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Volume VIII, No. 6 ♦ 2/2003

  • Psychologist Joseph L. White Receives Helms Award

    This year's 20th Winter Roundtable conference, which annually presents the Janet E. Helms Award for mentoring and scholarship in psychology and education, honored Joseph L. White as the 2003 Helms Award recipient. Joseph L. White
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Race, Justice, Poverty Part of Unique TC Book Series

    Brown's vision and the book reflect the unique mission of Teachers College Press' popular series, Teaching for Social Justice Series.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • TC's Center for Chinese Education Holds International Conference

    The harsh February weather did not discourage more than 100 people from attending the first ever International Conference on Chinese Education at Teachers College.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • An Interview with Acting President Darlyne Bailey

    The editors of Inside TC sat down with Acting President Darlyne Bailey recently to talk about her relatively new role, the challenges she and the institution face, and some of the initiatives she’d like to accomplish during her tenure.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million for Teacher Development and Retention

    As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church’s Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • The Role of Federal Government in Vocational Education

    Carol D’Amico, Assistant Secretary for Vocactional and Adult Education (OVAE) in the U.S. Department of Education, discussed “The Role of the Federal Government in Vocational Education: Perkins and Beyond,” as part of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) Seminar Series on February 5th. Thomas Bailey, Carol D'Amico and Jim Jacobs.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • A Dissenting Voice: Diane Ravitch Talks About NYC's Newest School Reforms

    Calling herself “the most caustic critic in town” when it comes to Mayor Bloomberg’s handling of the city’s schools, Diane Ravitch—former Professor of History and Education at TC, current Research Professor of Education at NYU—delivered a harsh review of the city’s latest school reforms, called for greater openness in the decision-making process, and questioned the value of recruiting business executives to run schools at her recent talk (Feb. 6, 2003), sponsored by the Klingenstein Center. Diane Ravitch speaks at Klingenstein lecture.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Former Schools Chancellor Levy Speaks at Columbia

    Former New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy spoke at Columbia University on February 6th on the topic, “Social Responsibilities: The Challenges of Urban Public Education.”
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Smaller High Schools Achieve Big Results

    New, smaller high schools, created as part of a network of reform, achieve better academic performance and higher graduation rates among disadvantaged urban youth, according to a recent seven-year, longitudinal study in New York City.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Allegrante Joins Clinical Trials for Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

    John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education, will participate in a consortium from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to support three clinical trials on new ways to help patients with cardiopulmonary disease make beneficial changes in their behavior.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • New and Improved: The Student Computing Support Center

    You won’t recognize the new Student Computing Support Center, located in Horace Mann room 242, now that the renovations are completed. It opened on February 7th.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Leadership of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing Visits TC

    Members of a delegation from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts met with Acting President Darlyne Bailey and Judith Burton, Professor of Art Education, on February 7th to speak about collaborating with TC’s faculty of fine arts in seminars and research projects during summer of 2003.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Growing Up Teaching

    Professor Frances Schoonmaker spoke recently about her latest book, Growing Up Teaching: From Personal Knowledge to Professional Practice, to a gathering of faculty, students and alums at Teachers College.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Journalists Tend to Mistrust Education Research

    Most journalists who cover education are somewhat dubious of education research but nine in ten still believe research findings should have at least a moderate influence on decisions affecting schooling, a Teachers College, Hechinger Institute survey has found.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • TC Peace Committee

    As many as 150 TC community members participated in a massive march and rally in New York City to protest what they perceive to be a rush to war with Iraq.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • TC Students Speak Out

    On February 13, the TC Senate sponsored a “Speak Out” as a public venue for the discussion of collective student concerns to help inform, empower and represent student voices at the College.
    Published: 3/1/2003

  • TC Trustees Name New Co-Chair

    Jack Hyland, a TC Trustee since 1988, has succeeded Pat Cloherty as Co-Chair of the Trustees as of December.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Winter Celebration

    At the annual winter festivities at the President’s House are Director of Foundation Relations Tim Freeman, Professors Charles Kinzer, Xiaodong Lin, and Peter Coleman, with host Acting President Darlyne Bailey.
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • In Brief

    faculty briefs february 2003
    Published: 2/1/2003

  • Spring Semester 2003: New Faculty

    New Faculty Spring 2003
    Published: 3/1/2003

  • Personnel

    Following is a list of full-time staff hired, promoted or transferred since the last newsletter.
    Published: 2/1/2003