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Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • Texas: Special Session Ended, No Vouchers!

    The governor of Texas called a special session of the legislature, with two goals: 1. To enact a voucher program, despite recent studies agreeing that state voucher programs have negative results. 2. To pass a bill requiring transgender people to use the bathroom aligned with the gender on their birth certificate, which was overwhelmingly condemned […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 16th 2017 06:00 PM
  • A Mother in Douglas County, CO: The Damage Done by “Reformers” to Our Public Schools

    The following comment was posted on the blog in response to this post about the coming school board elections in Douglas County, Colorado. There, in the most affluent county in the state, corporate reformers swamped the previous school board elections with money and propaganda and elected a majority committed to privatization. Many of the district’s […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 16th 2017 05:00 PM

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

  • Steinhardt Study Finds Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills

    Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Applied Developmental Science, […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 16th 2017 03:20 PM
  • Speech Therapy? There’s an App for That

    Have you heard a child say “wabbit” instead of “rabbit”? Mispronouncing the “r” sound is among the most common speech errors, and is the most challenging to correct in speech therapy. For other sounds – such as “t” or “p” – speech pathologists can give clear verbal, visual, or tactile cues to help children understand […]

    Published: Tuesday, August 15th 2017 01:42 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.

  • Sugar industry: here’s what we think about advice to eat less sugar

    I am a faithful subscriber to Jerry Hagstrom’s Hagstrom Report on issues having to do with agriculture.  He attended the International Sweetener Symposium in San Diego and took notes.  If you want to know how the sugar industry is dealing with the “eat less sugar” message, here are some hints (wish I’d been there): From […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 16th 2017 01:24 PM
  • Agroecology: it’s the hot issue in agriculture, but what does it mean?

    If you are like me, you may have trouble understanding what this term means, but it’s the hot new word in alternative agriculture. Farms of the Future says agroecology is the only way forward.  It is collecting signatures on a petition to make agricultural production practices tore ecological. But what does that mean, exactly? The Wikipedia […]

    Published: Tuesday, August 15th 2017 01:35 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

  • Tara McAllister Develops App for Speech Therapy

    Mispronouncing the “r” sound is among the most common speech errors, and is the most challenging to correct in speech therapy. For other sounds – such as “t” or “p” – speech pathologists can give clear verbal, visual, or tactile cues to help children understand how the sound is created, but “r” is difficult to […]

    Published: Tuesday, August 15th 2017 09:45 PM
  • Dysphagia Research in the News

    This spring, Erin Embry, clinical assistant professor and Sonja Molfenter, assistant professor, were both quoted in articles sharing how to cook for a loved one of any age who has dysphagia, a common swallowing disorder. Ms. Embry teaches a class during the January term with Lisa Sasson of Steinhardt’s Nutrition and Food Studies Department bringing together […]

    Published: Friday, July 7th 2017 04:54 PM

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

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

  • Graduate Admissions Tour Guide – Apply Today!

    Published: Friday, August 11th 2017 02:46 PM
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University

    The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 2nd 2017 06:50 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

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.

  • Teaching Composing in the Classroom

    My own composing efforts began during my middle-school band classes in the early 1960s. Along with many other youngsters, I was given classes with a young composer named R. Murray Schafer, who documented our experiences and conversations in The composer in the classroom (1965). Here is a follow-up documentary of a similar program that Schafer […]

    The post Teaching Composing in the Classroom appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Sunday, June 18th 2017 06:41 PM
  • Musical Identities

    Many kind thanks to Raymond MacDonald, David J. Hargreaves, and Dorothy Miell for including us in your recent volume, Handbook of Musical Identities. There, we argue that explanations of why and how music making and listening contribute to many kinds of identity formation—including musical, personal, social, cultural, gendered, and ethical identity development—should begin with a concept of […]

    The post Musical Identities appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 06:55 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

  • Announcing ArtsPraxis Volume 4 Issue 1

    ArtsPraxis Volume 4 Issue  1 has been published. I am proud to present this new issue of ArtsPraxis, featuring articles in response to the guiding questions and themes established for the NYU Forum on Educational Theatre in April 2016, which included applied theatre, drama in education, and theatre for young audiences. As a number of authors submitted […]

    Published: Thursday, May 18th 2017 03:02 PM
  • NYU Educational Theatre Presents 2017 Swortzell Innovator Awards to Laurie Brooks and Johnny Saldaña

    NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre has named Laurie Brooks and Johnny Saldaña the recipients of the 2017 Swortzell Innovator Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions and sustained service to the field of educational theatre. Laurie Brooks and Johnny Saldaña are the winners of the 2017 Swortzell Innovator Award The Swortzell Innovator Awards were established in […]

    Published: Saturday, April 22nd 2017 05:05 PM

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

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

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • 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
  • IN THE END, LOVE WILL WIN, BUT WE WILL NEED AN EDUCATION FIRST

    On November 17, 1999, a Michigan jury found, then-13 year-old Nathaniel Abraham guilty of second-degree murder for a killing committed when Abraham was 11. At the time, the young African-American boy was believed to be the youngest American ever charged and convicted of murder as an adult. Abraham’s story reflects the heightening, yet longstanding, public […]

    Published: Sunday, July 24th 2016 03:40 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • Gear Spotlight: LEAP Motion Controller & GECO

    LEAP Motion is an American company determined to create a more fluid interaction between users and their computers. Launched in 2012, the company has launched a few iterations of their ultracompact sensors, and we’ve got a few of them here in the Music Tech program! The LEAP Motion sensor has two cameras and three infrared […]

    Published: Tuesday, December 27th 2016 09:11 PM
  • Steinhardt in College Magazine’s Top 10 Schools for Music Technology

    After winding down another semester and a great year in the program, we’re elated to have been included in College Magazine’s top 10 schools for music technology! It’s great to see the incredible internship work of our currents students and the accolades of our alumni being recognized in the top five schools on this list. […]

    Published: Monday, December 26th 2016 01:00 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