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NY Times Cites Peter Bergman's Study

The NY Times story, "Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge," cites Professor Bergman's work with a Los Angeles school sending personalized text messages to parents of middle and high school students. Published: 1/19/2015 1:30:00 PM

Thomas Bailey Widely Quoted in Major Media Outlets on President Obama's Proposed Community College Plan

Professor Bailey was quoted in multiple news stories about President Obama's proposed plan to offer students two years of free tuition at community colleges, including those in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Published: 1/11/2015 5:39:00 PM

USA Today Story on Diversity Quotes Amy Stuart Wells

Professor Wells states that consciously bringing together students of different races is useful and that putting kids in segregated schools "is not good preparation for the 21st century." Published: 1/11/2015 5:24:00 PM

Jeffrey Henig's lecture at the University of Virginia on The Politics of Educational Research. Dec. 5, 2014.

EPSA's Jeffrey Henig spoke on "The Politics of Educational Research" on Friday December 5th, 2014 as part of the Curry Research Lectureship Series at the University of Virginia. Drawing on the research he undertook in writing his book Spin Cycle, he explained the political dimensions of education research as they play out in controversial areas like market-based reform, high stakes testing and teacher assessment. Published: 12/19/2014 12:09:00 PM

EPSA leads a conference on the VERGARA, DAVIDS, AND WRIGHT case. Dec.3. 2014

On December 3rd, Teachers College, Columbia University hosted a national conference that focused on the Vergara, Davids, and Wright cases, which concern the impact of teacher tenure on low-'income and minority students. Panels included both supporters and critics of the Vergara/Wright approach. Published: 12/19/2014 11:39:00 AM

Luis Huerta in the New York Times, Dec. 11, 2014.

"Policy makers should resist being seduced by achievement scores and, instead, hold charter schools accountable and aligned with the long-standing purpose of public schools." Prof. Huerta's article High-Suspension Rates at Charter Schools Don't Help Students appeared in the Opinion Pages, Room for Debate of the NYT on Dec. 11, 2014. Published: 12/11/2014 3:29:00 PM

TC's Henry Levin Honored by San Marcos University

Henry Levin (right) with Elias Mejia, Dean of San Marco University

Henry Levin (right) with Elias Mejia, Dean of San Marco University's Faculty in Education

Henry Levin, TC’s William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, has received an honorary doctorate from San Marcos University in Peru, the oldest university in the Americas. 

Speaking at a ceremony in Lima in September, Elias Mejia, Dean of the university’s Faculty in Education, praised Levin for his “outstanding academic career and firm commitment to quality education” and expressed the desire to become allies with both TC and Columbia in creating better education professionals and encouraging innovative research.  

Mejia said the degree also honors Levin for his role in creating and expanding the Accelerated Schools Project, a program that restructures schools’ organizations, curricula and instruction to help students realize their full academic, social and physical potential. Levin developed the program in 1986, and it has since been implemented in more than 1,000 schools around the world.  

Levin is Director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education and Co-director of the Center for Cost-Benefit Studies in Education, both based at Teachers College. He also holds honorary degrees from Monmouth College in Illinois and Maastricht University in Holland.
 


(10/12/2012)

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