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 […]

Teaching and Learning Professor Okhee Lee Receives KAERA Distinguished Researcher Award

Okhee Lee, professor of childhood education, has been awarded the inaugural Korean-American Educational Researchers Association (KAERA) Distinguished Researcher Award. The award recognizes a scholar whose professional contributions have had a widespread positive impact on educational research. Lee’s award recognizes her unique contribution in addressing science education for English language learners. She has published articles, book chapters, […]

Helping Kids Learn and Lead: An Interview with Kaya Henderson; Former Chancellor, DC Schools

NYU Steinhardt kicked off its Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on February 7th, with ‘What Will It Take?’, a talk by Kaya Henderson. Best known for the her role as former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools, Henderson has worked for three decades in schools, school districts, and international communities. Her tenure at the DC schools from 2010 – […]

The Teaching Artist: An Interview with Meghan Crosby (MA ’18)

A graduate of Steinhardt’s educational theatre program, Meghan Crosby brings the art of social justice storytelling to school children in New York City. Meghan Crosby (MA ’18)  is a teacher, playwright, director, and choreographer. She earned a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt in Educational Theatre K-12 Certification Track, and an MFA in playwriting and dramaturgy […]

Helping Teachers Help Parents: Natasha Strassfeld on Service Delivery in Special Education

Natasha Strassfeld is an assistant professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. She earned a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and a doctorate in special education from Pennsylvania State University. Strassfeld’s research examines service delivery to parents and students with disabilities in the special education services […]