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Volume XIII, No. 6 ♦ 4/2008

  • Celebrating Maxine

    Celebrating Maxine

    Teachers College hosted Maxine Greene Day at which the 90 year old philosopher gave a lecture, "Towards Pedagogy of Thought," to a packed audience in the Cowin Center
    Published: 4/22/2008

  • Real Beauty

    Real Beauty

    Alumna Beth Kasser, right, announces artist Claudia Demonte at a reception for Demonte's art exhibit, "Real Beauty," showcased in TC's Gottesman Library.
    Published: 4/22/2008

  • Textile Art

    Textile Art

    With generous support of the Florence H. and Eugene E. Myers Charitable Remainders Unitrust, Macy Gallery exhibited "Gifts from Mothers to Daughters: Karen Costumes from Hpaugauhki Village, Thailand."
    Published: 4/22/2008

  • Tough Questions, Provocative Answers, Lively Debate

    Tough Questions, Provocative Answers, Lively Debate

    TC's Equity Forum Are Packing in the Crowds-'"and Outlining the Future of Education Research
    Published: 4/22/2008

  • The Clumsy Stormtrooper

    The Clumsy Stormtrooper

    Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.
    Published: 4/21/2008

  • A New Way to Troubleshoot Student Learning

    A New Way to Troubleshoot Student Learning

    Two new studies show that teachers who successfully use a method called proximal assessment for learner diagnosis, or PALD, can boost the performance of fifth and sixth grade students in math.
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • An Historic Gift

    An Historic Gift

    In February, Teachers College received a $20 million gift-'"the largest in its history-'"from John and Pat Klingenstein for ongoing support of its Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership. The Klingenstein Center, founded in 1978, is the nation's preeminent program for developing leaders of independent schools,
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • Honors


    Ofelia Garcia receives Correa Award as Bilingual Educator
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • Innovation Seed Money Takes Root
  • Medals of Honor

    Medals of Honor

    At Convocation exercises in May, TC will honor three pioneers with the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service. This year's honorees are David Paterson, Governor of New York, Randi Weingarten, President of the United Teachers Federation and Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Professor in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • New Faces

    New Faces

    New faculty and staff share their perspectives and experience
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • Small Miracles

    Small Miracles

    TC's NAfET holds first-ever event in Harlem as the Small Schools Conference hits Manhattan
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • The Circle Expanded

    The Circle Expanded

    At the Winter Roundtable, psychologist Rosie Bingham explores the theme of inclusion
    Published: 4/2/2008

  • Klein touts NYC gains at TC Colloquium

    Klein touts NYC gains at TC Colloquium

    At a Teachers College colloquium this past week sponsored by TC's Office of Policy and Research, Joel Klein, New York City's Education Chancellor, outlined gains New York City has made for its public school students via increasing mayoral control of the school system.
    Published: 3/5/2008

  • Klingenstein Center Honors writer Malcolm Gladwell

    Klingenstein Center Honors writer Malcolm Gladwell

    TC's Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education has presented its 2008 Klingenstein Leadership Award to Malcolm Gladwell, writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of the provocative and best-selling books Blink and The Tipping Point.
    Published: 2/29/2008