"Future First" Stories

We're more than two-thirds of the way toward realizing TC's historic $300 million campaign—a first for a graduate school of education. The impact has been immediate and far-reaching, funding student scholarships, new faculty and programs, 21st-century learning spaces, and engaging TC's 90,000 alumni worldwide. Read about all that we're accomplishing together!

Supporting Scholarship at the Earliest Level

Supporting Scholarship at the Earliest Level

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Launching Careers Where Her Own Began

Launching Careers Where Her Own Began

Alumna Debra Heinrich is supporting students working at TC's Resilience Center for Veterans and Families.

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Creating Magical Opportunities for the Imagination

Creating Magical Opportunities for the Imagination

A fellowship endowed by alumna Evalyn Edwards Milman is supporting talented TC students who teach music in local public schools.

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Legendary Teacher Educator Returns to Pay It Forward: Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton (M.A. ’47) establishes a new scholarship at TC

Legendary Teacher Educator Returns to Pay It Forward: Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton (M.A. ’47) establishes a new scholarship at TC

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Giving An Angel Wings

Giving An Angel Wings

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TC Alumni Celebrate the Art of Alumna Alma Thomas at Studio Museum of Harlem

TC Alumni Celebrate the Art of Alumna Alma Thomas at Studio Museum of Harlem

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The Dance Maker: Alumna Jody Gottfried Arnhold champions dance education as a Deweyan medium for learning

The Dance Maker: Alumna Jody Gottfried Arnhold champions dance education as a Deweyan medium for learning

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Jody and John Arnhold Give $4.3 Million to Teachers College to Launch Unique Dance Education Doctoral Program

Jody and John Arnhold Give $4.3 Million to Teachers College to Launch Unique Dance Education Doctoral Program

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A Stepwise Process: A TC committee is shaping the new dance education doctoral program

A Stepwise Process: A TC committee is shaping the new dance education doctoral program

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Improving Higher Ed Equity and Access: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Funds New Online Advising Program to Train Professionals in College Selection

Improving Higher Ed Equity and Access: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Funds New Online Advising Program to Train Professionals in College Selection

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Introducing TC's Smarter Parenting and Grandparenting Podcast Series

Introducing TC's Smarter Parenting and Grandparenting Podcast Series

Evidence-based advice to help navigate the challenges of raising a child..

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TC Alumni Celebrate Summer in the Berkshires

TC Alumni Celebrate Summer in the Berkshires

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A Legend Lends His Name: TC’s Center on Chinese Education will be renamed for Tao Xingzhi, China’s great education reformer

A Legend Lends His Name: TC’s Center on Chinese Education will be renamed for Tao Xingzhi, China’s great education reformer

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Jonas Center Awards Grant to Teachers College to Support Students in New Online Doctoral Nursing Education Program

Jonas Center Awards Grant to Teachers College to Support Students in New Online Doctoral Nursing Education Program

Gift is part of a national initiative to support 1,000 nurse scholars in all 50 States.

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Inspired By Children With Special Needs: Annual Fund Scholar Catherine Gauthier

Inspired By Children With Special Needs: Annual Fund Scholar Catherine Gauthier

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Life on the Edge: Kevin Jian has lived on the line separating the education systems of the East and West. Now he’s trying to erase that boundary

Life on the Edge: Kevin Jian has lived on the line separating the education systems of the East and West. Now he’s trying to erase that boundary

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Phyllis Kossoff Featured in Education Update's "Women Shaping History" Series

Phyllis Kossoff Featured in Education Update's "Women Shaping History" Series

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Examining Girl Empowerment: Annual Fund Scholar Karishma Desai

Examining Girl Empowerment: Annual Fund Scholar Karishma Desai

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Checking In, Fifty Years Later

Checking In, Fifty Years Later

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A Translator's Odyssey

A Translator's Odyssey

Alumna Tomoko Takahashi (Ed.D. '84) reminisces on her career in applied linguistics.

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A Creative Spark, Fanned by STEAM

A Creative Spark, Fanned by STEAM

TC’s Academic Festival 2016 celebrated the arts in education.

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Recent Gifts Champion TC's Rita Gold Early Childhood Education Center

Recent Gifts Champion TC's Rita Gold Early Childhood Education Center

Children, families and future teachers benefit from strategic support that realizes the Center’s vision for the future.

