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Center on History and Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

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With the start of the new academic year, the Teachers College Center on History and Education (CHE) is pleased to announce the launch of a blog. We’ve moved to a new digital platform and the time is just right to create this space. With the history of education in New York City as our focus, we’ve grown in a steady direction since 2012 when CHE was founded with the generous support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a gift from Teachers College Trustee Sue Ann Weinberg. 

We’d like to share some of the backstory of what the Center on History and Education does.  We will comment on our support of new scholarship in the history of education in New York City and ways in which educational history can support the development of historical literacy in public elementary and secondary classrooms. In doing so, we’ll be reporting from within and drawing upon others steeped in the history of education and the practice of teaching history in the public school classroom to contribute here.

One directional cue. Since so much has developed in the recent past that is important to the Center’s stated goals, we’ll first take a glance back at some of our program initiatives to lay the way forward.

Thank you for your interest.

More to come soon.