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‘Shemale or Female’ Quiz Unacceptable

‘Shemale or Female’ Quiz Unacceptable

By WSN Editorial Staff

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last week, a professor at State University of New York College at Geneseo gave a quiz in which students were tasked with deciding whether women in photos are “females or shemales.”

Tackling the Topic of TAs

Tackling the Topic of TAs

By Rachael Heistuman, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Teacher assistants can make or break your recitation experience, so read up on how NYU students feel about their TAs.

Hear Thy Word

Hear Thy Word

By Sarah Jackson, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

When teachers assign books they wrote as class textbooks, it puts students in an interesting position.

Record High School Graduation Rate Is Not Meaningful

Record High School Graduation Rate Is Not Meaningful

By WSN Editorial Board

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The number of high schoolers graduating on time is not an accurate measurement of the success of the nation’s education system, or its future workforce.

Study Points to Greater Faculty Diversity

Study Points to Greater Faculty Diversity

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, Top Stories

Two Steinhardt adjunct professors discovered that students prefer teachers of color, which prompts the discussion of greater NYU faculty diversity.

Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

We all know the struggle of not letting an errant curse slip in front of young children, but what happens when you have to doctor your entire life to be appropriate for third graders?

Policymakers must shift focus outside classroom

Policymakers must shift focus outside classroom

By Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, Contributing Columnist

April 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

To improve NY public schools, policymakers should focus on improving the socioeconomic factors that contribute to school performance, rather than cracking down on teachers.

Tenure reform needed in California

Tenure reform needed in California

February 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Students have the right to challenge the obstinate tenure laws of their respective states that keep unqualified teachers in the public school systems. This is exactly what some students are doing in the state of California with the backing of telecommunications entrepreneur David Welch and his no...

Fellowship to foster public school teachers

Fellowship to foster public school teachers

September 13, 2013


Filed under News

    The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development announced the establishment of the Brooke Astor International Travel Fellowship, on Sept. 4. The program will start by sending a group of 10 to 12 New York City teachers to Shanghai in the summer of 2014 with th...

Online grading systems reduce purpose of teachers, essay assignments

Online grading systems reduce purpose of teachers, essay assignments

April 11, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

There is certainly a level of pride that comes from receiving written feedback on an essay you slaved over for weeks. Good or bad, it’s nice to know that someone took the time to read and respond to what you wrote. Moreover, this can prompt dialogue between teachers and students and can lead to connections...