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. […]

The War on Poverty: Steinhardt Faculty Study Conditional Cash Transfers in the US

Despite declaring war on poverty in the 1960s, the United States has one of the highest poverty rates among industrialized countries. In 2009, one in five children lived in poverty. Research shows the negative effects of poverty, especially on children’s health, learning, and development. Lawrence Aber, Steinhardt’s distinguished professor of applied psychology and public policy, […]