Inside Books: Building a New Educational State by Joan Malczewski

Building a New Educational State Joan Malczewski, Associate Professor of History and Social Studies In her new book, Building a New Educational State (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Malczewski explores the transformation of black education in North Carolina and Mississippi during the Jim Crow era. Drawing on extensive archival research, Malczewski shows the work behind the […]

Study Finds Play and Cognitive Skills in Kindergarten Predict Civic Engagement in Later Life

Cognitive skills and experiences like classroom-based play in kindergarten lead to participation in extracurricular activities in 8th grade among children growing up in poverty, finds a new study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in Applied Developmental Science, look at extracurricular activities as precursors to civic engagement, […]

Books from our Faculty: Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? Do artistic endeavors have distinctive potentials for nurturing artistic citizenship?  What do socio-cultural, political, and environmental engagements offer people worldwide? In  Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, David Elliott, a professor of music and music education at NYU Steinhardt, and co-authors Marissa Silverman […]

Thought Leaders and Innovators Meet at NYU for NY EdTech Week

NYU was the meeting place for NY EdTech Week, a global education innovation festival celebrating educational entrepreneurship.  Hosted by NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Inc., the conference brought together technology and education thought leaders for discussion and debate on issues ranging from early literacy to corporate learning to making higher education accessible to minority students. The conference […]

Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory […]

Four Grammy Award Nominations for NYU Steinhardt Faculty

Three faculty members from the Jazz Studies program in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at NYU’s Steinhardt School received a total of four 2017 Grammy Award nominations, announced today by the Recording Academy. John Scofield received two nominations, one for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for his album Country For Old Men and […]

Dana Burde Wins Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Dana Burde, associate professor of international education, has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Burde’s award is her 2014 book “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan” (Columbia […]