The source for news and events at Teachers College, Columbia University
Volume V, No. 5 ♦ 12/1999
Is it possible for everyone to make his or her way into the middle class? Dr. Frank Newman, most widely known for the "Newman Reports" and former President of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) debated this question in his third Sachs Lecture entitled Higher Education and Social Mobility.
Focus, shared responsibility, and commitment. These are some of the themes emphasized by Towers Perrin, the management consulting firm, in their recently completed evaluation of the College's administrative and support services.
Interview with Professor Henry M. Levin on the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education
Professor Henry M. Levin, William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, established the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College in 1998.
John Merrow, host and executive producer of Public Television's The Merrow Report, previewed his latest documentary and fielded questions from students of urban school reform at an early November meeting of Professor Dorothy Shipps' Reconstructing Schooling in Urban Environments class.
Wouldn't it be convenient to go online and find out everything occurring at the College for the upcoming months?
The New Teacher Institute helps to make the first years of teaching in urban school districts as smooth as possible with the resources of both Teachers College and experienced mentors.
According to Patrick Norton, Associate Controller and Y2K Project Coordinator, the College computers and systems, equipment and facilities have been extensively tested and confirmed to be Y2K compliant.