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CONNECT Lab Projects

Current Projects

Strengthening the Architecture for High Quality Universal Pre-K

An overview of the Strengthening the Architecture for High Quality Universal Pre-K (NYU UPK) project

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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. Goals are to produce shared knowledge, strengthen best practices, and build evaluation capacity in diverse out-of-school settings.

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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


FRIENDS: Friendship in Racially Integrated and Ethnically Diverse Schools

Project Overview

The FRIENDS project investigates the child and classroom factors that influence the development of cross-race and same-race friendships at the transition to adolescence.

Selected Publications

BRIDGE: Bridging Education and Mental Health in Urban Schools

Project Overview

BRIDGE involves a randomized intervention trial in urban elementary schools that leverages school mental health resources to improve classroom interactions and academic engagement for children with and without disruptive behaviors.

Selected Publications

Completed Projects


PEERS: Teaching Practices and Peer Networks in Urban Schools

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

L2L: Links to Learning

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

Prevention of Social Aggression among Girls

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.

Selected Publication