At NYU Steinhardt, Think Tank Focuses on the Needs of English Language Learners

Once a month on a Wednesday afternoon, teachers, educators, academics, and administrators gather in the Department of Teaching and Learning’s Corcoran Room for coffee, soda, chips, and NYU Steinhardt’s English Language Learning (ELL) Think Tank. The ELL Think Tank is one of the ways that the NYU Partnership School Program helps expand the teaching and learning […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt: Sean Corcoran Talks Teachers Union vs. New York City

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 marked the deadline for the city and the New York City teachers union (the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)) to reach an agreement on how to evaluate NYC educators. An agreement was not met. Sean Corcoran, associate professor of educational economics and author of “Can Teachers Be Evaluated by Their Students’ […]

Study by Aronson, Blair, and Protzko Shows Diet, Parental Behavior, and Preschool Can Boost Children’s IQ

Supplementing children’s diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child’s intelligence, according to a new report published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Using a technique called meta-analysis, a […]

NYU Steinhardt Remembers Henry J. Perkinson, Educational Historian and Author

Henry J. Perkinson, professor emeritus of educational history, died on December 10, 2012. He was 82 years old. Perkinson was appointed to NYU’s School of Education in 1962 and retired in 1996.  A professor of education, he grew interested in the ways that media influenced knowledge and shared those interests with students in the school’s […]

Watch the Video: Steinhardt’s Environmental Education Faculty on Life After Sandy

The challenges facing New York City and local communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was the topic of an NYU event in December. “Life After Sandy: Adapting to the New Normal,” was moderated by Howard Schiffman, a visiting associate professor of environmental conservation education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Schiffman was among […]

Jan L. Plass Receives $173,000 Grant to Study How Badges and Trophies Influence Learning

Jan L. Plass, Steinhardt’s Paulette Goddard Professor in Digital Media and Learning Sciences, is the recipient of a $173,000 grant from the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition of the University of California Humanities Research Institute for a project titled, “Good Badges, Evil Badges? An Empirical Inquiry into the Impact of Badge Design on Goal […]

Books from Our Faculty: Susan B. Neuman, Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance

In Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance:  Poverty, Literacy, and the Development of Information Capital (Teachers College Press, 2012), Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, and co-author Donna C. Celana of La Salle University, look at the role literacy can pay in helping low-income students […]

In the News: The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy’s Online Learning Forum

Online learning was the topic of a Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy event in November.  Catharine R. Stimpson, University Professor and Dean Emerita (NYU) and Ann Kirschner, University Dean (Macaulay Honors College, CUNY), took part in Cloud Over the Campus:  MOOCS, On-line Degrees, and other 21st Century Great Expectations, a discussion moderated by Christopher […]

Making the List: Steinhardt Celebrates Its Most Influential Students

The Washington Square News, the official daily student newspaper of NYU, has released its annual list of “Most Influential Students” and four Steinhardt students are among fourteen chosen this year. Visit these links to read the Washington Square News profiles: Staci Barton: the caregiver Steinhardt graduate student Staci Barton works to give the voice to […]