Study Finds Access to Books and Support from Adults Enhances Children’s Learning

Reading aloud to children has been touted by experts as a key to developing skills early in life that translate into later academic success. In fact, a 2014 position statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics called for parents to read aloud to their infants starting from birth. At the heart of these recommendations is […]

David Kirkland Is Awarded NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Medal

David E. Kirkland, an associate professor of English and urban education, is the recipient of NYU’s 2017-2018 Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award is given annual to faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the intellectual life of NYU through their teaching. “David Kirkland is truly a teacher’s teacher.  His dynamic educational expertise helps his […]

A Best School of Education:  U.S. News & World Report Ranks NYU Steinhardt #6 

The NYU Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has been ranked #6 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools of education. “This is significant progress in a short period of time and is reflective of the impressive work of our faculty, students, and staff, especially in the growth […]

At Steinhardt’s Faculty First Look, Diversity Scholars Prepare for the Academy

This week, NYU Steinhardt welcomed thirty-two Faculty First Look scholars to Washington Square for two days of workshops on preparing for the job market. Faculty First Look is a year-long program designed to mentor talented scholars of color and others underrepresented in the academy who are completing doctoral work. “First generation faculty of color and […]

How Do Children Learn Science? Questions for Okhee Lee, Professor of Childhood Education

Okhee Lee is a professor of childhood education in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning.  She leads a collaborative research project between NYU and Stanford University to develop instructional materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that promotes science learning and language learning of elementary students including English learners (ELs). She is […]

Steinhardt’s Education Policy Academics Rank Among Most Influential in the Nation

Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ratings, published by Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy. The rankings list 200 scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse; university-based scholars who are doing the […]

The City as Classroom:  Questions for Mary Leou on Environmental Education

Mary Leou, a clinical professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.  Since its founding in 2000, the program has promoted environmental literacy and sustainability within NYU and the urban community of New York City.  The Collaborative has offered professional development opportunities for more than […]