Literacy is the freedom to expand one's thought, one's mind, one's confidence," says Evalyn Edwards Milman (M.A. '64), who has given Teachers College $1 million to establish the Evalyn Edwards Milman Literacy Fellowship.
In a special message to the TC community, Associate Vice President Nancy Streim announces that Teachers College and the New York City Department of Education are proposing to open a new public elementary school for children living in Community School District 5.
Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships, talks about her team's efforts to position the College as a leader in university-assisted schooling and strengthen the community that Teachers College shares with its neighbors.
At a meeting with the local community, TC's Nancy Streim tells residents: "For our vision of the school to come to life, we recognize how important it is to build community ties to make this not our school, but your school."
Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships at Teachers College, told the newspaper that TC's proposed pre-K-8 public school (which is likely to open in September 2011 in northern Manhattan), could feature charter-style approaches like a longer school day and intensive summer terms.