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EPSA Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events


REGISTER!! TCCS Annual Education Career Fair, Wednesday, March 6, 2013!  Please click here to register!


Students from Professor Kevin Dougherty's Politics and Public Policy class (EDPA 4047) will be holding the first "Pop Up Discussion" this Thursday at 4PM in GD 465. These discussions are intended to be informal gathering posing controversial questions. This week's questions examine the charter school movement and potential transformation in tradition public schools. We hope you can take a short break from the finals rush to join us for this very exciting discussion.
Light refreshments will be served. 

EPSA invites you to our Open House on Friday, November 9, 2012, 6-8 p.m. at Teachers College, Grace Dodge Hall 179.

To register for the event, please use the following link: Registration for an EPSA Open House Event.

The Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis
invites you to join:
Prudence Carter

Associate Professor of Education, & (by courtesy) Associate Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

for a discussion and signing of her book:
Stubborn Roots
October 11, 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Milbank Chapel


TC/EPSA Roundtable Discussion:  Beyond the Schoolhouse Doors: Bringing Non-School Factors into Education Policy. September 19, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

5:00pm, Reception, Everett Lounge

6:00pm, Discussion, Milbank Chapel

Please register online using the following link:

What would a national education policy look like that mobilized all government agencies and policy tools rather than just schools alone? The editors of three ground-breaking volumes about the role of school and non-school factors in education review the latest research and join in a panel discussion of its implications for education policy in the coming decade.

Please join TC President Susan Fuhrman and EPSA Department Chair Professor Jeffrey Henig along with the following guest speakers:

Greg j. duncan Greg J. Duncan
Distinguished Professor
School of Education
University of California Irvine,
Editor,  Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances
Richard d. kahlenberg Richard D. Kahlenberg
Senior Fellow
The Century Foundation
Editor,  The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy
Richard j. murnane Richard J. Murnane
Thompson Professor of Education
School of Education, Harvard University
Editor,  Whither Opportunity? Rising
Inequality, Schools, and Children's
Life Chances
William f. tate Willam F. Tate
Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor
Washington University, St. Louis
Editor,  Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility
Michael rebell Michael Rebell
Executive Director
Campaign for Educational Equity;
Professor of Law and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University


EPSA Spring Social. April 27, 2012

In what we hope will be an annual tradition, newly admitted and continuing students are cordially invited to the EPSA Spring Social. This is an opportunity for all of EPSA's programs to get together and meet with EPSA faculty, in an informal gathering, and bring your questions, concerns, and ideas and enjoy the good food and good company. We are excited to host this event and look forward to seeing you there.

This is scheduled for Friday, April 27th, from 4:00-6:00pm, in 229 Thompson Hall.

Lecture by Dr. Russell Rumberger, April 26, 2012

Please join us at 179 Grace Dodge Hall, April 26, 12:00-1:30 pm for a lecture by Dr. Russell Ruberger of the University of California-Santa Barbara, "Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It?"

Dr. Rumberger has published widely in areas such as the schooling of disadvantaged students, dropouts, and linguistic minority students, school effectiveness, and education policy. He is the Vice Provost for Education Partnerships, University of California, Professor of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC-Santa Barbara, and currently directs the California Dropout Research Project.


Hearts on Fire Workshop. March 31, 2012.

EPSA Adjunct Professor, Peter Cookson and Jill Iscol recently published a book called "Hearts on Fire: Twelve Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action." It has been very well received and on March 31st they are organizing the first workshop at TC. Please read the attached flyer for more information. Hummingbird_Project_Hearts_on_Fire


Making New York City's Public Schools Broader, Bolder, and More Equitable: A Joint CEE/BBA Education Policy Event, March 27, 2012

With New York City education policy at a critical juncture, the Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Broader Bolder Approach to education invite you to a panel discussion on changes to promote an equitable and comprehensive approach to education.  Leaders from CEE and BBA will join NYC officials to hone in on the economics and implementation details of how this comprehensive approach can be adopted on a large-scale basis in NYC.  The event is being held at a NYDOE-Children’s Aid Society Community School that exemplifies the broader, bolder approach advocated. Please open the attached flyer for detailed information Broader bolder approach to education


East to West, A Civilization Documentary: The Untold Story of the Modern World. March 27, 2012, 7 p.m. Cowin Center TC

Attached please find the invitation to the documentary screening, co-sponsored by the Economics and Education Program. Prior to the film screening, you are invited to an exhibition by the leading photographers of Turkey, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the foyer of the Cowin Conference Center Auditorium. The exhibition will include the works of Ara Guler, Sitki Firat, Prof. SSabit Kalfagil, and Izzet Keribar, who received the "Outstanding Contribution to Culture and Arts Award" by the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month.


TEDx Teachers College. March 23, 2012

Leaders in their field and innovating for change. On March 23rd, Carine Allaf, Monisha Bajaj, Jimmie Briggs, Ebenezer Bond, Tom Corcoran, Christopher Emdin, Yishin Khoo, Kelly Matheson, Dominic Mentor, Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Allyson Robinson, Nancy Streim, Lucas Welch, Michael Wessells, Rebecca Winthrop and Rosalind Wiseman will be sharing their experiences, ideas and challenges with the TEDxTeachersCollege community. For more information please check the event's website

EPSA Discussion Panel. Feb. 8, 2012

The department is happy to announce that a video of last week's Inaugural Celebration is now available. It features President Fuhrman's opening address, as well as the panel discussion involving Christopher T. Cross, Jack Jennings, and Wendy D. Puriefoy, moderated by Department Chair Jeffrey Henig. To learn more about the participants, please see the attached program, TC News article and video.
  1. TC Press Room article
  2. Video
  3. Panel Discussion Program