IESP Publishes Evaluation of Chancellors District
IESP Study: Funding for After-School Programs Has Grown
The Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP), a joint initiative of New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU, has released a new study showing that a New York City initiative to create after-school programs expanded public funding of such programs from $23 million in 1998 to $300 million in 2008. Participants also rose -- from fewer than 20,000 children to about 160,000. The state and federal share of the cost has increased to about one-third, from 20 percent.
The Institute for Education and Social Policy conducts non-partisan scientific research about U.S. education and related social policy issues to help inform educational institutions and policymakers about the effectiveness of instructional programs, the impact of school reform initiatives and the relationships between academic achievement, school finance and socio-economic and demographic factors such as poverty, ethnicity and immigration status. Its Director is Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz, a professor at Steinhardt and Wagner, and its Associate Director for Education Finance is Leanna Stiefel, of Wagner.
To read the report, which was featured in the October 23, 2008, edition of Education Week, please click the link below.
Influential Chinese Delegation Visits NYU Wagner on U.S. Study Tour
An influential Chinese delegation made NYU Wagner an extended stop on its U.S. study tour on Sept. 25, spending more than two hours at the school and hearing faculty discuss their research world cities, aging populations, and healthcare.
The 20 delegates of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) listened as Professor Victor Rodwin explained his comparative studies focused on the health of older adults in some of the world’s biggest cities. Professor Zhan Guo described his research on the built landscape and walkability in fast-growing Chinese urban areas.
Both research presentations drew a lively question-and-answer period, with some delegates asking about the role of the family in taking care of aging relatives, and taking part in a discussion of cultural differences between cities such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York.
The CPPCC delegates left with a host of printed materials about NYU Wagner, and some promised to spread the word about the school’s vital role in educating the next generation of global public service leaders in the nonprofit, governmental, and private sectors.
JAMA essay by Prof. Leonardo Trasande eyes TSCA reform legislation
NYU Wagner Professor Leonardo Trasande, (MPP, MD) writes in an upcoming issue of JAMA about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation. The legislation has been passed by both the House and the Senate in somewhat different forms, and the differences are being sorted out. In his JAMA viewpoint piece, “Updating the Toxic Substances Control Act to Protect Human Health” (March 14, 2016) Dr. Trasande explains flaws in the bills that have dampened enthusiasm by medical and public health organizations. The piece explores how and whether the process for arriving at a final bill for passage could reduce chemical hazards, and help prevent disease and disability.
Dr. Trasande is Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Health Policy. His research focuses on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively. In addition to his Wagner appointment, he is on the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine.