TC Hosts U.S. Secretary of Education for Major Policy Address
Published in Policy
That will be one of the key take-home messages delivered by Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, as part of a major policy address on October 22nd in New York City. Hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University, the speech will help set direction for the Obama administration on the issue of teacher preparation.Duncan will speak at Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, at 114th Street, on the Columbia campus, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 22.
Space will be limited at this event Members of the media may contact Joe Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-678-3176; or Patty Lamiell, email@example.com, 212-678-3979, for a reservation, which will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.Duncan, who will inaugurate TC’s Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture, will be introduced by TC president Susan Fuhrman. His speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience, which will include Teachers College faculty and students, as well as New York City public school teachers, politicians and others.
Earlier this month, Teachers College was selected by the U.S. Department of Education to receive $9.75 million, five-year federal grant that will fund a new Teaching Residents Program at the College. The program will recruit academically talented, diverse individuals from under-represented groups – for example, returning Peace Corps volunteers, veterans from the Armed Forces, and mid-career changers—and transform them into exemplary, highly qualified teachers who can capably meet the needs of children and youth in high-need, urban school districts such as New York City.