In the Public Schools: Educating Caribbean Creole English Speakers

Shondel Nero, associate professor of teaching and learning, studies second language and second dialect speakers. Her research examines the politics, challenges, and strategies of educating students who speak and write in nonstandard varieties of English, including Caribbean Creole English. “As we move further into the twenty-first century, English is likely to become more diverse,” Nero […]

Steinhardt Nutrition Study Finds Low-Alcohol/Vegetarian Diet Can Reduce Risk of Obesity-Related Cancers

Low alcohol consumption and a plant-based diet, both healthy habits aligning with current cancer prevention guidelines, are associated with reducing the risk of obesity-related cancers, a New York University study shows. The findings appear in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. “Our research aims to clarify associations between diet and physical activity in relation to cancer […]

New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process

A new report from the A-GAMES PROJECT, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback. The overall study is designed to help game designers as they develop educational games, researchers as they frame future […]

Focusing on Executive Functions in Kindergarten Leads to Lasting Academic Improvements, Finds Research by Clancy Blair and C. Cybele Raver

An educational approach focused on the development of children’s executive functions – the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and regulate impulsive behavior – improved academic learning in and beyond kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Because […]

Steinhardt Video Series Showcases Jazz Living Legends

Wayne Shorter, Paul McCandless, and John Scofield are just a few of the towering figures in the world of jazz music who discuss their individual experiences of success, struggle, musicianship and collaboration as part of a first-of-its-kind interview series created by NYU Jazz Studies Director David Schroeder. The first five interviews in the NYU Steinhardt […]

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Early Childhood Education Expert, Testifies at White House Summit

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Steinhardt’s Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, took part in the White House Summit on Early Education on December 10th.  The hearing was chaired by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and hosted by President Obama. Yoshikawa was part of a panel titled, “Public Investment Leadership to Expand Early Education,” […]