Dana Burde Argues for Community-Based Schools in Afghanistan, in NY Times Op-Ed

Dana Burde, assistant professor of international education in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, argues for “schooling without schools” in Afghanistan: de-emphasizing expensive new schools (like those in Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea”) in favor of more cost-effective community-based schools housed in mosques or village homes. In a recent Op-Ed in the New […]

Martin Simon Receives $2 Million NSF Grant

Martin Simon, professor of mathematics education, has been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research on students’ concept development and the design of an innovative approach to teaching rational number (e.g., fractions, ratio) in elementary schools. Simon’s co-investigators on the Measurement Approach to Rational Number (MARN) Project are Barbara […]

New York City High School Students Back to School at NYU

On September 7th, a group  of New York City public high school students began the official start of the school year at NYU. As participants in NYU’s College Preview program, the students attend classes with NYU college students and receive high school credit. Art History, Cinema and Literature, Computers and Society, and Developmental Psychology Across the […]

Enver Yucel, Board President of Turkey’s Bahcesehir University, Joins Steinhardt Dean’s Council

Enver Yucel, board president of Turkey’s Bahcesehir Univesity, will join the Steinhardt School’s Dean’s Council of advisors. A successful educational entrepreneur, Yucel founded Bahcesehir Ugur Educational Institutions in 1974, which today includes Bahcesehir Univesity, numerous k-12 schools throughout Turkey, as well as test preparation and publishing units. (Yucel, pictured far left, with Dean’s Council member […]

An Interview with William Caballero (MA ’08), Steinhardt Alumnus Filmmaker

Alumnus William Caballero’s feature-length documentary, American Dreams Deferred, recently premiered at the 2010 New York Latino Film Festival. Caballero, a 27-year old Puerto Rican-American, is an MTV Movie Award nominated filmmaker, violinist, composer, artist, and editor. He graduated with a master’s degree from Steinhardt’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2008. Your movie charts […]

Steinhardt’s Choirs Perform in Beijing, China

Steinhardt’s Madrigal Singers and Jazz Choir performed at the 29th World Conference of the International Society of Music Education in Beijing, China in August. The two groups were among seven selected to represent the United States at the biannual international conference. “Our students represented NYU Steinhardt, New York City and the USA magnificently, both in […]

Steinhardt Launches New Academic and Funding Program for Research Doctoral Students

The Office of Research and Doctoral Studies has announced that the School will fully fund all full-time research doctoral students, beginning with the cohort of Ph.D. students entering September, 2010. In addition, each of the School’s academic departments has developed a set of benchmarks and milestones that faculty mentors will help their students achieve in […]