Steinhardt Policy Experts Discuss Obama Administration’s Approach to Education Reform

We recently sat down with three education policy experts to discuss the Obama administration’s plans for education reform. Already having sharply influenced education policy via the 2009 stimulus bill, which apportioned $4.4 billion in “Race to the Top” money (a competitive grant program for states), the administration and education secretary, Arne Duncan, have signaled their […]

Arum Research Calls Out “Limited Learning” on College Campuses

Over the past decade, policy makers have focused intently on assessing what elementary and secondary school students are learning through regular standardized testing. Higher education has, for the most part, escaped this testing culture, as parents, students, and employers take for granted the notion that a college education will prepare students for the twenty-first century […]

Book Drive from Turner Broadcasting Employees Benefits NYU America Reads and NYC Public Schools

NexGen, a business resource group  comprised of employees from Turner Broadcasting Sales, organized a company-wide book drive to help support NYU’s America Reads Program and the New York City public schools. NextGen’s board is a team of 14 professionals who advance forward-thinking business practices and engage both their company and their community in education and […]

Q&A With Diane Ravitch, Author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Diane Ravitch, research faculty member at NYU Steinhardt, is the author of the recently published book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education. In it, she argues that many of the conservative policy ideas she once championed—such as testing, charter schools, and accountability systems—are eroding […]

Surkhab Peerzada Receives Infinity Journal Award for Article on Female Genital Cutting

Surkhab Peerzada, a graduating master’s candidate in Steinhardt’s Community Public Health Program, is the recipient of an Infinity Journal Award for her article, “Eradicating Female Genital Cutting: Advantages of Collective Decision Making,” which appeared online August/September 2009. … Ultimately, Surkhab called attention to a number of critical elements – from educating communities to understanding the negative effects of terminology to a crucial understanding that “a culturally sensitive approach mixed with the human rights framework is required” for the total elimination of female genital cutting.”

Malnutrition and the Elderly Is Topic of Presentation at Clinical Nutrition Week 2010

Michelle Menovich, a master’s student in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, represented NYU at Clinical Nutrition Week 2010, a conference sponsored by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) this past February. Menovich gave a presentation about research she performed with Steinhardt Assistant Professor Aoife Ryan and undergraduate students. […]

Q&A With Jonathan Zimmerman on Opinion Writing for Newspapers

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history and education, is the author of numerous scholarly books, including Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale, 2009), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (Harvard, 2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard, 2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America’s Public […]

NYU Steinhardt Chosen as Host Institution by Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning has been selected by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship (WW-RBFF) program as an institution designated to receive its aspiring teachers of color fellows.Established in 1992 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color were created to help recruit, support, and retain highly […]

Diane Ravitch: “Schools Should Operate Like Families”

Diane Ravitch, research scholar at NYU Steinhardt, recently appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss her new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System. Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education under George H. W. Bush, was once a conservative proponent of education policies like No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which […]