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 […]

Inside Books:  An Interview with Lisa Stulberg on the Politics of U.S. LGBTQ Social Movements

Lisa Stulberg is an associate professor, sociology of education.  Her research focuses on the politics of race and education, affirmative action in higher education, school choice policy and politics, and LGBTQ social change. She is the author of Race, Schools, and Hope: African Americans and School Choice after Brown (Teachers College Press, 2008) and  LGBTQ Social Movements (Polity, […]

Teacher Racial Bias Matters More for Students of Color

English and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students’ grades and academic expectations, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Social Science Research, builds on existing evidence of how teacher biases in the classroom affect students and adds […]

Study Finds Classifying English Proficiency Varies by District, with Mixed Outcomes for Students

The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status—a process termed reclassification—varies widely across and within states, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt, Oregon State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The findings, published in a special centennial issue of the American Educational Research Journal, inform conversations about statewide […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt:  Elisabeth King on the Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Steinhardt’s new interdisciplinary minor in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) is geared toward undergraduate students who want to better understand the world today and contribute to global peace efforts.  Students in the program will be studying with faculty members who have their fingers on the pulse of state of the world, who will lead them in […]

Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – But Is It Too Much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, suggest that support may be experienced as pressure and that stereotyping Asian Americans as high achievers […]

International Education Students Create Resources for Under-Served and Refugee Children

“I am always searching for opportunities to bring the real world into my classroom,” says Elisabeth King, associate professor of international education and politics. “I want to give our students, who are so passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world, the opportunity to see the wonder and the challenges of their engagement.” Last […]

Inside Books: Building a New Educational State by Joan Malczewski

Building a New Educational State Joan Malczewski, Associate Professor of History and Social Studies In her new book, Building a New Educational State (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Malczewski explores the transformation of black education in North Carolina and Mississippi during the Jim Crow era. Drawing on extensive archival research, Malczewski shows the work behind the […]