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Summer 2010 Volume 15 Number 9

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In this issue:

Changing Faces on TC's Board
Four new trustees--Douzinas, Lipp, Nelson and Taylor--have joined the Teachers College Board, while two long-time members--Hart and Krukowski--have concluded their service

Redefining Accountability
Speaking at TC, Diane Ravitch, no longer convinced that the strategies favored by NCLB are benefiting underperforming schools, provides a post-mortem on NCLB

A Forum for Candid Conversations
A student-run Racial Literacy Roundtable series offered participants the opportunity to freely examine issues of race, class, privilege and access--looking at their own biases as well as that of others

Serving in the City
The College welcomes the first cohort of Teaching Residents@Teachers College (TR@TC), a group of twenty students eager to make a difference in urban education 

TC At Work: Mark Gadsden
Mark Gadsden, a Public Safety Officer and a Fire Safety Director at TC, has published two books--one chronicles his experiences as a peacekeeper and watchman at some of the City's most popular nightclubs

Providing Options in a Tough Market
TC's Career Services Office has redoubled its efforts amid a changing landscape

Learning from Scratch
TC hosts a day devoted to creating educational video games  

Speaking Worlds: Tales From Immigrant Students
From Haiti to Tibet, hundreds of young immigrant students and their families and teachers gathered to read from and celebrate the students' oral histories, recently published by TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI)

Cahn Fellows Improve Student Performance
Recent studies show efficacy of TC leadership program--finding that schools run by Cahn Fellow graduates out-performed their peers in terms of student English language arts and math scores, attendance, graduation rates, school environment surveys and Department of Education quality review.

Summer Reading
Books by four TC faculty members, ranging in focus from educational equity to adult learning

Student Outreach Recognition Day
The Office of School and Community Partnerships hosted the 2010 Student Outreach Showcase, a multimedia exhibition highlighting TC students' outreach in New York City schools in May. 

Stories of Imagination
On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the Cowin Center was packed with an audience eager to hear Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio and other award-winning authors read from Stories  

Book on Microaggressions Wins Award
Derald Wing Sue, TC Professor of Psychology and Education, will be awarded the first-ever UnityFirst.com National Diversity and Inclusion Book Prize in recognition of his recently published book, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (John Wiley and Sons, 2010).

TC Mourns the Passing of Longtime Employees Dominick Gennaro and Emily Fortis
Two long-time members of the TC community passed away the last week of June. Dominic Gennaro, who worked as lead electrician in the Facilities Department, passed away on June 28; and Emily Fortis, who worked in TC's Purchasing Department, passed away on June 30.

TC Holds Its Second Annual Cook Off and Tasting Celebration
TC staff, faculty and students flocked to the Second Annual Cook-off and Tasting Celebration, to sample the culinary creations of eleven folks from across the TC community.

Staff News
Welcoming new employees and celebrating staff anniversaries

TC touched by A-Bomb Survivors
The TC community was moved by three atomic bomb survivors who visited TC in May and shared their stories

Children's Art Carnival
Between June 7-June 18, 2010, the walls of Macy Gallery were lined with eye-catching, colorful artworks during the Children's Art Carnival

Thirty Years of 'Making Something from Nothing'
Entrepreneurship is the focus at a reunion of TC's Arts Administration Program

Better Together
Brilliant minds coming together to transform lives.



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