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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
In closing, the Petrie Fellows program celebrates its contribution to urban teaching
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)
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.
Hundreds of young immigrant students and their families will gather this Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at Teachers College, Columbia University to read from and celebrate their recently published oral history, Speaking Worlds. The event will be held in the Joyce Cowin Auditorium, at 120th Street N.W. and Broadway. The authors will sign copies of the five-volume book series, a collection of 130 immigrant voices from across New York City that is being created under through Teachers College's Student Press Initiative. Click here to see a graphic novel excerpt by SPI teaching artist and TC doctoral student Nick Sousanis that reflects material from the oral histories.
Four former TC Cahn Fellow principals describe the challenges they've faced in transforming their schools into some of New York City's best -- and the program's founder explains his vision. One of them - Lily Woo, pictured at left, is the focus of a chapter in the recently published book Leading Outside the Lines, by Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan. Leading Outside the Lines, Chaper Seven
TC and Columbia volunteers are helping high school students ponder the meaning of it all
Teachers College is creating a new teacher residency program in which TC students apprentice for a year with experienced teachers in high-needs New York City public schools. A. Lin Goodwin (at left) secured a $9.75 million, five-year federal grant that will fund the Teaching Residents at Teachers College program (TR@TC- part of a broader effort to bring teacher education into the 21st century.
On Wednesday, September 23, an impressive cast of New York City public school officials and politicians assembled in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to cut the ribbon on a new building that will house three new schools-including a charter school founded by two alumni of TC's Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership.
A study last year by Joan Jeffri, Director of Arts Administration and the Research Center for Arts and Culture, found that aging visual artists have larger social networks, more intergenerational contacts, and higher life satisfaction scores than other older adults. The study sparked a New York City program to place visual artists in studio spaces at targeted senior centers throughout the city's five boroughs. To view the city's news release, go to http://bit.ly/gUECN
As Americans heed President Obama's call to service work, TC's Peace Corps Fellows and Summer Principals Academy won a total of $256,000 in AmeriCorps grants to place teachers and volunteers in schools in New York City and elsewhere.
The grants will fund 38 Peace Corps Fellows, returning Peace Corps volunteers who will teach full-time in high-need schools in New York City, and 55 experienced educators who will become school leaders in high-need public schools through the Summer Principals Academy.