Institute for Education and Social Policy Awarded NSF Grant to Research Teacher Education in Earth Science

NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research teacher preparation in earthscience. It is part of a $2.8 million grant awarded to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Under the grant, “An Innovative Approach to Earth Science Teacher Preparation: Uniting Science, Informal Science […]

Steinhardt Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Improve Teacher Preparation and Retention in the Sciences

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning has received a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the New York State Education Department to fund a pilot program aimed at improving teacher preparation and retention in the sciences.Pamela Fraser-Abder, associate professor of science education, is the project’s principal investigator. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of […]

Odds for Detecting HIV Varies By Method, New Study Finds

The odds for effectively detecting HIV in African-American men vary by method, researchers have found. The study, which appears in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, suggests that HIV-prevention efforts must be multi-faceted, taking into account differences in within this demographic. The study was done by researchers at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human […]

NYU Steinhardt Remembers Nancy Swortzell, A Founder of Steinhardt’s Educational Theatre Program

NYU Steinhardt mourns the death of Nancy Swortzell (1931-2011), associate professor and a co-founder of the educational theatre program , who died at her home in Greenwich Village on July 30th, after a long illness. In a recent e-mail to the Steinhardt community, Philip Taylor, associate professor of educational theatre, paid tribute to Professor Swortzell. […]

Basu Sci-Ed Fellows Convene at Steinhardt for Yearly Workshop

A workshop sponsored by the Jhumki Basu Foundationwas held in July at NYU Steinhardt for New York area science teachers selected as 2011 Sci-Ed Fellows. The focus of the weeklong professional development program was an introduction to the late Dr. Basu’s Democratic Science Teaching Framework (DSF), which emphasizes student voice, transformational authority, and science literacy, […]

Research Grant Awarded to Institute of Education and Social Policy to Study Academic Performance by Children Exposed to Violent Crime

The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded $300,000 to support research at NYU’s Institute of Education and Social Policy on the effect that exposure to violent crime has on children’s academic performance. Work on this 2011-2013 study, which is entitled “Crime, Context, and Academic Performance,” will be led by Amy Ellen Schwartz and Patrick Sharkey. […]