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Priscilla Wohlstetter: Helping Educators Implement the Common Core. Jan. 8, 2014

What is helping the Common Core succeed in NYC? Is New York City on track to ensure that the new Common Core standards will address academic achievement gaps and build skills like problem solving and persistence that also are crucial to college and career readiness? What steps should the next administration take to ensure this happens? Published: 1/10/2014 9:31:00 AM

Michael Rebell in the Daily News: Cuomo's Obligation to your Kids. Jan. 6, 2014

TC's Michael Rebell to Gov. Cuomo "Fund Schools, not Tax Cuts." The Executive Director of the Campaign for Educational Equity writes in The New York Daily News that if Cuomo's estimated $2 billion surplus is real, the state should start paying down its $4 billion debt to schools. Published: 1/10/2014

Aaron Pallas Offers Mayor de Blasio Some School Advice

On WNYC's SchoolBook blog, Aaron Pallas offers five cost-conscious tips for improving NYC schools. Published: 1/6/2014 5:36:00 PM

Priscilla Wohlstetter in WNYC's School Book blog. Dec. 9, 2013

Love 'em or hate 'em, charter schools are going to be with us for the foreseeable future, argues TC's Priscilla Wohlstetter Published: 12/11/2013 3:37:00 PM

Winners of the 2013-2014 Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship is open to TC students, regardless of their department or program, whose dissertation research has the potential to inform societal efforts to improve educational opportunity, achievement, or equity. This research should be focused on an important policy issue at any level of government, reflect potential for policy utility, and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected journals. Our view of policy relevance is a broad one, encompassing research that affects policy indirectly by shifting public understanding of societal challenges and opportunities for effective intervention. Published: 11/20/2013 11:16:00 AM

Scott-Clayton Testifies Before Senate HELP Committee

Professor Scott-Clayton testified before the Senate HELP Committee about gaps in college enrollment and the effects of financial aid, and made suggestions for reform. Published: 11/14/2013 1:16:00 PM

Thomas Bailey in the NYT Room for Debate. Oct. 29, 2013

Prof. Bailey, Director of TC's Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, writes in the New York Times Room for Debate, that having high schools, colleges, and institutions collaborate can increase high school graduation and college success. graduation and college success. Published: 11/4/2013 11:24:00 AM

Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System

Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System

The Assistant Professor at the Community College Research Center proposes major structural changes to improve college student outcomes. Published: 10/31/2013

New grant for Henry Levin and the CBCSE, TC News March 18

New grant for Henry Levin and the CBCSE, TC News March 18

What does it cost the society if students fail to graduate? Prof. Henry Levin and his colleague, Clive Belfield, Professor of Economics at Queens College, have been working for years to answer this and other similar questions at TC Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education.
 
"Now, backed by a $500,000 grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to undertake a project entitled “Cost-effectiveness analysis of educational alternatives,” the Center is making its methods widely available for other researchers.

The goal of the IES-funded project is to demonstrate how to conduct cost-effectiveness analysis in education and to promote its use among policymakers to improve the productivity of resource allocation decisions. Eight people are working on the project, including Levin, Belfield, Fiona Hollands (Associate Director of CBCSE and 2003 alumna of TC Politics and Education Ph.D. program), Henan Cheng (post-doctoral fellow and alumna of TC), doctoral students Brooks Bowden, Robert Shand, Yilin Pan, and Barbara Hanisch-Cerda, a master’s degree student recently accepted into the doctoral program."
 
Read the whole article in TC News http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?articleID=8913
(3/18/2013)

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