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Running on Powdered Feet: Alison Désir (M.A., Counseling Psychology)

Running on Powdered Feet: Alison Désir (M.A., Counseling Psychology)

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Healthy Children Learn Better: Haley Nelson (M.A., Health Education)

Healthy Children Learn Better: Haley Nelson (M.A., Health Education)

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Providing Access and Opportunity: James Nadeau (M.A., Higher & Postsecondary Education)

Providing Access and Opportunity: James Nadeau (M.A., Higher & Postsecondary Education)

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Taking Up the Call: Gifty Agyapong (M.A., Education Policy)

Taking Up the Call: Gifty Agyapong (M.A., Education Policy)

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Out of the Practice Room: Katy Ho (Ed.M., Music and Music Education)

Out of the Practice Room: Katy Ho (Ed.M., Music and Music Education)

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For a Scholarship Student from Shanghai, Math Education is Elementary

For a Scholarship Student from Shanghai, Math Education is Elementary

The first time Shanghai teacher Hong Yuan visited Teachers College nine years ago, she knew immediately that she wanted to return one day to earn a doctoral degree..

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Practice Meets Pedagogy in New Teaching Artist Certificate Program

Practice Meets Pedagogy in New Teaching Artist Certificate Program

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A Dancer Makes A Career Pivot

A Dancer Makes A Career Pivot

Zankel Scholar Hannah Rich Exits the Stage for the Front Office.

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Meet Deidre Flowers,
One of TC's Rising Stars

Meet Deidre Flowers,
One of TC's Rising Stars

Deidre is a doctoral candidate and TC's Lawrence A. Cremin Scholar in the History of Education.

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TC’s Sonali Rajan Awarded 2015 Strage Junior Faculty Prize

TC’s Sonali Rajan Awarded 2015 Strage Junior Faculty Prize

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A $3 million planned gift to support student scholarships

A $3 million planned gift to support student scholarships

Charlotte M. Hamill sought to ensure a TC education for current and future students.

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A Dad’s Career Switch

A Dad’s Career Switch

Nutritional Ecology Scholarship Supports a Dream to Work for Social Change .

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The Call of the Midwife

The Call of the Midwife

Alumna Ruth Lubic has spent a lifetime championing community-based birthing. Now, she and her husband are ensuring that others may follow her lead with the creation of an endowed scholarship in Applied Anthropology. .

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Launching TC's Resilience Center for Veterans & Families

Launching TC's Resilience Center for Veterans & Families

Teachers College celebrated the official launch of its new Resilience Center for Veterans & Families in November 2015 in what TC President Susan Fuhrman called “one of the most important moments in the history of the College.”.

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Enhancing the Power of Early Childhood Learning

Enhancing the Power of Early Childhood Learning

A gift from the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation will enhance education, research and training at TC's Rita Gold Early Childhood Center.

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If You Like the College, You'll Love the Show

If You Like the College, You'll Love the Show

TC's 125th anniversary gala in November 2013 marked the launch of Where The Future Comes First and put the fun back in fundraisers.

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Transformative Education:
The Adventure Continues

Transformative Education:
The Adventure Continues

TC’s first LGBTQ scholar is a Hollywood veteran who is addressing bullying in the workplace.

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Freeing the College to Do
its Best Work

Freeing the College to Do
its Best Work

Campaign milestone man Ron Saltz is a believer in the TC Fund.

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Unbowed

Unbowed

Florence Geffen Scholar Tammy Yi overcame adversity to attend TC and continue her studies as a music educator. Now, she's inspiring today's young violinists.

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TC Establishes Resilience Center for Veterans and Families

TC Establishes Resilience Center for Veterans and Families

New center will unite research and treatment to support service members and their families as they transition to civilian life.

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Music to TC Students' Ears

Music to TC Students' Ears

A generous scholarship bequest from alumna Lydia Morrongiello will extend the legacy of her TC mentor, Robert Pace.

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Ties that Run Deep

Ties that Run Deep

TC's Korean alumni support the College through a unique "crowd-source" donation.

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Realizing Her Dream Amid a Fellowship of Kindred Spirits

Realizing Her Dream Amid a Fellowship of Kindred Spirits

The O'Neill Fellowship has graduated its first cohort of Fellows—and Sarah Duer is one of them.

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The Proof is In the Giving

The Proof is In the Giving

In TC's Campaign, students come first.

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Joy in Life and Learning

Joy in Life and Learning

The Ruth L. Gottesman Mathematics and Science Education Scholarship.

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Empowering TC Students
to Make a Difference

Empowering TC Students
to Make a Difference

The Neukom Family Scholarship.

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Transforming the Lives of Children

Transforming the Lives of Children

Q&A with Bhavini Surana, Recipient of the Mariam and Shervin Korangy Scholarship.

