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The Teachers College Annual Report

2005 ♦ 8/2006

  • 2005 at TC: The Year in Review

    2005 at TC: The Year in Review

    The College strengthens its efforts in teacher education and policy research, redoubles its commitment to lifelong learning, launches a new Campaign for Educational Equity, hosts a groundbreaking symposium on the costs of inadequate schooling, dedicates a new campus in Harlem and bids farewell to a remarkable president.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • Build It and They Will Come

    Build It and They Will Come

    One unmistakable sign that a school or program is becoming great is when it begins to develop "mentor chains": generational lines that run from particular faculty members to the students who worked with them, to the students who work with those students when they become faculty members-'and so on down the years.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • Gateway to Opportunity?

    Gateway to Opportunity?

    When 20-year-old Yaritza Agramonte transferred to Bronx Community College last fall, she viewed it as a step toward making good on a promise to her parents, who emigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic: she would earn a college degree.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • Re-Imagining New Orleans

    Re-Imagining New Orleans

    The elephant in the room. It's the image for a bad situation that's being ignored. But for a small group of students and alumni from Teachers College and Columbia University who visited New Orleans early in 2006, it may have been forever eclipsed by the sight of a 180-ton barge sitting in the middle of a street in the city's abandoned Ninth Ward.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • Tactics for What They Teach

    Tactics for What They Teach

    When it comes to teaching, Chandra Williams will be the first to tell you that idealism isn't enough.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • TC and China: The Second Century

    TC and China: The Second Century

    In fall 2004, Teachers College President Arthur Levine traveled to Beijing to present Madame Ke-Ming Hao-'"one of the leading architects of China's education system-'"with TC's Medal for Distinguished Service. That ceremonial event reflected a much broader working relationship between China and the College that involves a range of faculty members, including Xiadong Lin, Judith Burton, Mun Tsang, Henry Levin, Fran Schoonmaker and others. The following are two stories of TC's collaborations with Chinese educators.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • The Levine Years at Teachers College

    The Levine Years at Teachers College

    Under President Arthur Levine, TC has increased the size of its faculty from 127 in 1994 to 155 today; more than doubled research grant activity to over $31,000,000; and boosted annual giving from $6 million in 1994 to $27 million for fiscal 2005. The College has been repeatedly ranked at or near the top of education schools during that period.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • America, Lost and Found: TC

    America, Lost and Found: TC's 2005 Annual Report

    The 2005 Teachers College Annual Report, "America, Lost and Found: Shaping the Future Through Policy & Practice," is now available around campus and can be viewed online by clicking on the link at left.
    Published: 8/18/2006

  • Pound-Wise

    Pound-Wise

    In June 2005, when Laurie Tisch and Michael Rebell were named, respectively, Board Chair and Executive Director of The Campaign for Educational Equity, they brought what seemed like the ultimate qualifications to their jobs.
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  • Rip Van Winkle, 2006

    Rip Van Winkle, 2006

    This is my final Annual Report as President of Teachers College. The reader should take heart in knowing that I have not written a retrospective on my 12 years here. Instead, in keeping with the rest of this Report, which explores how TC is shaping education policy and practice in America, I will examine-'"albeit in a somewhat unorthodox manner-'"the nation's changing social landscape and its implications for public policy.
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