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CONNECT Lab Projects

Current Projects

Strengthening the Architecture for High Quality Universal Pre-K

Since 2014, senior leaders in education research and practice at both New York University and the NYC Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Education (DOE-DECE) have fostered a research-practice partnership to support roll out of universal pre-kindergarten through Pre-K For All improving the quality of its programming. The purpose of this partnership is to provide quantitative and capacity-building solutions to educational problems faced by the DOE-DECE.

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Transitions

The Transitions lab uses a national dataset and rigorous methods to understand the trajectories, experiences, and outcomes for students who attend schools of varied grade spans in the middle grades (e.g., k-8 schools, middle schools, junior high schools).

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ACROSS

ACROSS is a research-practice partnership (RPP) between researchers at the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and a cross-unit team at Good Shepherd Services.

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INSIGHTS Follow-Up Study

The current project is a follow-up of the INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament study (2008-2012). This project was led by faculty members in the departments of Applied Psychology and Teaching & Learning at New York University.

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Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Project Overview

The PEERS lab describes the network of peer relationships in low-income, urban, elementary school classrooms, including the role of individual students and teaching practices in the classroom social network.

Selected Publications

Project Overview

Links to Learning (L2L) is a randomized trial of a mental health model focused on predictors of learning in urban schools. L2L activates existing school and community resources to provide school- and home-based services to the teachers and families of children with disruptive behavior disorders. The aim is to strengthen classroom and home learning contexts, and improve student behavioral and academic outcomes.

Selected Publications

Project Overview

This project represents the first known intervention trial to target the prevention of social aggression and the promotion of prosocial leadership among fifth grade girls.

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