Steinhardt Study Finds West African Children with Disabilities Experience Violence from the Day They Are Born

A study published in BMC Public Health by NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Janet Njelesani, finds that disabled children in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born and significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers. Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from […]

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights: An Interview with Janet Njelesani on Educational Opportunity for Children with Disabilities in Zambia

Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy, researches how social, cultural, and institutional practices impact the education of children and youth with disabilities. Her work is influenced by her experience as an occupational therapist and disability inclusion technical advisor to international governments and United Nations agencies. Njelesani received Steinhardt’s Global Research Incubator Award in 2017 […]

Two NYU Steinhardt Alumnae Win Grammy Awards

Two alumnae from NYU Steinhardt were among the honorees at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Darcy Proper (BMUS, ’90) received an award for Best Surround Sound Album for her work as sound mastering engineer on Early Americans. Proper’s is a four-time Grammy winner; she has earned a total of ten nominations in her career.  […]

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 […]

Hirokazu Yoshikawa Named 2018 Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt, has been named the 2018 James S. Coleman Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS).  He is among five scholars inducted into the Academy in 2018. Established in 1889, AAPSS advances science and public policy by bringing […]

Steinhardt’s Education Policy Academics Rank Among Most Influential in the Nation

Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ratings, published by Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy. The rankings list 200 scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse; university-based scholars who are doing the […]

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 […]

Investing in Children’s Early Years: An Interview with Research Professor Lisa Gennetian

Lisa Gennetian is a research professor at Steinhardt’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC). Gennetian studies poverty and policy research, income instability, and children’s development.  In 2015, she launched the beELL initiative; a program that applies insights from behavioral economics to enhance the impacts of early childhood interventions. She is co-principal investigator on a large randomized control study […]

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 […]

Seven Grammy Nominations for Steinhardt Faculty and Alumni

Three faculty members – Alan Ferber and Chris Potter (’06) from Steinhardt’s Jazz Studies program, and Warren Zanes from the Songwriting program — and three Steinhardt alumni – Christopher McClenney (’17), Darcy Proper (’90), and Nancy Whang (’00) – earned seven Grammy nominations collectively. Chris Potter was nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (for “Ilimba”) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album for The Dreamer Is the […]