6 Books on Educational Equity to Read This Summer

A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men David Kirkland, associate professor of english and urban education, shares six stories to illustrate “educators’ need to understand the social worlds and complex literacy practices of African American males in order to pay the increasing educational debt we owe all youth and break the school-to-prison […]

Building a Beloved Community: A Profile of Associate Dean Patricia Carey (PhD ’82)

During a career spanning nearly five decades, Patricia Carey built a community of inclusion and belonging at NYU. It’s a crisp November day, a touch of winter is in the air, and Patricia Carey, Steinhardt’s associate dean for student affairs, is meeting with the Administrators of Color Network at NYU’s Kimmel Center. It’s a standing […]

What We Are Learning:  The Science of Human Connection

In The Science of Human Connection, students learn how the natural and social sciences tell the story of who we are as human beings and what gets in the way of our humanity.  “Write about a moment when you felt close to a friend,” is the assignment in The Science of Human Connection. Each week, […]

Two New Books on Teacher Preparation Spotlight the Outside Forces that Shape Education

A book launch for Teaching Teachers and The New Democratic Professional in Education, was the occasion for a robust conversation on the trends that have shaped teacher preparation and the challenges faced by those who work in public education sector. Held in the Pless Hall Lounge on September 24th, the talk brought students, faculty, and community members together […]

Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction Is Summer Reading for the Class of 2022

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert is this year’s required reading for undergraduates entering the Steinhardt School this fall.  The book will be discussed in the New Student Seminar, a course that acquaints students with their new academic community and offers them a way to explore their role using the themes raised in the reading as a […]

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, […]

Books from Our Faculty: The Appearance of Black Lives Matter by Nicholas Mirzoeff

  “Police killings captured on cell-phone video or photographs have become the hallmark of United States visual culture in the twenty-first century,” writes Nicholas Mirzoeff, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media Culture, and Communication, in The Appearance of Black Lives Matter. Mirzoeff’s book examines the transformation of visual culture spanning the time of the deaths […]

New Steinhardt Students Are Reading “Outcasts United” 

Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John is this year’s required reading for Steinhardt’s Class of 2021.  The book will be discussed in the New Student Seminar, a course that offers students a way to explore their role in the community using […]

Books from Our Faculty: Cradle to Kindergarten by Hirokazu Yoshikawa

The period between birth and kindergarten is a critical time for child development, and socioeconomic disparities that begin early in children’s lives contribute to starkly different long-term outcomes for adults. Yet, the U.S. government invests less in children under the age of five than do most other developed nations. Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan […]