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, […]

Steinhardt Researchers Advance Knowledge of Treatment for Brain Injury

Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect millions of Americans each year, diminishing the quality of life for patients and rendering once simple tasks, such as performing household chores or carrying on a conversation, difficult or impossible. Although brain research has made great strides in recent years and has brought about improved treatments, […]

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 […]