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In TC People section of TC News, Joe Levine introduces M.A. degree student in Education Policy, Amanda Washington, where she talks about her interests, her family, her inspirations, her work, and her road to Teachers College. Published: 2/28/2014 10:27:00 AM
"...political observers say that the common core, because of its intimate connection to the classroom, is likely to fail without strong teacher-'"and union-'"buy-in." Read the full article "Common-Core Tensions Cause Union Heartburn" in the Feb. 18 issue of Education Week. Published: 2/25/2014 2:23:00 PM
In the NYT article "Magnet Schools Find a Renewed Embrance in Cities" Prof. Jeff Henig joins a discussion on how US urban districts, such as Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark and Washington, are reconsidering magnet schools as traditional public schools come under increasing pressure from charter schools and vouchers for private schools. Published: 2/25/2014 2:10:00 PM
Mayor Bill de Blasio says when it comes to universal pre-kindergarten, time is of essence. Prof. Michael Rebell joins the discussion on NY1 TV news. Published: 1/31/2014 12:06:00 PM
Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education, who earned her Ph.D. from TC in 1991, is a leading authority on educational policy, race and education, charter schools, school desegregation, and school choice policy. Published: 1/23/2014 10:24:00 AM
Basil Smikle is a political strategist and adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Published: 1/17/2014 12:27:00 PM
Former TC Sachs lecturer David Kirp cites a study co-authored by Henry Levin, William H. Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, which found that an academic and financial support program for one community college student costing $4,000 per year reaps "whopping" $200,000 in taxpayer benefits. Published: 1/14/2014 11:05:00 AM
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
Henig and Neumann Are Elected Members of the National Academy of Education
Anna Neumann, Professor of Higher Education
Jeffrey Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education
Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education, is Chair of TC’s Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis. His work has focused on privatization and school choice, race and urban politics, the politics of urban education reform and the politics of education research. He is the author of Spin Cycle: How Research Is Used in Policy Debates, The Case of Charter Schools (Russell Sage Foundation/The Century Foundation, 2008), which won the 2010 Outstanding Book Award of the American Education Research Association. He also co-edited, with TC faculty member Henry Levin and Katrina E. Bulkley of Montclair State University, Between Public and Private: Politics, Governance, and the New Portfolio Models for Urban School Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2010).
Neumann, Professor of Higher Education and Director of TC’s Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education, has focused her research on, among other things, teaching and learning in urban colleges and universities serving first-generation learners. Her most recent book, Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), analyzes the scholarly learning and development of 78 early midcareer professors in diverse disciplines and fields and working at five major American research universities. Neumann has been named a Fellow of the American Education Research Association (AERA) for "exceptional scientific and scholarly contributions to education research" and "significant contributions to the field." She is a recipient of the AERA Division J Exemplary Research Award presented to scholars “whose published research has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and understanding in the field of higher education.” She also is the immediate past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Henig and Neumann were among 12 new education leaders elected to NAEd membership.
“The newly elected members are preeminent leaders in their respective areas of educational research, and they are recognized for the extraordinary influence that they have had on education in the U.S. and abroad,” said TC President Fuhrman, who also serves as NAEd President.
The NAEd advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.