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Susan H. Fuhrman, Authority on School Reform, Is TC's Next President

Susan H. Fuhrman, a leading authority on school reform and an early analyst of the state-level school standards movement, has been named the 10th president of Teachers College, Columbia University.

"I learned everything I needed to know at Teachers College," Dr. Fuhrman told a gathering of the College's faculty, staff and trustees on the eve of her formal appointment. "Walking the halls where John Dewey, Edmund Gordon, Lawrence Cremin, Maxine Greene and others walked, you couldn't fail to understand the power of ideas to change the world." She said that her agenda for the College will be about "living up to the legacy" by "engaging directly with policymakers and practitioners as they do their work, to ensure that we not only build knowledge but put it to use."

This article appeared on on May 9th, 2006.

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