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Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • New York Budget Deal: More Education Details Emerge

    Sorry to bombard you with emails about the budget deal but this is a big deal. Cuomo didn’t get everything he wanted–such as more charters (he may get that later) and tax credits for private and religious schools (aka vouchers), but he seems to have won some victories in his battle to grind teachers’ faces […]

    Published: Monday, March 30th 2015 12:28 AM
  • New York Budget Deal: Some Details

    The Wall Street Journal reports on some details of New York’s just concluded budget deal:     The centerpiece of the budget, an ethics overhaul, will require state lawmakers to disclose sources of outside income exceeding $1,000 a year, as well as the services they perform to receive it. And it will force those who work […]

    Published: Sunday, March 29th 2015 11:59 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

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

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

  • Alumni Updates

    Alum Christina Kosyla (MA ’11) has been hard at work assisting her second grade drama classes with their audio recording debuts! Her 28 second graders at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, NJ, have been working on crafting clear enunciation, … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, March 27th 2015 10:05 PM
  • Open Culture in the Asian Century

    This summer, the 8th International Drama in Education Research Institute will convene in Singapore. International leaders, scholars, and students will meet for workshops, panels, paper presentations, and fellowship to re-imagine drama education. One of the panels will feature three scholars … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, March 27th 2015 09:41 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

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.

  • Weekend reading: Fruits of Eden

    Amanda Harris.  Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters.  University Press of Florida, 2015. I blurbed this one: If you have ever wondered how navel oranges, figs, avocados, dates, and other such foods came to be grown in America, here’s the answer: plant explorers.  Amanda Harris tells the stories of adventurers sent out […]

    Published: Friday, March 27th 2015 09:31 AM
  • Is breakfast necessary?

    With apologies for how silly this question might sound, Whitney Kimball of Hopes&Fears asked, “Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?” Here’s what I told her: The question isn’t silly at all, although I always laugh when I hear it. That is because I am publicly outed as not a breakfast eater—at least […]

    Published: Thursday, March 26th 2015 07:51 AM

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

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

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka

    March 27th, 2015 SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka - 3:30 PM Guest Speaker: Miya Masaoka Miya Masaoka will be presenting past works and current works-in-progress on various electro acoustic devices, including lasers, string instruments and computer. Location: 35 W. 4th St, 6th Floor Conference … Continue reading

    Published: Tuesday, March 24th 2015 09:55 PM
  • Swagg R’Celious Teams Up with Dawn Richard to Hit Top Charts

    Swag R’Celious Teamed up with Artist Dawn Richard to put out an album titled BlackHeart that has reached top charts. It hit #1 album on iTunes Electronic Charts, and #19 on the Hot 200 Charts. R’Celious produced one of the … Continue reading

    Published: Tuesday, January 20th 2015 06:45 PM

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post

Lisa Young discusses nutrition education and public policy

  • 10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

    While we know that sugary drinks such as soda and sugar-sweetened cereals such as Fruit Loops are a main culprit of added sugar, it is often surprising to people when they hear that sugar is also lurking in breads and salad dressings. So what can we eat without too much added sugar?

    Published: Thursday, March 19th 2015 11:11 AM
  • Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

    The report by the committee eased certain restrictions (those for cholesterol, total fat, and coffee) and stressed limits for other restrictions (such as those for added sugar and saturated fat).

    Published: Thursday, February 26th 2015 11:55 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 education, accountability, and responsibility? Words matter

    If we don’t think about it much, there’s nothing wrong with being held “accountable” for what we do as music educators. But what happens when we think carefully about the meanings and implications of the word “accountable”? When music educators have a moment to think about it—while being pressured by Common Core Standards to spend […]

    The post Music education, accountability, and responsibility? Words matter appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Saturday, March 14th 2015 04:00 PM
  • Your brain on music

    Neurologist Oliver Sacks stated the following in 2009. It is worth repeating. “… our exposure to different types of music, and hence our musical literacy, has certainly expanded, but perhaps at a cost. As Daniel Levitin has pointed out, passive listening has largely replaced active music-making. Now that we can listen to anything we like on our […]

    The post Your brain on music appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Saturday, March 14th 2015 09:31 AM

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

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 Spotlight: Sarah Segner

    Where are you from? Cherry Hill, NJ What is your background in music? I began studying the violin at seven and it pretty much took over my life by high school. I also studied piano, mandolin, and guitar, and was … Continue reading

    Published: Wednesday, March 11th 2015 06:29 PM
  • Senior Spotlight: Kevin Johnson

    Where are you from? I am from Carmel, NY in Putnam County. It’s about 50 miles north of the city. I’ve lived in New York my whole life! What is your background in music? I grew up in a family … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, February 20th 2015 04:42 PM

David Darts - Art and Art Professions (read all posts)

David Darts - Art and Art Professions

David Darts researches convergence between contemporary art and media, technology, education and democracy.

