NYU Steinhardt Presents Three-Day Festival Celebrating Philip Glass – Nov. 17-19

The NYU Orchestras and Contemporary Music Ensemble present a weekend of free concerts to honor contemporary composer Philip Glass, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year. The concerts will take place at NYU Skirball from November 17-19, 2017. Glass – who the Chicago Tribune calls “perhaps the best-known, most successful, most widely imitated composer of […]

Art Educator Judith Schwartz Reflects on Her Wildly Imaginative and Dazzling Career and a Mosaic Dog Bench

Judith Schwartz, professor of art and art education, began her career at NYU Steinhardt in 1970, and for almost five decades, has offered her students hands-on experiences in media that is informed by history, aesthetics, contemporary practice, and critical theory.  Among her recent honors are an Educator of the Year award from the Renwick Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and […]

The City as Classroom:  Questions for Mary Leou on Environmental Education

Mary Leou, a clinical professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.  Since its founding in 2000, the program has promoted environmental literacy and sustainability within NYU and the urban community of New York City.  The Collaborative has offered professional development opportunities for more than […]

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 […]

On World Mental Health Day, Nisha Sajnani and Her Students Advocate for Drama Therapy at the United Nations

“Theatre helps us to see the world through another’s eyes,” says, Nisha Sajnani, director of Steinhardt’s program in drama therapy. “Trans-disciplinary and action-oriented practices like drama therapy offer us ways of promoting empathy by challenging stigma and teaching us to navigate conflict and imagine change.” Sajnani brought this message to the United Nations NGO Committee on […]

Steinhardt Study Finds Attending a Middle vs. a K-8 School Matters for Student Outcomes

Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence, evaluates the effect of attending a public middle or junior high school versus a K-8 school on […]

Teachers Report Weaker Relationships with Students of Color, Children of Immigrants

The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new NYU Steinhardt study finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color. “Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could most […]

New App Helps New York City Students Navigate High School Admissions

Choosing a high school in New York City can be a daunting task, with more than 700 programs to choose from in 400-plus schools throughout the five boroughs. Now, a new app helps students and families simplify their search by focusing the choice process on a personalized list of 20 best-fit schools. The NYC High […]