Research Alliance Study Finds Links Between School Climate, Teacher Turnover, and Student Achievement

Teacher turnover decreased and academic achievement increased in New York City middle schools that improved their learning environment, finds a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU. “In recent years, researchers and policymakers have focused much of their attention on measuring and improving teacher effectiveness. However, teachers do not […]

Vocal Performance To Stage Legendary Labor Musical ‘Pins and Needles,’ March 24-27

Coinciding with the 105th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance today announced it will present a “revival and restoration” of the 1937 musical Pins and Needles, the only hit Broadway musical ever to be produced by a non-theatrical labor union.   The show, which runs March 24-27 at the Provincetown Playhouse, features […]

Study Finds College Can Cultivate Innovative Entrepreneurial Intentions

Innovative entrepreneurial intentions – or the aim to create new products and bring them to market, rather than replicating existing products – are boosted by college experiences, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The multi-country study, published in The Journal of Higher Education, suggests that beyond personality, family […]

No Dramatic Shifts in BMI for Overweight Girls a Year After Receiving Fitness Assessment

Teens being classified as overweight in school fitness reports does not appear to have any impact on short-term changes in body mass index, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Columbia University. The […]

Science Curriculum Tailored to English Language Learners Boosts Student Achievement

In a large-scale study involving more than 6,000 fifth graders, an innovative science curriculum was found to have a positive impact on science learning for students with different levels of English proficiency. The study, led by NYU Steinhardt and published in the American Educational Research Journal, evaluated the effects of Promoting Science Among English Language […]

Beyond the Hashtags: Report Coauthored by Charlton McIlwain Examines #BlackLivesMatter

In 2014, a dedicated activity movement—Black Lives Matter—ignited an urgent national conversation about police killings of unarmed Black citizens. Online tools have been credited as critical in this effort, but researchers are only beginning to evaluate this claim. A new research report—coauthored by Deen Freelon of American University, Charlton McIlwain of NYU Steinhardt, and Meredith D. Clark of […]

Books from our Faculty: Petty: The Biography

Petty: The Biography By Warren Zanes Henry Holt and Company, 2015 Steinhardt adjunct professor of music Warren Zanes has generated the first comprehensive biography of one of the nation’s most influential and prolific, yet private, rock stars. Himself a musician, Zanes’s personal history playing with Petty and their ensuing decades-long friendship gives his account an intimacy and […]