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Volume V, No. 9 ♦ 5/2000

  • Educators Gather to Discuss Teaching Techniques at 56th Saturday Reunion

    Authors, researchers and teachers came together to learn about and discuss methods for teaching reading and writing at the 56th Saturday Reunion of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in early April.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Presented to the Community

    On April 19th, Director of Budget and Planning, Steven Weinberg, presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2001 operating budget to the Teachers College community. This session was one of a series to get feedback from faculty, staff and Trustees before a final presentation of the budget to the Trustees in May.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • Five Education Leaders to Be Honored

    The graduates at the Teachers College master's convocation will have the privilege of hearing four recipients of the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service speak at the May 16 convocation ceremony. The four medalists are James B. Hunt, Governor of North Carolina; Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute of African-American Research at Harvard University; Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History and former President of Barnard College; and Edward Zigler, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and renowned "father" of the Head Start program.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • Graduate of Peace Corps Fellows Program Wins Award that Celebrates African-Americans

    Rahsaan Harris, a graduate of TC's Peace Corps Fellows program who received a master's degree in Science in Education, was honored with 12 other former African-American Peace Corps volunteers for exceptional community service-both at home and abroad.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • NCREST Sponsors High-Stakes Testing Conference

    More than 600 people converged on Teachers College on the last day of March to attend a conference on "The Effects of High-Stakes Testing."
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • Phyllis Gyamfi: Committed to Welfare Reform

    "I want to investigate the effects of employment on low-income single black mothers and their children. In particular, my dissertation, "When Current Welfare Recipients Become Employed," will examine mothers who have made or are making the transition from welfare to work, as well as how these transitions are associated with child-well being," said Phyllis Gyamfi, doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology and Research Fellow at the Center for Young Children and Families.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • Researcher Nan Stein Discusses Sexual Harassment In Schools

    The increasing frequency and severity of sexual harassment in schools was the topic of a BookTalk in April featuring author Nan Stein. Stein, who is a senior research scientist at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, discussed her recent book Classrooms and Courtrooms: Facing Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • Seminar on the Future of Libraries

    "The Future of Libraries" is a series of five lectures about libraries in general, said Gary Natriello, Associate Professor of Sociology and Education and chairperson of the Seminar Planning Committee.
    Published: 5/1/2000

  • The Very Special Arts Festival to Hit The College on May 31 and June 1

    On Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, between three and four thousand children from Pre-K through Grade 2 and Grades 3 through 8 will be participating in a 24-year-old tradition at TC, the "Very Special Arts Festival."
    Published: 5/1/2000