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 […]

On Movie Night, Undergraduate Applied Psychology Students Discuss “My Depression”

Elizabeth Swados was an NYU professor whose dark, unconventional musicals earned her respect and acclaim in theatre circles.  Her documentary, “My Depression,” dove deep into the artist’s lifelong struggles with mental health and was the topic of a special movie screening for Department of Applied Psychology students on October 19th. The event was hosted by Amanda Holda, […]

On World Mental Health Day, Nisha Sajnani and Her Students Advocate for Drama Therapy at the United Nations

“Theatre helps us to see the world through another’s eyes,” says, Nisha Sajnani, director of Steinhardt’s program in drama therapy. “Trans-disciplinary and action-oriented practices like drama therapy offer us ways of promoting empathy by challenging stigma and teaching us to navigate conflict and imagine change.” Sajnani brought this message to the United Nations NGO Committee on […]

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 […]

‘Hear Them Roar:’ Questions for Nan Smithner on Women’s Rights and Environmental Theatre

Hear Them Roar:  The Fight for Women’s Rights is an environmental theatre production directed by Nan Smithner, clinical associate professor of educational theatre.  The play begins in Steinhardt’s Black Box Theatre, then takes the audience into the streets of Washington Square to experience the women’s rightsmovement firsthand.  We spoke to Smither about the evolution of […]

Ed Theatre Play in Washington Square Park, Storytelling Event Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre will stage two events this month to celebrate the women of New York State winning the right to vote a century ago, exploring the historical context through the individuals who fought for the cause. A newly created play entitled Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights investigates the […]

NYU Steinhardt’s Edtech Accelerator Powered by StartEd Partners with Rethink Education to Invest in Early Stage Startups

NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator powered by StartEd is teaming up with Rethink Education, an education-focused venture firm based in White Plains, NY, to fund startups that were accepted into the 2017 program, announced today. The three-month, mentor-led immersive held on NYU’s campus is dedicated to attracting and developing an army of edtech entrepreneurs to solve the world’s […]

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 […]

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 […]