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 […]

Steinhardt Study: Multicultural Awareness Boosts Teaching Competency, But Is an Uneven Resource Among Future Teachers

Student teachers with more multicultural awareness foster more positive classroom environments for their students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study published in the Journal of Teacher Education. However, multicultural awareness varies considerably among future teachers based on their own race or ethnicity and prior experience working with youth of color. Multicultural awareness – which refers […]

LGBTQ Issues in Education: An Interview with Joseph Robinson Cimpian

Joseph Robinson Cimpian is an associate professor of economics and education policy at NYU Steinhardt and affiliated associate professor of public service at NYU Wagner. Cimpian‘s multi-disciplinary research focuses on the use and development of novel and rigorous methods to study equity and policy, particularly concerning language minorities, women, and sexual minorities. His work has been […]

Using Media to Promote Social Change In Conflict-Affected Countries: An Interview with Rezarta Bilali

Rezarta Bilali, assistant professor of psychology and social intervention, studies the social psychological underpinnings of intergroup conflict and violence in international settings.  Her research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, the International Peace Research Association, Psychology Beyond Borders, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She […]

Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. Young people growing up in urban, low-income communities spend significant time in publicly funded afterschool programs. Unlike schools, which grow increasingly segregated and involve more individual instruction as children grow older, afterschool programs are spaces […]

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 […]