The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality

Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the November issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict what research has shown among adults, […]

Led by Steinhardt’s Juan Bello, NYU Launches Research Initiative to Combat NYC Noise Pollution

Taking aim at New Yorkers’ biggest civic complaint – noise – a team of scientists from NYU, working with collaborators at Ohio State University, have launched a first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond. The project – which involves large-scale noise monitoring – leverages the latest in […]

Augmented Reality Contributes to Museum Learning

Augmented reality is an emerging technology with the potential to transform learning – including in museum exhibits having to do with human health. “By digitally adding or removing information from the physical world, augmented reality creates a sense that real and virtual objects coexist, and can enhance people’s interactions both with each other and with […]

Researchers Develop a Method to Shorten Patient Reported Outcome Assessment

An international group of researchers have developed a novel approach to improving how patient reported outcomes – which assess health based on the patient’s perspective – are measured, without having them answer a dozen unnecessary questions. The study, published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, created an abbreviated form of the Cochin Hand Function […]

Drama Therapy Performance Tackles Terror, Nov. 10-13

Amidst the nation’s fixation with the threat of socio-political terrorism, the NYU Steinhardt Program in Drama Therapy will present Behind the Door: Terror as Performance, an arts-based drama therapy research project examining both public and private terrorism and how the two compare. The shows, running November 10-13, 2016 at the Provincetown Playhouse, will be comprised […]

Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for NYC Schools Selected to Evaluate Computer Science for All

Computer Science for All (CS4All) is a 10-year, $81 million public-private partnership between the City of New York and the private sector, designed to bring computer science education to every student in New York City public schools. The CS4All Founders Committee—which includes representatives from the New York City Department of Education, City Hall, the Fund […]

Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls’ Math Skills

Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new analysis led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research […]