Diane Ravitch Discusses Charter School Movement at NYU Book Event

Diane Ravitch discussed her new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education (Basic Books, 2010) at a recent public event sponsored by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and NYU’s Humanities Initiative. “We are at a crucial moment in public education. […]

Metro Center Convenes Symposium on Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino Boys

Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the George Jackson Academy –an independent school for fourth through eighth grade black and Latino boys–brought together over one hundred educators, parents, school administrators, and researchers for a symposium entitled “What Works for Boys: Promising Practices.” Led by executive director Pedro Noguera (pictured left), the Metro Center recently […]

Steinhardt and Mexico’s Ministry of Public Education Sign Agreement to Evaluate K-6 Curriculum

In an effort to increase educational opportunity for all its children, representatives from Mexico’s Ministry of Public Education visited the NYU’s Steinhardt School to execute a letter of intent authorizing a vast evaluation of its science and mathematics curriculum. Mexico’s curriculum for basic education serves 15 million students with a population of 700,000 teachers in […]

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 […]