Report by NYU Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools Evaluates New York City Department of Education’s Expanded Success Initiative

A new report released by NYU Steinhart’s Research Alliance for the New York City Schools finds that the New York City Department of Education’s (DOE) Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) led to notable improvements in school culture and support for Black and Latino young men, but it did not boost their academic performance or college readiness rates, the […]

Steinhardt Alumni Profile: Nasrin Jafari (BA ’17) Returns to NYU with a Cross Sector Education Reform Conference

Last year, Nasrin Jafari (BA ’17) stood on the stage of Radio City Music Hall at Steinhardt’s Baccalaureate Ceremony and delivered a commencement address to her fellow graduates.  This year, she is behind the scenes organizing Frontier 2018, a K-12 education conference designed to leverage the expertise of New York City’s education community to lead […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]