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 […]

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 […]

NYU Steinhardt Receives Spencer Foundation Grant to Address Societal Divisions in NYC Middle Schools

The Spencer Foundation has awarded a team of scholars at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development a grant for more than $940,000 to implement and evaluate The Listening Project. The Listening Project is designed to address increasing societal divisions through semi-structured interview training with teachers and students in six middle schools […]

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 […]

Five Questions for Audrey A. Trainor on Coming of Age with A Disability

Audrey A. Trainor, associate professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning,  studies equity and diversity in special education.  Her current research includes a secondary analysis of the second National Longitudinal Transition (NLTS2) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, and qualitative interview studies with parents of children with disabilities.  We spoke […]

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 […]

Steinhardt Doctoral Students Awarded NAE-Spencer Fellowship for Research on Urban and International Education

Alexandra Freidus and Sarah Kabay, doctoral students at NYU Steinhardt, are the recipients of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation fellowships.  The $27,500 award supports scholars whose dissertations bring a fresh perspective on education. Freidus’ dissertation focuses on schools in New York City; Kabay’s topic is universal education in Uganda. Alexandra Freidus’ dissertation is Race, Class, […]

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 […]

Understanding the Supreme Court Decision on Students with Disabilities: An Interview with Natasha Strassfeld

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make “appropriately ambitious” progress.  The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruled in favor of a special education student whose parents sued a local school district to pay his private school tuition.  This decision could […]

In Hong Kong, NYU Students Forge Pathways to Urban Sustainability

Hong Kong has a unique landscape that juxtaposes towering skyscrapers with coastal wetlands, densely populated city blocks with fishing villages. The landscape was an ideal setting for a Steinhardt Global Affairs graduate offering this spring focusing on Hong Kong’s urban ecosystem. The course was taught by Raul Lejano, associate professor of environmental conservation education, who […]