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Gift from Faculty Emerita
Ann Boehm Supports School
Psychology Scholarships

Gift from Faculty Emerita
Ann Boehm Supports School
Psychology Scholarships

A lifetime bequest establishing the Ann E. Boehm and Neville Kaplan School Psychology Fund could ultimately exceed $5 million.

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The Food Network

The Food Network

Scholarship in nutritional ecology supports students who are planting seeds of change.

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Showing Students the Money

Showing Students the Money

Founded and funded by TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, TC's unique Loot Inc. program to improve young people's financial literacy is succeeding where others have failed.

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Friendlier Confines
for Resolving Conflict

Friendlier Confines
for Resolving Conflict

With a gift from Trustee and Campaign Chair Marla Schaefer, TC has renovated the offices of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

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Generosity as a Matter of Policy

Generosity as a Matter of Policy

The Phyllis L. Kossoff Endowed Lecture Series.

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Blazing a Trail for Brazilian Students

Blazing a Trail for Brazilian Students

TC's first Lemann Fellow hopes to connect schools, universities and the working world in her home country.

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Trustee Emerita Abby M. O’Neill Fulfills a Passion for Supporting Aspiring Teachers

Trustee Emerita Abby M. O’Neill Fulfills a Passion for Supporting Aspiring Teachers

Created in 2013, the O’Neill Fellowship graduated its first cohort in spring 2015.

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Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Trustee Edith Shih and UBS China executive David Li support TC's growing involvement with Asian students and education.

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Improving Outcomes for Students in High-Needs Communities

Improving Outcomes for Students in High-Needs Communities

Gifts totaling $725,000 from the Rauch Foundation aim to attract talented students and post-doctoral fellows to TC.

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Investing in the Heart of Teachers College

Investing in the Heart of Teachers College

A generous gift from Camilla and George Smith position the library for the future.

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A Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

A Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

Debra Heinrich was already a nurse when she learned about TC's nursing education program.

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Giving Wings to Students' Dreams

Giving Wings to Students' Dreams

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A Pioneer of Learning Innovation Supports New Technology at TC

A Pioneer of Learning Innovation Supports New Technology at TC

With a gift from Amity P. Buxton, TC has created a prototype "smart classroom" to enable teachers to see and learn how to use 21st century tools.

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A Gift from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Supports Healthier Communities and TC's Capital Projects

A Gift from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Supports Healthier Communities and TC's Capital Projects

The gift from TC’s Board Vice Chair Emerita has established the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at the College, seeded TC’s capital projects and matched the Board’s support for infrastructure.

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Phil Armstrong is a Partner at TC as well as on Wall Street

Phil Armstrong is a Partner at TC as well as on Wall Street

Goldman Sachs Gives is supporting the College's work with Covenant House.

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Not Very Tall, But Bigger Than Life

Not Very Tall, But Bigger Than Life

E. John Rosenwald Jr.

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The Kresge Foundation Supports TC's Community College
Research Center

The Kresge Foundation Supports TC's Community College
Research Center

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Preparing the Next Generation of Literacy Specialists

Preparing the Next Generation of Literacy Specialists

Evalyn Edwards Milman (M.A. ’64).

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A Gala Debut for REACH

A Gala Debut for REACH

TC's 125th Anniversary Gala celebration was the official coming-out party for REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem), the new name for the College's partnership with six local pre-K–12 Harlem public schools..

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TC Wins Federal Innovation Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

TC Wins Federal Innovation Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

The National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching (NCREST) has won a $12 million federal innovation grant for professional development of early college and STEM teachers.

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Learning About the Next Big Thing

Learning About the Next Big Thing

Vanessa Colella (M.A. '96) has moved from education to venture capital, but teaching is at the heart of her work.

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Alumnus Travis J. Bristol Discusses Shortage of Black Male Teachers

Alumnus Travis J. Bristol Discusses Shortage of Black Male Teachers

Bristol (Ph.D. '14, Education Policy), schools and offers some suggestions for policymakers in the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" blog.

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TC Launches $300 Million Fundraising Campaign for the Future

TC Launches $300 Million Fundraising Campaign for the Future

President Susan Fuhrman kicked off Where the Future Comes First: The Campaign for Teachers College—the largest-ever campaign for a graduate school of education—at a November 2013 gala at the Apollo Theater.

