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Teachers College Community School (TCCS)
Teachers College, Columbia University
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The Teachers College Community School in partnership with the Department of Education is a university-assisted, non-selective community school that applies state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices in teaching, learning and child development. The educational program is designed to develop each student’s knowledge and skills, love of learning and individual strengths as the foundation for academic and life success. A focus on global awareness celebrates the diversity of the community and prepares students for the social demands of the 21st century. The school's vision also integrates delivery of services for children and families that help students optimize educational opportunities. Supplementary educational services including early childhood programming, family literacy, after school programming as well as social and health services are provided. With the support of Teachers College, the school will serve as a hub for curriculum development, educational research and evaluation related to key questions in teaching and learning. The school is an active professional development site for pre-service and experienced educators and a center for community educational programming.