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 […]

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 […]

NYC Students Find Refuge Through Expression in Art Therapy

Eight-year-old William lives with his family in a Bedford Stuyvesant housing project. His parents — who emigrated from China — are often absent, and William spends much of his time alone playing video games. He rarely plays outside, as he feels unsafe in his neighborhood. Based on his limited support at home and his school […]

NYU Steinhardt Awarded More Than $4 Million from NSF for STEM Education Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NYU Steinhardt three grants totaling more than $4 million for research working to improve computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middle schools. Two of the grants are part of the NSF’s STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program, which seeks to address the urgent need to prepare […]

Helping Teachers See Students in All Their Gender Identities: An Interview with sj Miller

sj Miller is a teacher and activist who serves as Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  sj helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education, which informed the CAEP Social Justice Standard VI; the first ever standard in the United States […]

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 […]