Can Babies Learn to Read? No, Steinhardt Study Finds

Can babies learn to read? While parents use DVDs and other media in an attempt to teach their infants to read, these tools don’t instill reading skills in babies, a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt has found. “While we cannot say with full assurance that infants at this age cannot learn printed words, our […]

At Government Hearing, Jim Kemple of Research Alliance for New York City Schools, Gives Testimony on Educational Research

James Kemple, executive director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, gave testimony in September at a hearing entitled, “Educational Research:  Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen the Institute of Educational Sciences.”  Convened by the House Committee on Education and Workforce, the hearing was chaired by Rep. John Kline. The Institute of Education Sciences gathers […]

Dean Mary Brabeck Speaks to Congressional Staff on Using Evidence-Based Research to Strengthen the Teaching Field

Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the Steinhardt School, served as a panelist on The Education Trust event, Preparing and Advancing Teachers and School Leaders, on November 14, 2013. The panel brought together educational leaders and representatives from the offices of Sen. Landrieu and Rep. Polis for a conversation about strengthening the field of […]

Amy Bentley of Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Develops TED Studies Curriculum on “Sustainable Consumption” for Western Diet

Half of all Americans consider environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to buy a product, according to a survey released this summer by Yale and George Mason universities. But we show greater dedication to a method of food consumption that runs afoul of the best sustainability practices: the Standard American, or Western, Diet. “Westerners […]

Sean Corcoran, Associate Professor of Educational Economics, Takes Part in College Ratings System Symposium

Sean Corcoran, an associate professor of educational economics, took part in a technical symposium to discuss how the Obama administration should develop a federal ratings system for colleges and universities. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education in February, the symposium featured experts on empirical methods for measuring performance, metric development, and state and federal […]

At Senate Hearing, Hirokazu Yoshikawa Testifies on the Benefits of Universal Pre-School

In February, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization ad Education, gave testimony to the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Hearing on supporting children and families through high quality early education.  At the hearing, Yoshikawa, presented research on the benefits of universal pre-school. Among Yoshikawa’s findings: Large-scale […]

L. Trenton Marsh, Doctoral Student, Wins 2014 MLK Oratorical Contest

L. Trenton Marsh, a doctoral student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is the winner of the 2014 MLK Oratorical Contest.  The annual event, sponsored by Steinhardt’s Graduate Student Organization, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King’s Jr. through students’ original speeches. In his speech, “The Courage to Dream,” Marsh used the […]

Shabnam Javdani of Department of Applied Psychology Receives NYU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award

Shabnam Javdani, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology, has been awarded NYU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to faculty members who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Javdani has been described as a professor who inspires, motivates, and empowers her student […]

Steinhardt Discussion “You Are What You Eat,” Philosophically Speaking, to Feature Graham Harman, Robert Valgenti — Feb. 19

For generations, we’ve heard “You are what you eat.” From a nutrition standpoint, the phrase’s meaning is clear—but what about when we trace it back to its philosophical origins? On Wed., Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (411 Lafayette St., 5th Floor [above E. 4th […]