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Volume XIII, No. 4 ♦ 12/2007

  • Working on It

    Working on It

    TC is home to 12 students in a project through the Manhattan Transition Center, one of the few remaining vocational schools in New York City, that helps them with school and trains them for work.
    Published: 1/3/2008

  • Cahn Fellows Honored

    Cahn Fellows Honored

    Four of five NYC principals honored by Time Warner are TC program alums
    Published: 12/12/2007

  • Getting Ready for Pre-K and Later Life

    Getting Ready for Pre-K and Later Life

    Readiness for pre-K can be a strong predictor of achievement later on, finds a new study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks Gunn -- but don't give up on that rowdy toddler.
    Published: 12/12/2007

  • TC Mourns Four from Its Faculty

    TC Mourns Four from Its Faculty

    Teachers College lost an active professor-Leslie Williams-and retired faculty members Robert Bone, Kenneth Herrold and Elizabeth Maloney in November. All were leaders in their fields.
    Published: 12/12/2007

  • Writing the Book on Language

    Writing the Book on Language

    After 40 years of teaching kids to speak, Doug Greer has some new numbers that help validate his work. He's also got a new book that lays out his methodology.
    Published: 12/12/2007

  • Life in the Blackboard Jungle

    Life in the Blackboard Jungle

    No, he's not that Dan Brown, but this TC student is getting rave reviews, too -- for his firsthand account of inner city teaching.
    Published: 12/11/2007

  • On Aging Artfully

    On Aging Artfully


    Published: 12/1/2007

  • Parsing Pre-K as Panacea

    Parsing Pre-K as Panacea

    The author of "The Sandbox Investment" discusses that rarest of beasts in education: the bipartisan issue.
    Published: 12/1/2007

  • Recognizing Five Pioneers

    Recognizing Five Pioneers

    TC alumni award winners are pioneers in fields ranging from sex ed to disaster management.
    Published: 12/1/2007

  • Thanking Jim Banks

    Thanking Jim Banks

    For the past semester, we've had a pioneer in our midst. Why not stop and say hello?
    Published: 12/1/2007

  • Tom James is Honored by the University of North Carolina

    Tom James is Honored by the University of North Carolina

    Tom James, TC's Provost and Dean, has received the 2007 Distinguished Leadership Award from the University of North Carolina School of Education, where he served as Dean from 2003 through spring of 2007.
    Published: 12/1/2007

  • Pursuing equal educational opportunity in a post-Brown world

    Pursuing equal educational opportunity in a post-Brown world

    TC's Equity Symposium asks: Can the state finance suits fill the gap as the Supreme Court retreats on integration?
    Published: 11/26/2007

  • CCRC Reports on Dual Enrollment

    A report by Melinda Mechur Karp, Juan Carlos Calcagno, Katherine L. Hughes, Dong Wook Jeong and Thomas R. Bailey explores enrollment by high school students in college-level courses. The authors, all of whom are with the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, found that dual enrollment is a useful strategy for encouraging postsecondary success -- not only for academically-focused high school students, but also for those who participate in career and technical education programs.
    Published: 10/23/2007