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News You Can Use is a quarterly electronic newsletter about Teachers College's research, policy work, international initiatives and leadership in bridging theory and practice.

April 2014 ♦ 3/3014

  • TC studies validate CUNY program to speed graduation

    TC studies validate CUNY program to speed graduation

    Scale It Up, ASAP: A CUNY program to accelerate graduation rates at community colleges is working, two TC studies find
    Published: 4/18/2014 -

  • Enigmatic Inequality in New York City's Public Schools

    What was the legacy of the Bloomberg-Klein era in New York City's public schools? Speaking in the College's Endowed Professorship Lecture Series, Aaron Pallas, TC's Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology and Education, says the "stock portfolio management" operating philosophy of the past 12 years did not stem unequal distribution of quality teachers, dollars and high-needs students.
    Published: 3/24/2014 -

  • Walls with Ears

    Walls with Ears

    TC's newly renovated Neurocognition of Language lab ensures that everyone gets heard
    Published: 3/12/2014 -

  • A Framework for Doing Their Own Thing

    TC's Neurocognition & Language lab gives doctoral students a platform to pursue their own research interests.
    Published: 3/12/2014 -

  • Still Living the Dream - and Explaining It

    Still Living the Dream - and Explaining It

    A TC gathering affirms that psychoanalysis is alive and relevant in the age of Nikeism
    Published: 2/24/2014 -

  • Faculty Member Lesley Bartlett and Alumna Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher to Receive CIES National Book Award

    Faculty Member Lesley Bartlett and Alumna Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher to Receive CIES National Book Award

    Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South, which includes six chapters authored or coauthored by TC graduates or doctoral students, questions the distinctions between "immigrant" and "refugee."
    Published: 3/4/2014 -

  • TC Team to Study Collective Impact Approach to Education Reform

    TC Team to Study Collective Impact Approach to Education Reform

    A team led by Professor Jeffrey Henig secured funds from The Wallace Foundation to study how urban community institutions can work together on social and educational challenges.
    Published: 3/25/2014 -

  • TC Among First Recipients of Community Schools Grant

    TC Among First Recipients of Community Schools Grant

    Teachers College's Office of School and Community Partnerships has been awarded nearly $1 million over three years from the New York State Department of Education for its work at the Heritage School (pictured here) and P.S. 36 in Harlem.
    Published: 2/9/2014 -

  • Pathways to the Common Core State Standards: The Challenge to Understand and Implement the CCSS

    Lucy Calkins, Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, delivers a Provost's Series talk on the Common Core State Standards, about which she has written the nation's most widely read book.
    Published: 3/24/2014 -

  • Dining Quick and Well

    Nutrition educator and media personality Ellie Krieger (M.S. '94), alumna of TC's Program in Nutrition, talks about her latest book, Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes of Less.
    Published: 3/24/2014 -

  • Thoughts and Feelings about DSM-5

    Thoughts and Feelings about DSM-5

    The mental health field's new diagnostic manual was published last May to widespread controversy. In January, hosted by TC psychology professor Philip Saigh, Columbia psychiatrist and past DSM author Michael First described how the manual's increased focus on causes rather than symptoms has changed disorder groupings in some problematic ways.
    Published: 3/24/2014 -

  • "Colorblind" Policies Harm Our Diverse Public Schools

    "Colorblind" Policies Harm Our Diverse Public Schools

    In a new policy brief, Amy Stuart Wells writes that so-called "colorblind" educational policies work against diverse public schools.
    Published: 4/1/2014 -

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    TC's Gaudelli: Global Citizenship Essential in Today's World

    At a UN-Sponsored Forum, the Associate Professor of Social Studies said global citizenship must be taught in the modern world.
    Published: 3/3/2014 -

  • Could Focus On Mental Illness Help Curb Mass Violence?

    Could Focus On Mental Illness Help Curb Mass Violence?

    Appearing on Fox News Latino, Dinelia Rosa, director of TC's Dean-Hope Center for Education and Psychological Services, explores the connection between violent incidents such as school shootings and the broader lack of care for people with mental illness.
    Published: 3/24/2014 -

  • Her Choice to Change the World

    Her Choice to Change the World

    Owning the legacy of an illustrious ancestor, Amanda Washington is trying to fix more than the classroom for poor students of color
    Published: 2/20/2014 -