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Ann E. Boehm (Ph.D. '66), TC Professor Emerita of Psychology and Education, has made a lifetime bequest to TC that could ultimately exceed $5 million.
"I do see progress -- we're more aware now of the negative outcomes of our words and actions. But there is much more to be done," Jane Clementi said at a TC panel discussion in November.
Generosity as a Matter of Policy
Phyllis Kossoff and Arne Duncan
Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election
One major reason for that success, beyond the College's longstanding track record of shaping data-driven policy through research, practice and dialogue, is the generosity of Phyllis L. Kossoff, distinguished alumna scholarship supporter and member of the President’s Advisory Council. Through the Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture on Education and Policy, the College has hosted key figures such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents; and Dennis Walcott former Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools. Most recently, in Fall 2012, the Kossoff Lecture featured a debate between the education advisors of President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Teachers College is most grateful to Phyllis Kossoff for helping to establish it as, quite literally, the premier address for the national conversation about education writ large.