NYU Steinhardt Hosts First Ever Autism Inclusion Conference

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“I see ASD Nest as an investment in our children,” said Carmen Farina, Chancellor, NYC Department of Education in her powerful opening remarks at NestCon: The Conference for Autism and Inclusive Education, held January 18-19, 2018 at NYU. The atmosphere in the room was one of hope, positivity, and support as educators, school administrators, parents, […]

New Study Reveals Perceived Gender Bias is Dominant Factor in College Major Choice for Women

College-bound women are not less likely to enter specific fields because more math or science is required, but rather because of the gender discrimination they are likely to encounter in those fields, finds a new nationally representative longitudinal study published in the American Educational Research Journal. Women are often underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, […]

How Do Children Learn Science? Questions for Okhee Lee, Professor of Childhood Education

Okhee Lee is a professor of childhood education in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning.  She leads a collaborative research project between NYU and Stanford University to develop instructional materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that promotes science learning and language learning of elementary students including English learners (ELs). She is […]

Global TIES for Children Will Lead Research on Refugee Child Development Through $100 Million Grant

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Global TIES for Children, Steinhardt’s international research center dedicated to improving the lives of youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe, will lead research on young children’s development in humanitarian settings through a unique partnership with Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Sesame Workshop and IRC received a $100 million grant […]

Steinhardt Study: Multicultural Awareness Boosts Teaching Competency, But Is an Uneven Resource Among Future Teachers

Student teachers with more multicultural awareness foster more positive classroom environments for their students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study published in the Journal of Teacher Education. However, multicultural awareness varies considerably among future teachers based on their own race or ethnicity and prior experience working with youth of color. Multicultural awareness – which refers […]

LGBTQ Issues in Education: An Interview with Joseph Robinson Cimpian

Joseph Robinson Cimpian is an associate professor of economics and education policy at NYU Steinhardt and affiliated associate professor of public service at NYU Wagner. Cimpian‘s multi-disciplinary research focuses on the use and development of novel and rigorous methods to study equity and policy, particularly concerning language minorities, women, and sexual minorities. His work has been […]

Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. Young people growing up in urban, low-income communities spend significant time in publicly funded afterschool programs. Unlike schools, which grow increasingly segregated and involve more individual instruction as children grow older, afterschool programs are spaces […]

NYU Steinhardt Receives Spencer Foundation Grant to Address Societal Divisions in NYC Middle Schools

The Spencer Foundation has awarded a team of scholars at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development a grant for more than $940,000 to implement and evaluate The Listening Project. The Listening Project is designed to address increasing societal divisions through semi-structured interview training with teachers and students in six middle schools […]

Separate But Unequal: NYU Metro Center Report Examines Segregation in NYC Schools

A new report by the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University (NYU Metro Center) explores patterns of segregation in New York City public schools and finds a link between increased school diversity and modest academic benefits. The report compares student outcomes in New York City’s most […]