human and non-human life on our planet. So the phrase “occupy climate change” is correctly understood to mean “the political economy of sustaining the biosphere and the cultural imaginary.” [...]

    Published: Wednesday, December 21st 2011 05:33 PM
  • The Force of Law #OWS

    For the past few days, Occupy locations have reverberated to the sound of the force of law. I mean this literally. I was awakened at 3.30am on November 15 by the sound of what I think were helicopters above lower Manhattan. The combination of police barricades and the closure of the subways meant that no [...]

    Published: Wednesday, November 16th 2011 09:41 PM