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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

TC's Campaign for Educational Equity Collaborates on New Pre-K Proposal

The Campaign, along with the Center for Children's Initiatives, released a comprehensive proposal to make quality preschool available in New York State. Published: 10/28/2013 3:14:00 PM

Henig and Neumann Are Elected Members of the National Academy of Education

Henig and Neumann Are Elected Members of the National Academy of Education

Teachers College faculty members Jeffrey Henig and Anna Neumann have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education for their contributions to educational research and policy development. Published: 2/7/2013

Judy Scott-Clayton on College Rankings in the New York Times

Judith Scott-Clayton weighs in on the difficulty of ranking higher education institutions in an article in the New York Times. Published: 10/28/2013 12:07:00 PM

Judy Scott-Clayton in the New York Times, Sept. 25, 2013.

Professor Judy Scott-Clayton, a faculty member in the Economics and Education program at the EPSA department, shared her opinion on a nationwide outreach program by the College Board, the group that administers the SAT. The program tries to persuade more low-income high school seniors who scored high on standardized tests to apply to select colleges. Her voice was included in the New York Times' article by David Leonhardt, A Nudge to Poorer Students to Aim High on Colleges. Published: 9/26/2013 12:07:00 PM

Priscilla Wohlstetter featured in TC Media Center, Sept. 25, 2013

Twenty-one years after the first charter schools opened in Minnesota, what do we know about charter school performance in the United States? TC's Priscilla Wohlstetter and co-authors bring new information to a longstanding debate. Published: 9/25/2013 4:13:00 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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