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The Office of Research at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development promotes the tenets of research and supports the faculty with the foundations and tools critical to engage in scholarly activities which broaden the understanding of the world around us and which seek to improve the human condition.

Research @ NYU Steinhardt

  • Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills
    Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. Young people growing up in urban, low-income communities spend significant time in publicly funded afterschool programs. Unlike schools, which grow increasingly segregated and involve more individual instruction as children grow older, afterschool programs are spaces […] (Read Story)
  • NYU Steinhardt Receives Spencer Foundation Grant to Address Societal Divisions in NYC Middle Schools
    The Spencer Foundation has awarded a team of scholars at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development a grant for more than $940,000 to implement and evaluate The Listening Project. The Listening Project is designed to address increasing societal divisions through semi-structured interview training with teachers and students in six middle schools […] (Read Story)
  • How Student Strengths Can Help Close the Autism Employment Gap
    Twelve years ago, Stephen Shore was visiting Urakawa, a small town in Japan, where he met the mother of a teenage boy with autism. The boy had limited verbal skills, and his mother was worried about what kind of work he might find as an adult. Shore, an adjunct professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Occupational […] (Read Story)
  • Separate But Unequal: NYU Metro Center Report Examines Segregation in NYC Schools
    A new report by the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University (NYU Metro Center) explores patterns of segregation in New York City public schools and finds a link between increased school diversity and modest academic benefits. The report compares student outcomes in New York City’s most […] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Study Finds Attending a Middle vs. a K-8 School Matters for Student Outcomes
    Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence, evaluates the effect of attending a public middle or junior high school versus a K-8 school on […] (Read Story)
  • Teachers Report Weaker Relationships with Students of Color, Children of Immigrants
    The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new NYU Steinhardt study finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color. “Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could most […] (Read Story)
  • New App Helps New York City Students Navigate High School Admissions
    Choosing a high school in New York City can be a daunting task, with more than 700 programs to choose from in 400-plus schools throughout the five boroughs. Now, a new app helps students and families simplify their search by focusing the choice process on a personalized list of 20 best-fit schools. The NYC High […] (Read Story)
  • Foundations: A Remedy, With Shortcomings, to the Journalism Crisis
    Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published online in the journal Journalism, describes both the possibilities and limits […] (Read Story)