Metro Center Continues Partnership with New York State to Support English Language Learners

The New York State Education Department has awarded the NYU Metro Center a five-year, $11 million contract to provide educational support, technical assistance, and professional development to meet the needs of New York’s English language learners (ELLs) and world language students, their families, and the educators who serve them. Through this contract, the Metro Center […]

Georgiou Library Receives Collection of Picture Book Biographies from Leonard Marcus, Children’s Literature Historian

Leonard Marcus, an author and children’s literature scholar, has donated a collection of picture book biographies to the Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature at NYU Steinhardt. The 3,500-volume library is devoted to research, scholarship, and community activities associated with children’s literature and literacy. “Picture book biographies create a unique and […]

Steinhardt and Stanford Receive $3 Million NSF Grant to Develop STEM Curriculum

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3 million to researchers at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Stanford University Graduate School of Education to create a language-focused science curriculum for fifth graders. The four-year project, which began Sept. 1, will pay particular attention to developing science education that supports English […]

Helping Girls in NYC’s Juvenile Justice System: An Interview with Shabnam Javdani

Adolescent girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population, but according to the U.S. Department of Justice, there’s a lack of effective interventions to help them. Steinhardt’s Shabnam Javdani, assistant professor of applied psychology, was awarded more than $645,000 by the National Institute of Justice to evaluate an intervention called ROSES – […]

Steinhardt Researchers Awarded $1 Million to Study Educational Videos

The Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded the Steinhardt School more than $1 million to study educational videos that aim to help young children with vocabulary development. Research shows that children’s vocabulary knowledge is directly related to their reading achievement and literacy skills. In fact, the […]

A Path to Leadership: An Interview with Kristie Patten Koenig

Kristie Patten Koenig, chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Occupational Therapy, is the principal investigator of NYU’s GIFTED Program and ASD Nest programs.  She teaches professional and post professional courses in the area of pediatric intervention, school based practice and sensory processing and regulation. You had a whirlwind week with Ghanaian teachers at NYU in June.  Can […]

Conference on “Our Crisis of Connection” to Explore Our Common Humanity — March 28

The Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) will host “A Day of Reflection on the Roots of Our Crisis of Connection and Strategies for Change.” The conference will bring together leading scholars, artists, scientists, activists, policymakers, and teenagers to discuss the science and practice that underscore our common humanity. The event will […]

NYU Launches Prison Education Program Backed by Ford Foundation Grant

New York University has launched an initiative to bring college education to incarcerated individuals at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in New York State’s Ulster County. Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, NYU’s Prison Education Program (PEP) offers credit-bearing, university courses that will enable students to earn an Associate of […]