  • Nomads

    I taught a course this Fall at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus called Nomads which asked the question: What can the unique human ecology and worldview that emerges from mobile ways of life teach us about human ingenuity and culture? This course used the lenses of philosophy, art, and design to examine the history, influence, and […]

    Published: Tuesday, February 17th 2015 01:21 PM
  • PirateBox Camp 2014

    PirateBox Camp 2014 took place at La Coroutine in Lille, France July 12-13. The Camp brought together over 25 developers, hackers, and artists for a weekend of hacking, teaching, and vegan food eating. Check out the full set of Camp pics here.

    Published: Saturday, October 25th 2014 05:24 AM

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

  • What's Missing From the 'Inclusive Capitalism' Conversation

    If Edsall and others are seriously concerned about reducing inequality and pursuing "inclusive capitalism" then they must also recognize that market-based reforms in education are reinforcing inequality rather than ameliorating it.

    Published: Monday, January 26th 2015 01:41 PM
  • On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading

    The new Common Core era has generated great insecurity, largely because some states, such as New York, implemented the new assessments before rolling out new curricula designed to match the rigorous exams. There is no single recipe for how to do all that is vital, but there are key ingredients.

    Published: Monday, September 9th 2013 06:01 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 02:51 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: Sunday, December 23rd 2012 08:01 PM

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com (read all posts)

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com

Charlton McIlwain discusses the politics of race, media and other topics

  • Criminal Blackness

    Last week I was invited to speak at an excellent conference produced by the Academy Program, Jewish Museum of Berlin. The conference focused on global issues of media, minorities and migration. My talk focused on representations of blacks in crime in news media reporting from 1990 to the present. Additionally, I looked at the way […]

    Published: Saturday, December 6th 2014 11:48 AM
  • Black Movement, Black Publics, Black Discourse

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    Published: Wednesday, March 25th 2015 04:30 PM

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

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • SUMMER OF 2014

    This poem is a response to the fatal and tragic circumstances surrounding the malicious murders of several Black males in the summer of 2014 (and prior). It is eulogy to innocence loss, premature departures, and the disappearance of hope, which seems suddenly obscured by a dark veil of nihilism blanketing this “time past race.”    * * * The night was long— […]

    Published: Thursday, October 30th 2014 07:48 PM
  • If We Must Die: An Open Eulogy for Trayvon (and for Justice)

    * * * Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back! —Claude McKay* For four hundreds years, across the deep straits of wading waters, through the interrupted tides of justice, far from the humble shores of equity, in the base pits of subjugation, we have endured. In […]

    Published: Friday, July 19th 2013 02:15 PM

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post

Perry Halkitis examines the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health.

  • The Disease That Defined My Generation

    For those of us who came or were coming of age during the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, our experiences were shaped by this epidemic that was devastating our country and taking countless lives.

    Published: Thursday, September 25th 2014 03:06 PM
  • Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

    I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.

    Published: Tuesday, January 21st 2014 03:59 PM

Carolyn Dimitri - sustainable food economics (read all posts)

Carolyn Dimitri - sustainable food economics

An economist's thoughts about bringing sustainability into the food system

  • new research on food access

    I just had a new paper published in Food Policy. I tend not to talk about my publications since I am usually tired of my research once it is published. That said, I am pretty excited about this paper, as it shows that a portion of low-income consumers, after receiving double-value vouchers will increase their […]

    Published: Tuesday, July 29th 2014 02:50 PM
  • farm to fork greenwashing

    I read a (sadly) funny article by the consulting firm L.E.K.: “Fresh-Food Nation: The Economic Promise of the ‘Farm-to-Form’ Strategy.” This is a strategy for increasing profits of food stores through using the farm to fork concept, even though, as they say right off the bat “Farm-to-fork principles do not fit naturally within major food […]

    Published: Thursday, July 24th 2014 06:23 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 12:50 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

  • Why Are Boys So Violent?

    The deep secrets of boys and men, according to the research, is that they have the same desire for connection and close friendships as girls and women and that many of our cultural norms of masculinity are hurting rather than helping boys find what they need and want.

    Published: Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 11:53 AM
  • Penn State and the Crisis of Masculinity

    It's time we understand that being human and being a man should be one and the same; that the reason why we have survived for so long as a species is because we, men and women, care about others and respond when others are in danger and need our help.

    Published: Monday, November 14th 2011 08:57 AM

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 08:54 AM
  • 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 01:09 PM

Joe Salvatore - Musings on creativity, art, and culture (read all posts)

Joe Salvatore - Musings on creativity, art, and culture

Posts on topics ranging from the creative process NYC performances to current events.

  • Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012

    So this is my video from Hurricane Sandy.  I went exploring this morning along the route where I run in the morning, along the East River.  This was at the morning’s high tide mark, so things were not great.  The storm itself was still quite a ways off. I’m writing this around 6:45pm that evening, [...]

    Published: Monday, October 29th 2012 06:44 PM
  • Thanks, Jennifer Livingston, for paying attention

    Take a look at this news reporter’s response to a man who emailed her saying that her obesity sets a bad example for young girls.  She makes some very eloquent statements about how bullying is a learned behavior. Thanks, Jennifer Livingston for a gutsy, controlled call to arms in this battle against social combat.  Thanks [...]

    Published: Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 08:16 AM

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 12:33 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 04:41 PM