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2006 Annual Report: Questions and Answers on Critical Issues in Education Available


2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

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The 2006 Annual Report is now available in print and online. In addition to a recap of the year at Teachers College, it explores six questions everyone is asking about education.

Table of contents:

A Letter from the President
Nearly a year into her job, Susan H. Fuhrman sees much to celebrate and much more to do if TC is to fulfill its mission of creating excellence and equity in education.

2006: The Year in Review
TC names a new President, evaluates NCLB, increases financial aid, opens a new conference center, develops a curriculum around Hurricane Katrina and wins accreditation for its Japan campus.

2006: Research Highlights
New studies focus on cancer prevention, math teaching skills, "over-scheduling" in affluent children, community colleges and more.

Six questions everyone is asking about education-'"and some answers from TC for policymakers and people in the field.

How Can Schools Promote Multicultural Understanding?
Inspired by his own experience at the convergence of cultures, a TC researcher is studying Muslim students in U.S. public schools post-9/11.

What Really Works When It Comes To Closing The Achievement Gap?
How should the nation invest its education dollars? What's the payoff-'"and for whom?

What is the Role of the Arts in 21st Century Schools?
Whether its music, visual art, dance or other pursuits, TC faculty and students see arts education as critical to learning and life.

How Can Schools Teach Citizenship?
A curriculum developed at TC that focuses on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath asks "What kind of country do we want to be?"

Does Phys Ed Really Matter?
Work by TC faculty is helping to reveal a direct link between brawn and brain-'"and new strategies for strengthening it.

Technology is Cool, But How Can We Use It To Help Kids Learn?
At TC, computers, robots and more are being harnessed to maximize what we know about instruction.

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