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The Doctor Is In—and Multiculturally Competent:
Scholar Choumika Simonis

The Doctor Is In—and Multiculturally Competent:
Scholar Choumika Simonis

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Even the Classrooms Are Smart

Even the Classrooms Are Smart

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Diversity Hits the Books

Diversity Hits the Books

Course Content at TC is Changing to Reflect Female and LGBTQ Students.

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TC Launches the New Teacher Network to Support Early Career Alumni

TC Launches the New Teacher Network to Support Early Career Alumni

The unique professional development program provides recent TC graduates with mentoring, practical resources and support in the critical first three years of teaching.

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Zankel Fellow Nicole Fletcher: A Transformative TC Experience

Zankel Fellow Nicole Fletcher: A Transformative TC Experience

Named for Trustee Emeritus Arthur Zankel, the Zankel Urban Fellows carry on his passion for education by contributing their expertise to programs for underserved urban youth.

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How Poverty Shapes the Brain

How Poverty Shapes the Brain

A study co-authored by TC's Kimberly Noble offers powerful new evidence.

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Goldie Hawn at Academic Festival: A Call for Society to "Mind Up"

Goldie Hawn at Academic Festival: A Call for Society to "Mind Up"

The academy award-winning actress and child advocate Goldie Hawn delivered an impassioned plea for incorporating mindfulness training and education into classroom culture.

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The Fabulous Fifties

The Fabulous Fifties

Half a century later, TC's "Golden Anniversary" alumni share their memories.

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Live Poets Society

Live Poets Society

Edmund Adjapong is using hip-hop to engage teens in science.

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Inspiring Careers in STEM Fields

Inspiring Careers in STEM Fields

A Generous Gift by TC Trustee Ruth Gottesman Creates Scholarships for Preservice Science and Math Teachers.

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2015 Winter Provost Series

2015 Winter Provost Series

Professor Bonanno's talk was titled: "Beyond PTSD and Resilience: Understanding the Diverse Response People Have to Potentially Traumatic Events".

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Connecting Science
to People's Lives

Connecting Science
to People's Lives

Maritza Macdonald (Ed.D. '95).

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Why I Went Back to School: Ph.D. candidate Basil Smikle on why he's studying education policy at TC

Why I Went Back to School: Ph.D. candidate Basil Smikle on why he's studying education policy at TC

Basil Smikle (M.A. '96).

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Around the World in 39 Days: Global TC Day 2015

Around the World in 39 Days: Global TC Day 2015

This summer, Global TC Day 2015 united TC alumni, current and newly admitted students, faculty, staff and friends at more than 42 events in 19 U.S. States, 12 countries and 40 cities all over the world.

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Paying Dividends: In Year Three, TC's Cowin Financial Literacy Project Truly Hits Its Stride

Paying Dividends: In Year Three, TC's Cowin Financial Literacy Project Truly Hits Its Stride

In year three and reaching teachers nationwide, TC's Cowin Financial Literacy Project Loot Inc. is hitting its stride.

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Barbra Streisand Honors Her Father With a Bequest in His Name

Barbra Streisand Honors Her Father With a Bequest in His Name

A bequest by singer and actress Barbra Streisand will establish the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund to carry on her father’s legacy through the work of future teachers and educators.

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Creating the Path

Creating the Path

Vice Dean A. Lin Goodwin has established the TR@TC2 teaching residency program.

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Setting a Dream in Motion

Setting a Dream in Motion

A donor’s gift will establish a new movement sciences clinic at TC.

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TC's Ryan Baker: A Learning Experience for a Learning Analyst

TC's Ryan Baker: A Learning Experience for a Learning Analyst

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Dresses That Blink

Dresses That Blink

"New Gifts" exhibit ushers in new creative technologies concentration in Arts and Arts Education.

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Celebrating Global TC Day 2015
in Singapore

Celebrating Global TC Day 2015
in Singapore

TC Professor A. Lin Goodwin Celebrates 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Christine Lee Kim Eng (Ed.D. ’92) at this year’s Global TC Day in Singapore.

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The Right Man for the Job

The Right Man for the Job

New Alumni Association President Jeffrey Putman is a social media whiz who cares about students.

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Top-Drawer Entrepreneur

Top-Drawer Entrepreneur

Alumna Lida Orzeck (Ph.D. ’72) was a psychology researcher who started a values-driven lingerie business. Go figure.

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Two Against Taboo

Two Against Taboo

Dalal and Alaa Alhomaizi, who graduate next week, are making mental health public in Kuwait.

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Motivating Employees by Treating Them Well

Motivating Employees by Treating Them Well

Galit Ben-Joseph (M.A. ’98) .

