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 […]

NYU Steinhardt Hosts A Conversation with Richard Carranza, NYC Schools Chancellor

Richard Carranza, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), was the guest speaker at NYU Steinhardt’s Leadership Lens Series on October 17th.  In a conversation with Lisette Nieves, the chancellor answered questions that ranged from information about the songs on his playlist (“mostly Mariachi”), to what he likes to see in a […]

At NYU Steinhardt, High School Students Experience University Life

Jennifer Cheung, a Bronx Science sophomore, dreaded coming home from school.  As she turned her key in the lock, she would take a deep breath to steel herself for what lay ahead.  More often than not, her younger brother would be at the kitchen table staring out the window unable to focus on his homework. […]

Prime Minister of Aruba Visits NYU Steinhardt

Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba, was at NYU’s Washington Square campus on September 26th to discuss the success of the NYU Steinhardt and Instituto Pedagogico Arubano’s urban environmental education initiative. NYU Steinhardt has been hosting groups of pre-service teachers since 2011, offering them a month-long immersion program at NYU as part of their college “perspectiva mundial” […]

American Heart Association: Literacy Can Impact Health

A literacy problem can make it difficult to understand the nature of a chronic condition, keep up with doctor’s appointments, or read a medicine bottle.  Studies suggest that literacy may be linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education, tells the American Heart Association that the most […]