Research Alliance for New York City Schools Commissioned to Evaluate Success of iMentor Program

  Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college? That is the question the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within NYU Steinhardt, hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of iMentor’s college-readiness program, a school-based mentoring program that pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated mentors. iMentor […]

NYU Steinhardt Wins Frank B. Murray Award for Innovation and Excellence in Self-Assessment of School’s Teacher Education Program

The NYU Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development is the 2013 recipient of the Frank B. Murray Award for Innovation and Excellence in Program Self-Study. Bestowed by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the award recognizes a program’s evidence of quality that makes it worthy of accreditation. The Murray Award is awarded to an educator […]

Research Alliance Says NYC Middle School Teacher Turnover is a Systemic Issue

“Strengthening middle schools has taken on increased urgency, and the stability of the middle school teaching force has the potential to facilitate or complicate improvement efforts,” said James Kemple, executive director of the Research Alliance. “Our findings point to a real exodus of teachers from the middle grades. Within individual schools, it is likely that […]

Peter Halpin and Michael Kieffer Receive Grant to Study Teacher Effectiveness

Assistant Professor Peter Halpin (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Associate Professor Michael J. Kieffer (Teaching and Learning) have received a MET Early Career Research Grant from The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the National Academy of Education.  The grant provides researchers $25,000 and access to Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database, […]

A Gift from Steinhardt Alumna Jane Wallerstein (M.A. ’71) Helps Children Learn about the Natural World

This spring, New York City’s public school children will have a chance to study the city’s blossoming flora and fauna as NYU Steinhardt launches the Jane Wallerstein Children & Nature Program. The program, established by a $250,000 gift from the Johanette Wallerstein Institute, is named for Steinhardt alumna Jane Wallerstein (M.A. ’71). The interdisciplinary project provides […]

Doctors Learn About Nutrition and Cooking in New Steinhardt/Med School Collaborative Course

Cook Healthy, Eat Fresh (CHEF) is a new course co-facilitated by Rob Caldwell, M.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center) and Lisa Sasson, clinical associate professor of nutrition and food studies at NYU Steinhardt. Graduate students from the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health lead classroom sessions that give medical students an overview of the science and […]

Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grant Supports Gabriel Alegría’s Ciudad De Los Reyes Album

‘Ciudad De Los Reyes,’ a new album by Gabriel Alegría, music assistant professor of jazz, and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet, was released to critical acclaim in February.  Alegría, who describes his sound as one that combines the common African roots found in American jazz music and Afro-Peruvian music from the coast of Peru, is among the […]

CRISP Offers Aspiring Science Teachers Immersion, Education, and a Path to the Classroom

Steinhart’s Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP) is a one-year teacher residency program that prepares career changers and college graduates to become science teachers in urban public schools.  The curriculum immerses aspiring teachers in the science classroom and integrates theory, practice, and science content into daily teaching and learning experiences, while working toward a master’s […]

Empowering Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is the Goal of Newly Launched “Keeping it Real” Project

“If we are going to keep it real about autism, we must have autistic individuals take the lead in educating others about their experience,” said Kristie Patten Koenig, NYU Steinhardt assistant professor of occupational therapy and project director of the “Keeping it Real” campaign. “Additionally, we have to partner with advocates to encourage a strength-based […]

Math Anxiety is the Focus of a Study by Rose Vukovic of Department of Teaching and Learning

124 + 329 = tummy ache. According to a recent study by Rose Vukovic, NYU Steinhardt professor of teaching and learning, math gives some New York City students stomach aches, headaches, and a quickened heartbeat. In short, math makes these children anxious. “Math anxiety hasn’t really been looked at in children in early elementary grades,” said […]