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Volume XV, No. 9 ♦ 7/2010
New books by four TC faculty members range in focus from educational equity to adult learning
Published: 7/28/2010 2:20:00 PM
Mark Gadsden, a Public Safety Officer and a Fire Safety Director at TC, has published two books--one of which chronicles his experiences as a peacekeeper and watchman at some of New York City's most popular nightclubs
Published: 7/28/2010 1:51:00 PM
The College welcomes the first cohort of Teaching Residents@Teachers College (TR@TC), a new urban teacher residency program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Published: 7/28/2010 1:04:00 PM
Two long-time members of the TC community passed away the last week of June. Dominic Gennaro, who worked as lead electrician in the Facilities Department, passed away on June 28; and Emily Fortis, who worked in TC's Purchasing Department, passed away on June 30.
Published: 7/19/2010 2:55:00 PM
On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the Cowin Center was packed with an audience eager to hear Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio and other award-winning authors read from Stories
Published: 7/19/2010 2:46:00 PM
The Office of School and Community Partnerships hosted the 2010 Student Outreach Showcase, a multimedia exhibition highlighting TC students' outreach in New York City schools in May.
Published: 7/19/2010 2:33:00 PM
TC's Career Services Office has redoubled its efforts amid a changing landscape
Published: 7/19/2010 2:06:00 PM
Speaking at TC, Diane Ravitch, no longer convinced that the strategies favored by NCLB are benefiting underperforming schools, provides a post-mortem on NCLB
Published: 7/19/2010 12:45:00 PM
Four new trustees have joined the Teachers College Board, while two long-time members have concluded their service. Outgoing Trustee Marjorie Hart (at left) was named Trustee Emeritus. The Board now numbers 36 members.
Published: 7/19/2010 9:59:00 AM
TC hosts a day devoted to creating educational video games
A student-run Racial Literacy Roundtable series offered participants the opportunity to freely examine issues of race, class, privilege and access--looking at their own biases as well as that of others
From Haiti to Tibet, hundreds of young immigrant students and their families and teachers gathered to read from and celebrate the students' oral histories, recently published by TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI)
Between June 7-June 18, 2010, the walls of Macy Gallery were lined with eye-catching, colorful artworks during the Children's Art Carnival
Welcoming new employees and celebrating staff anniversaries
TC staff, faculty and students flocked to the Second Annual Cook-off and Tasting Celebration, to sample the culinary creations of eleven folks from across the TC community.
The TC community was moved by three atomic bomb survivors who visited TC in May and shared their stories
While there were no statistically significant differences in the student demographics of the schools studied, the two studies found that schools run by Cahn Fellow graduates out-performed their peers in terms of student English Language Arts and math scores, attendance, graduation rates, school environment surveys and Department of Education Quality Review.
Entrepreneurship is the focus at a reunion of TC's Arts Administration program.
Sue, professor of psychology, will be awarded the first-ever UnityFirst.com National Diversity and Inclusion Book Prize in recognition of his recently published book, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (John Wiley and Sons).