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 […]

NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development nearly $9.5 million to fund research on education in New York City. The three grants will support studies of English learners with disabilities, career and technical education, and will […]

Research Alliance Report Reveals Improvements and Persistent Inequities in College Access and Success in NYC

A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students’ pathways into and through college, revealing large improvements in college access, but also highlighting persistent differences in outcomes for historically underrepresented groups of students. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts […]

Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for NYC Schools Selected to Evaluate Computer Science for All

Computer Science for All (CS4All) is a 10-year, $81 million public-private partnership between the City of New York and the private sector, designed to bring computer science education to every student in New York City public schools. The CS4All Founders Committee—which includes representatives from the New York City Department of Education, City Hall, the Fund […]

Research Alliance Study Finds Links Between School Climate, Teacher Turnover, and Student Achievement

Teacher turnover decreased and academic achievement increased in New York City middle schools that improved their learning environment, finds a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU. “In recent years, researchers and policymakers have focused much of their attention on measuring and improving teacher effectiveness. However, teachers do not […]

Steinhardt Study Finds Public Pre-K Boosted Test Taking for Gifted and Talented Programs

Attending public preschool is linked to an increase in students taking the admissions test for gifted and talented programs, reducing the disparity in test taking between disadvantaged students and their peers, finds a study of New York City students by NYU Steinhardt researchers. The findings, published in the current issue of Educational Researcher, suggest that […]

Research Alliance Study Finds Closing Low-Performing High Schools Had Positive Effects

New York City’s policy of closing very low-performing high schools during the last decade produced notable benefits for the middle schoolers who likely would have enrolled in these schools, according to a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. This first-ever study of the impact of school closures in New York […]

Research Alliance Report on Expanded Success Initiative Finds Schools Are Engaging Students

A new report on New York City’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, finds that the schools involved are changing the way they operate and offering students opportunities they would not otherwise have. “There is strong evidence that these schools are doing […]

Research Alliance Study Simulates Changes to Admissions Criteria for NYC’s Specialized High Schools

New York City’s eighth graders are anxiously waiting to find out which high school they’ll be attending in the fall. Six percent of students will end up at one of the city’s eight specialized high schools, known for their elite academics—and controversy around their lack of diversity. Female and, most starkly, Black and Latino students […]

Study Finds Expanded Opportunity for Black and Latino Men in New York City High Schools

The first year of New York City’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, has led to a notable expansion of supports in participating schools, according to a new study by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. The study’s authors examined […]