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Volume XI, No.5 ♦ 2/2006

  • A Dose of Realpolitik

    A Dose of Realpolitik

    How to argue for increased education funding at a time when society seems more focused on Medicare, terrorism, the environment and other issues?
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • CEO&I: Offering Some Real "I" to CEO

    CEO&I: Offering Some Real "I" to CEO's

    When Ann Armstrong arrived at TC in the fall as the new head of the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I), her goal was the obvious one: to step up performance for an organization that was originally aimed-'"but hasn't always been successful-'"at creating alternative revenue streams for the College. But with 25 years spent delivering education and learning solutions to corporate America, Armstrong came with a strategy for realizing that goal that was entirely new: to put together programs that help corporations meet multiple needs and deliver them through TC's infrastructure.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Diversity Before Equity?

    Diversity Before Equity?

    Educators from all ideological camps want to overcome the nation's gap in educational equity. But can there be equity without diversity? That was a central question pondered at the Winter Symposium hosted in December by the Faculty Executive Committee's Subcommittee on Race, Culture and Diversity. The featured speakers were Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education; Kim Reid, Professor of Education; and Felicia Moore, Assistant Professor of Science Education.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Education Diplomacy

    Education Diplomacy

    Professor Mun Tsang spoke at the education roundtable of the Conference on China-U.S. Relations, held in Beijing in November. Tsang, who promotes education exchanges through TC's Center on Chinese Education, argued that not only the governments of the two nations, but also individuals and institutions, must engage with one another to ensure ongoing positive relations. Attended by leaders from government, business and academe, the Conference was organized in part by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Tsang briefed former President Bush and other senior U.S. government officials about TC's collaborative efforts with China.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Extracurriculars

    Extracurriculars

    This December, the children of the Rita Gold preschool program held a bake sale to raise money to purchase toys. But the toys were not for keeping; the children then donated them to the annual book and toy drive to benefit the children of the Bloomingdale Family Program, a Head Start preschool located just south of Morningside Heights. The drive was organized by the TC Office of the Web.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Going Wild With Science In The City

    Going Wild With Science In The City

    Who says that environmental science can only be taught in the woods or a swamp filled with tadpoles and bugs? Certainly not TC's Urban Science Education Center, which will soon present a city-based environmental science program to teachers in New York City public schools.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Grading Equity

    Grading Equity

    Richard Rothstein agrees with No Child Left Behind supporters on at least one point: Holding schools accountable for improving children's reading and writing skills will, in fact, eventually lead to improvement in those skills. The problem, as Rothstein outlined it on Monday evening, January 30th during the first of a three-part Teachers College lecture series known as the Tisch Lectures, is that only those skills will improve-'"to the detriment of others that are equally important.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Lunching With A Legend

    Lunching With A Legend

    One reason students come to Teachers College is the impressive number of historical figures in education who once walked these very halls.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Meeting the Master

    Meeting the Master

    Dan Kramarsky, who in December was named the first recipient of the Maxine Greene Fellowship in Philosophy and Education, shakes hands with Maxine Greene. The Greene fellowship will be given yearly to a student who has done excellent work in Teachers College's Department of Philosophy and Education
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • On Disability

    It's the rallying cry of disabled people conducting research on disabilities: "Nothing About Us, Without Us." It's meaning is simple: the disabled must be part of any discussion about their well-being.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Remembering Mrs. King

    Remembering Mrs. King

    "I believe teachers in America are the force that defines the quality of America's future."
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Stressbusters

    Stressbusters

    Massages in the tc cafeteria in December, courtesy of the Stressbusters campaign. Run by Alice!, Columbia's Health Promotion Program, Stressbusters seeks to increase student health awareness and reduce stress during final exams. For more information, contact: stressbusters@columbia.edu
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Student Profile- Pursuing Her Inner Wonk

    Student Profile- Pursuing Her Inner Wonk

    Kristie Kauerz combines policy and research to seek better opportunities for children.
    Published: 2/23/2006

  • Walking The Talk In Harlem

    Walking The Talk In Harlem

    When TC dedicated its Harlem offices in December as the new Edmund W. Gordon Campus, it marked more than the life work of an exceptional scholar and human being.
    Published: 2/23/2006