Conference on “Our Crisis of Connection” to Explore Our Common Humanity — March 28

The Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) will host “A Day of Reflection on the Roots of Our Crisis of Connection and Strategies for Change.” The conference will bring together leading scholars, artists, scientists, activists, policymakers, and teenagers to discuss the science and practice that underscore our common humanity. The event will […]

Research Alliance Study Simulates Changes to Admissions Criteria for NYC’s Specialized High Schools

New York City’s eighth graders are anxiously waiting to find out which high school they’ll be attending in the fall. Six percent of students will end up at one of the city’s eight specialized high schools, known for their elite academics—and controversy around their lack of diversity. Female and, most starkly, Black and Latino students […]

Beatsville, Musical about Greenwich Village in 1959, Will Have a Workshop at Steinhardt, Mar. 26 – 29

Beatsville, a bebop-inflected musical about the beatnik generation, will be presented by NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, March 26-29. The show features music & lyrics by Wendy Leigh Wilf and book by Glenn Slater. John Simpkins directs. Beatsville takes place in Greenwich Village, 1959—playground of […]

Program in Vocal Performance to Present Cendrillon, Opera Story of Cinderella, April 2 – 5

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance will present Cendrillon, Jules Massenet’s opera of the story of Cinderella, April 2–5, 2015. The libretto is by Herbert Cain, based on Charles Perrault’s 17th-century version of the fairy tale. Dallett Norris is the stage director and Christopher Zemliauskas is the music director. The wicked stepmother, evil stepsisters, fairy godmother, […]

NYU Launches Prison Education Program Backed by Ford Foundation Grant

New York University has launched an initiative to bring college education to incarcerated individuals at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in New York State’s Ulster County. Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, NYU’s Prison Education Program (PEP) offers credit-bearing, university courses that will enable students to earn an Associate of […]

Study Finds A Summer Entrepreneurship Program Has Far-Reaching Benefits for Teens

New York University researchers evaluated the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) 2014 summer entrepreneurship programs, designed to introduce teenage students to the concepts of entrepreneurship while developing their academic and life skills. “Summer learning loss is a significant problem for students who aren’t engaged during summer vacation. However, summer programs are a way to help students […]

NYU Steinhardt and University of Michigan Study Finds Difference Between Games for Learning and Video Games

A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum. The report, released today by the A-GAMES Project of New York University and the University of Michigan, is unique […]