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Everyone Has Genius

Everyone Has Genius

Patrick Ko (M.A. ’10).

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Igniting the Spark

Igniting the Spark

The TC Provost's Investment Fund backs promising faculty work.

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Still Making a Splash

Still Making a Splash

As America ages, aquatic superstar Jane Katz rides a new wave.

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Blazing a Spiritual Path

Blazing a Spiritual Path

Professor of Psychology & Education Lisa Miller has launched new programs and a center based on the science that underlies the connections between spirituality and health.

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An Education Scriptwriter Who's Canned the Spinach

An Education Scriptwriter Who's Canned the Spinach

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TC Donor: Erin Leider-Pariser
(M.A. '88)

TC Donor: Erin Leider-Pariser
(M.A. '88)

The owner and founder of STAT (Sports Travel Adventure Therapy) on why she gives to TC.

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TC Donor: Beverly Elmyra Johnson
(M.A. '86)

TC Donor: Beverly Elmyra Johnson
(M.A. '86)

A former elementary and middle school guidance counselor, kindergarten teacher and education professor on why she gives to TC.

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TC Donor: Susan Sarnoff Bram
(M.A. '87)

TC Donor: Susan Sarnoff Bram
(M.A. '87)

A former teacher, member of TC's Campaign and Partnership Schools committees and supporter of TC's REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem) partnership on why she gives to TC.

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Teachers College Community School (TCCS)

Teachers College Community School (TCCS)

A National Model for Community Schools and University–Public School Partnership.

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TC Donor: Patricia Green
(M.A. ’63)

TC Donor: Patricia Green
(M.A. ’63)

A TC Trustee and longtime supporter has created a general scholarship for TC students.

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Honoring a Champion of the History
of Education

Honoring a Champion of the History
of Education

A planned gift from Trustee and Alumna Sue Ann Weinberg Will establish the Lawrence A. Cremin Professorship in the History of Education.

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From the Peace Corps to NYC Classrooms

From the Peace Corps to NYC Classrooms

The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program has enriched the educations and lives of thousands of students in New York City’s high-needs schools for more than 25 years.

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TC Joins with the Tyler Clementi Foundation to Offer LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship

TC Joins with the Tyler Clementi Foundation to Offer LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship

In collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation, founded by Jane Clementi and her husband, Joe, TC is offering for the first time an LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship for students interested in a career that supports LGBTQ populations in the fields of health, education, and psychology.

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Honoring the Memory of a Loved One

Honoring the Memory of a Loved One

Lisa Goldberg and her sisters honor the memory of their mother, TC alumna Bernice H. Goldberg (Ed.D. '77), by sponsoring an Annual Fund Scholar in her name.

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Scholar Spotlight: Zankel Urban Fellow Crystal Chen

Scholar Spotlight: Zankel Urban Fellow Crystal Chen

Publishing the Hearts and Minds of NYC Students.

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Nanzhu Scholar in Math Education Seeks to “Enrich the Lives of Scholars in China”

Nanzhu Scholar in Math Education Seeks to “Enrich the Lives of Scholars in China”

Bowen Liu, a first-year EdD student in mathematics education, plans to use his education at TC to enhance and enrich the lives of scholars in China..

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Out of the Frying Pan and into the Kitchen

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Kitchen

Leaving the News Biz for More Life-Sustaining Pursuits.

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Jaffe Peace Corps Fellow Helps School Targeted for Renewal

Jaffe Peace Corps Fellow Helps School Targeted for Renewal

As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching math in a Liberian high school, Alex Abbondola learned to work without a playbook. Perhaps that’s why he has so appreciated his subsequent experience in TC's Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program..

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Here's to History Repeating Itself

Here's to History Repeating Itself

On opening night at the New York Historical Society, hopes for a future even brighter than TC’s past.

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Supporting Those Who Support Others: Duquès Scholarship to Promote Social Justice

Supporting Those Who Support Others: Duquès Scholarship to Promote Social Justice

Duquès Scholarship to Promote Social Justice.

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Safe Spaces in Tough Places

Safe Spaces in Tough Places

Bronx Native Dena Simmons (Ed.D. '14) Helps Teens from Similar Circumstance.

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Orzeck Scholars Seek Peace and Understanding

Orzeck Scholars Seek Peace and Understanding

The first recipients of the Lida A. Orzeck Scholarship Fund, Regina Kim and Nick Redding, were inspired by the work of TC Professor Emeritus Morton Deutsch, a trailblazer in the field of conflict resolution. .

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