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The alumni magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University

Volume 34, No. 2 ♦ 5/2010

  • Faculty Partners

    Seven faculty are at the heart of TC's Harlem collaboration
    Published: 5/27/2010

  • Joining Forces

    Joining Forces

    TC is partnering with 10 local public schools to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math
    Published: 5/20/2010

  • A Teaching Life

    A Teaching Life

    In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Improving Learning in Our Cities

    Improving Learning in Our Cities

    To improve learning we must also improve the conditions in families, communities, neighborhoods and cities that make learning possible
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Helping the Best Get Better

    Helping the Best Get Better

    Through a chance business assignment, Chuck Cahn came to understand the importance of effective school principals. He decided to start a program to support them.
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  • A Festival of Leaders

    A Festival of Leaders

    TC's second annual Academic Festival - themed "Leadership: Defining the Next Decade" - drew some 500 alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends of the College. Highlights included awarding of the first-ever TC President's Medal of Excellence to Namibian Prime Minister Nahas Angula and Ulysses Byas, a former principal at an all-black school in the segregated American South. Four additional alumni - Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Vivian Oto Wang, Viola Vaughn and the Reverend Lesley George Anderson - were honored with the College's Distinguished Alumni Award, and a fifth, Luis Rios, received the Early Career Award. The College also paid tribute to alumni and long-time trustee Joyce Cowin, formally dedicating the Cowin Conference Center. Click here to view video. (Large File Size)
    Published: 4/29/2010

  • State Legislators Convene at TC

    State Legislators Convene at TC
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • TC Joins in Haiti Relief Effort

    TC Joins in Haiti Relief Effort

    TC Joins in Haiti Relief Effort
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Curriculum on fiscal responsibility

    Curriculum on fiscal responsibility

    Curriculum on fiscal responsibility
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Faculty Named AERA Fellows

    Faculty Named AERA Fellows
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Using Board Games To Teach Numbers

    Using Board Games To Teach Numbers
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • A School Transforms Itself

    A School Transforms Itself

    A success story with bilingual students
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Don

    Don't Wait for the Policymakers!

    Case studies in school reform
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Points of Contact

    Points of Contact

    TC's urban legacy is one of constant engagement, in which the College learns as much as it teaches
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Teacher, Observed and Observing

    Teacher, Observed and Observing

    For TC's Elementary Inclusive Education program, "assessment" is an ethos of knowing one's students and oneself
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Reading, Writing and Return on Investment

    Reading, Writing and Return on Investment
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • The TC Reading and Writing Program

    The TC Reading and Writing Program

    The TC Reading and Writing Program
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  • Teachers College Peace Corps Fellows

    Teachers College Peace Corps Fellows
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Teaching through Publishing

    Teaching through Publishing

    For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Listening to Lives from Around the World

    Listening to Lives from Around the World

    Jondou Chen is leading a project to document the oral histories of immigrant students
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Been There, Still Doing That

    Been There, Still Doing That

    Jacqueline Ancess takes the long view on education reform in New York City.
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Building a School to Change Lives

    Building a School to Change Lives

    Columbia Secondary School's principal, Jose Maldonado, is planting seeds for the future.
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • What it Takes

    Five TC graduates discuss the joys and frustrations of founding or leading innovative schools in New York City
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Preparing the 21st Century Principal

    Preparing the 21st Century Principal
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Embracing Accountability

    Embracing Accountability

    Eric Nadelstern has been a major force in shaping New York City's entrepreneurial approach to school leadership
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Learning by Community

    Learning by Community
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Leadership under Fire

    Leadership under Fire

    Leadership under Fire
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • A Voice (and Appreciator) of Experience

    A Voice (and Appreciator) of Experience

    A Voice (and Appreciator) of Experience
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Empowering the School Community

    Empowering the School Community
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Chartering Newark

    Chartering Newark's Future

    TC Trustee Cory Booker has made Brick City a much safer place, but his legacy there may rest on how much he can improve the schools
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Partner on the Ground

    Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Partner on the Ground

    Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships, talks about her team's efforts to position the College as a leader in university-assisted schooling and strengthen the community that Teachers College shares with its neighbors.
    Published: 5/19/2010

  • Partners after School

    A collaboration that ranges from nutrition surveys to bullying prevention.
    Published: 5/20/2010

  • TC Builds a School

    The College is making plans to open its own pre-K--8 public school in West Harlem
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  • Curtain Up!

    Curtain Up!

    TC's Performing Arts Series brings local school children to campus for live music and theater. They leave singing in the street
    Published: 5/20/2010

  • Lending a Hand

    TC's Zankel Fellows receive financial aid in return for urban service work
    Published: 5/27/2010

  • Fit to Learn

    Fit to Learn

    Chuck Basch is on a quest to improve the health of the nation's schoolchildren.
    Published: 5/27/2010

  • Testing Obesity Prevention with Fifth Graders

    Testing Obesity Prevention with Fifth Graders
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  • Wechsler on the Case

    Wechsler on the Case

    Alumnus' unique pedigree has equipped him to be the nation's point person on school health
    Published: 5/27/2010

  • The Edward D. Mysak Speech, Language & Hearing Center

    The Edward D. Mysak Speech, Language & Hearing Center
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  • Hope and Counseling

    Hope and Counseling

    TC's Dean-Hope Center is an important resource for surrounding communities
    Published: 5/30/2010

  • Giving Youth a Voice

    Giving Youth a Voice

    In which public school students get empowered to conduct action research on issues that affect their lives
    Published: 5/30/2010

  • High-Class Help

    High-Class Help

    A unique TC course on consulting is winning rave reviews from nonprofit clients. The price isn't bad, either
    Published: 5/30/2010

  • Liberal Education and Student Diversity

    Liberal Education and Student Diversity
    Published: 5/31/2010

  • New York in a Nutshell

    New York in a Nutshell

    Kingsborough Community College mirrors the city's exceptional diversity. President Regina Peruggi is intent on helping all her students succeed
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  • To Brooklyn, in Search of a Sacred Past

    To Brooklyn, in Search of a Sacred Past

    In documenting the lives of Hasidic women, anthropologist Ayala Fader explored her own roots
    Published: 5/31/2010

  • Alumni Council President's Message

    Alumni Council President's Message
    Published: 5/31/2010

  • Class Notes

    Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other
    Published: 6/2/2010

  • Teachers of Honor

    Teachers of Honor
    Published: 6/2/2010

  • Studying School Chemistry

    Studying School Chemistry
    Published: 6/2/2010

  • Helping TC's Students


    Published: 6/2/2010

  • Remembrances

    Remembrances
    Published: 6/2/2010

  • O Pioneer!

    O Pioneer!

    When her TC education ended abruptly in 1942, Mildred Larsen continued it on her own-'"in a one-room schoolhouse in an impoverished prairie town
    Published: 6/2/2010

  • The Accidental Educator

    The Accidental Educator

    Samuel Peabody set out not to be a teacher. He now defines himself as one in the broadest sense
    Published: 6/2/2010