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Vinz, Ruth
Enid & Lester Morse Professor in Teacher Education
English Education
Arts & Humanities
212-678-3191

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ON SABBATICAL UNTIL FALL 2015

Educational Background

B.S. in Secondary Education: Majors in English and Social Sciences, Montana State University; M.A. in Secondary Education: History Emphasis, Boise State University; Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning: English Education, New York University.

Scholarly Interests

Teacher Preparation and the Professional Education of Teachers. Culturally Responsive Teaching. The Teaching and Learning of Secondary School Literacies.    

Selected Publications

Composing A Teaching Life (Heinemann, Boynton/Cook).
On Writing Qualitative Research: Living by Words (Falmer).
"Horrorscapes: (In)Forming adolescent identity and desire" (Journal of Curriculum Theorizing).
"Opening moves: Conversations on the first year of teaching" (English Education). 
"The things we carry: Working ‘In Relation' to the past" (English Education). 
"Cautions against canonizing (an) other literature" (Becoming (Other)Wise: Critical perspectives on reading literature, Calendar Island). 

Ruth Vinz taught middle and high school students for twenty-three years before coming to Teachers College. She is a Professor in the English Education Program and the Enid and Lester Morse Endowed Chair in Teacher Education. She directs the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers. Ruth is the co-author of several books, Inside Out, Recasting the Text, Learning the Landscapes and Writing Qualitative Research. Her book, Composing A Teaching Life, received the Richard Meade award for outstanding research published in English education in 1997. She is co-author of the Houghton Mifflin Daybooks, a new 6-12 grade series of reading and writing literature books used in thousands of secondary classrooms, both nationally and internationally. In the most recent book, Becoming (Other)Wise, Ruth Vinz collaborated with other Program faculty and New York City teachers-Greg Hamilton, Juliette LaMontagne, Erick Gordon and Bill Lundgren-in an examination of multicultural literature education and cultural criticism as literacy events. Her research interests include cultural literacies, particularly focused on adolescent readers' practices, constructed and constructing identities of teachers, and traditions and representations of research-in-practice. Various articles or book chapters demonstrate this range of interests. See, for example, "Cautions Against Canonizing (An)Other Literature" in C. McCarthy, Social Epistemology and Multicultural Education. New York: Routledge (2000); "Learning The Blues: Beyond Essentialist Readings of Cultural Texts" in C. McCarthy. Sound Identities: New York: Peter Lange (2000); "You Can't Tame a Polecat By Caging It" in Joseph Trimmer (Ed.). Narration As Inquiry. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, Boynton/Cook (1999); "Horrorscapes: (In)Forming Adolescent Identity and Desire" in Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. 12(4); and "Opening Moves: Conversations on the First Year of Teaching" in English Education. 27(3).

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/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

/articles/2013/september/ruth-vinz/

Strange Harvest from the Garden State

The New Jersey of author Debbie Jones (MA '98) lies somewhere between Washington Irving and The X-Files

/articles/2012/july/strange-harvest-from-the-garden-state/

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

Research in Practice: Finding Answers in the Classroom

/articles/2012/april/research-in-practice-finding-answers-in-the-classroom/

SPI Summer Institute Focuses on Ways to Take Student Voices Public

TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) held its annual Summer Institute in early July.

/articles/2011/august/spi-summer-institute-focuses-on-ways-to-take-student-voices-/

Student Press Initiative to Hold Second Annual Summer Institute

How can schools transform students from passive readers and indifferent writers into active, engaged, creative young people who are motivated by the desire to communicate and be heard?

/articles/2011/june/student-press-initiative-to-hold-second-annual-summer-instit/

Finding Data in Students' Stories

Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds

/articles/2011/may/finding-data-in-students-stories/

A Teaching Life

In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools

/articles/2010/may/a-teaching-life/

Teaching through Publishing

For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum

/articles/2010/may/teaching-through-publishing/

Putting Standards to the Test

During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere?

/articles/2013/june/putting-standards-to-the-test/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift

With a $10.8 million gift, the Campaign for Teachers College has surpassed its $140 million goal and continues. The gift, the largest in TC's history, is from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift/

Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.

/media-center/highlights/campaign-exceeds-goal-with-108-million-gift-gerard-and-lilo-leeds-fund-the-na/

The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.

/media-center/highlights/the-riverside-church-awards-teachers-college-15-million-for-teacher-developmen/

Rikers Island Inmates Tell Their Stories Through Teachers College Student Press Initiative

Published in a limited edition in early May by the Student Press Initiative (SPI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Killing the Sky provided six incarcerated young men the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of their lived experiences in printed form.

/media-center/highlights/rikers-island-inmates-tell-their-stories-through-teachers-college-student-press-/

TC Education Zone Partnership Unites College’s Collaborations with City Schools

A key component of Teachers College's newly launched Campaign for Education Equity is demonstration projects that implement and test Campaign research in real communities, families and schools through programs that have the potential to become national models. Discover the TC Education Zone Partnership.

/media-center/highlights/tc-education-zone-partnership-unites-collegeas-collaborations-with-city-school/

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems

/articles/2013/december/taking-a-page-from-the-worlds-best-schools/

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education