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Volume VI, No. 6 ♦ 2/2001

  • TC for the Plaintiffs: Court Declares State Deprives City Students 'A Sound Basic Education' - Annual Report 2001

    On January 10, a New York State judge, Leland DeGrasse of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, declared the state's method of financing public schools illegal, saying it deprives New York City students a "sound, basic education" guaranteed by the State Constitution.
    Published: 8/31/2002

  • Magsaysay Memorial

    A memorial service was held at TC in January after the untimely death of alumna Teresita "Tess" Magsaysay.
    Published: 6/1/2001

  • Maxine Greene: Exclusions and Awakenings

    When Maxine Greene walks into the room, people get excited. The premiere of the film, "Exclusions and Awakenings: The Life of Maxine Greene," directed by Markie Hancock and produced by Kathryn Gregorio, was no exception.
    Published: 6/1/2001

  • Professor Emeritus Willard J. Jacobson, Science Educator, Dies at 78

    Willard James Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Natural Science at Teachers College, who directed public attention to the national problem of "a sadly deficient" science education in the 1950s, died on Friday, December 29, 2000, at his home in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He was 78.
    Published: 6/1/2001

  • Career Services Web Site

    Visit Career Services Online at The site includes information about a recruiting program where corporate and education recruiters interview for a variety of part-time, full-time and internship positions. In addition, career development workshops are being offered to assist you with developing and targeting your resume and cover letters, strengthening your interviewing skills, and conducting a thorough job search
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • From Jets to Java

    Every day at 3:00 a.m., Jan Pahrand leaves his home on Long Island and drives to 122nd Street to prepare for his day's work. There he picks up his two food carts and brings them to the corner of 120th and Broadway, where he has served coffee, donuts, breakfast and lunch to the Columbia University community and surrounding neighborhood for almost ten years. Former Afghani fighter pilot Jan Pahrand at his coffee and lunch carts on Broadway and 120th St. c Like many other immigrants to the United States, he could be here simply to find opportunities he could not find elsewhere, or for any number of reasons. But when one starts chatting with him, it becomes apparent that Pahrand has a story to tell.
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • Fulbright Exchange

    Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program arranges direct one-to-one classroom exchanges to over thirty countries for teachers at the elementary, secondary, two-year and four-year college levels.
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • Grace Dodge Renovations

    Renovations to Grace Dodge rooms 177 and 179 included new, dedicated audio-visual systems, lighting, ventilation and furnishings to enhance their multipurpose functionality
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • Inaugural Seminar on Chinese Education

    The inaugural seminar presented by the Center on Chinese Education was held February 1st and featured Halsey Beemer, Lead General Educator at the World Bank.
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • International Alumni Outreach

    The TC Alumni Council is pleased to announce the creation of a new committee, the International Alumni Network (IAN).
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • John Merrow and Lorraine Monroe: New TC Trustees

    Two well-respected leaders in education joined the Teachers College Board of Trustees. They are John Merrow, Executive Producer and President of Learning Matters Inc. and Executive Editor of "The Merrow Report"; and Lorraine Monroe, Executive Director of the School Leadership Academy at the Center for Educational Innovation.
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • The Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., Senior Minister of Riverside Church, Celebrates Black History Month

    The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., the first African American to serve as a Senior Minister of one of the largest multicultural congregations in the nation, the Riverside Church, was the guest speaker at TC's Black History Month Celebration Series.
    Published: 2/1/2001

  • Writer Anna Quindlen Presents Keynote at Principals Conference

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen spoke at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Principals Conference on February 1st on the topic of "How Reading Changed My Life."
    Published: 2/1/2001