Celebrating the Life of Science at the S. Jhumki Basu STEME Education and Research Center

In Feburary, the Steinhardt School celebrated the opening of the S. Jhumki Basu STEME Education and Research Center with a ribbon-cuttng ceremony and science expo.  The S. Jhumki Basu STEME Education and Research Center is a 6,000 square foot technology-rich environment that serves as a classroom, research laboratory, and collaborative space for STEME educators at all phases of […]

Testing, Measurement, and Educational Policy Is Topic of Steinhardt’s Education Policy Breakfast

Steinhardt’s February 2014 Education Policy Breakfast session, “The Benefits of Testing… and Its Consequences,” brought together members of the education community for a conversation on testing and teacher assessment. Howard Wainer, distinguished research scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners, and former principal research scientist at the Educational Testing Service, and George Noell, a professor of psychology at […]

High School Seniors’ Marijuana Use Expected to Increase with Legalization, Study by NYU Researchers Finds

Researchers found that 10 percent of non-lifetime marijuana users surveyed reported that they would try marijuana if legal National support for marijuana (“cannabis“) legalization is increasing in the United States (US). Recreational use was recently legalized in the states of Colorado and Washington; other states across the country are expected to follow suit. To date, […]

From NYU Stories: Steinhardt Media Students Get Inside Scoop on The Wire

“I’m not an academic, I’m not a sociologist,” said Bill Zorzi, by way of introducing himself, one recent evening, to a roomful of Steinhardt media, culture, and communication students studying the HBO series The Wire. “I’m just an old newspaper man.” Zorzi, a longtime Baltimore Sun political reporter and friend of The Wire showrunner David Simon, wrote for the […]

At NYU Steinhardt, A Global Program for Leaders in Visual Arts Management

Steinhardt’s International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM) is a professional development program and partnership between NYU Steinhardt (New York University), the Deusto Business School (Deusto University) in Bilbao, and the Guggenheim Bilbao. In February, students hailing from countries as diverse as Mexico, Australia, and Kuwaiti came to New York City for a week of […]

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 […]