News from EPSA
The Assistant Professor at the Community College Research Center proposes major structural changes to improve college student outcomes. Published: 10/31/2013
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
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
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
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
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
Basil Smikle, Politics & Education Ph.D. candidate, shares his voice on the NYC mayoral race in the New York Times. Published: 9/16/2013 3:58:00 PM
Travis Bristol, former high school English teacher in New York City public schools, who is currently a clinical teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program, as well as a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. Published: 9/4/2013 6:37:00 PM
TC's Henry Levin Honored by San Marcos University
Henry Levin (right) with Elias Mejia, Dean of San Marco University's Faculty in Education
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.