Class-Based Affirmative Action is Topic of Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Forum

Faculty, graduate students, and educators gathered on April 13th for a Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy forum on class-based affirmative action in U.S. higher education. Led by Tel Aviv University scholar, Dr. Sigal Alon, the presentation discussed the viability of five different approaches to selective admissions that would allow admissions officers to take into […]

“College and Career Readiness” Topic of Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast

Policymakers, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, have begun focusing intently on the students’ transition from post-secondary education into college and career pathways. The Obama administration’s blueprint for the 2010 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) includes as its primary goal preparing high school graduates who are academically ready for college […]

Martin A. Simon Named Fellow of American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Martin A. Simon, professor of mathematics education in the department of teaching and learning, has been named one of 67 new fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the national interdisciplinary association of 25,000 education researchers. Simon, whose research focuses on understanding the processes by which students develop math concepts through activity, joins Steinhardt […]

Doctoral Student Scott Selberg Receives NYU Humanities Initiative Fellowship

Scott Selberg a doctoral student in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a graduate student research fellowship from NYU’s Humanities Initiative for his dissertation project, ‘The Matter with Old People: Visual Culture and Alzheimer’s Disease.’ Selberg’s dissertation explores the visual culture of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on the intersections of cognition, age, […]