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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.
The funding will support the Teachers College Partnership Schools Network, a group of public elementary, middle and high schools in Harlem that serve students most at risk of dropping out.
Fourth graders from East Harlem visited Teachers College on April 28 as part of a partnership between TC's Assistant Professor of Science Education Felicia Moore Mensahand River East Elementary School. They toured the outside of the Columbia University campus, then participated in three hands-on science activities to help prepare them for the statewide science exam they were to take later in the week.
Teachers and administrators from 10 Harlem schools gather at Teachers College to kickoff the ambitious collaboration that is designed to build capacity in math and science teaching and learning.
Renowned Cellist's Organization Launches Two-year Collaboration with NYC Schools That Will Focus on Middle School Students
Dennis M. Walcott, Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development, tells principals and alumni of TC's Cahn Fellows program that New York City public schools are much better off under mayoral control than they were in the old local school district system.
New York City schools students pack the Cowin Center to hear Liyana, an exuberant group of young musicians with severe disabilities from Zimbabwe.
On Monday, February 2nd, from 4-5:30 in Milbank Chapel, Teachers College is hosting "What Makes New York City Catholic Schools Worth Saving?", a special event that will feature a reading by author Patrick McCloskey from his book The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in East Harlem.
Teachers College will work with the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, a newly announced non-partisan applied research center that, working independently of city government and the Department of Education, will focus on advancing school improvement in New York.
Partnering Across the Education Pipeline: TC Holds Statewide Conference on Higher Education-Public School Partnerships
Linda Darling-Hammond (left) makes a point at the University-Public School Summit at TC on Oct. 22, a gathering of nearly 200 education leaders at which leaders of higher education institutions, public school districts and government entities throughout New York State discussed university-assisted schools as an important component of the state's preK-16 education strategies. The conference was organized by TC's Office of School & Community Partnerships.
TC has received a $3.2 million grant to work with New York City community-based organizations to create after-school programs at public schools in Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights and Inwood. The Office of School and Community Partnerships, which received the three-year grant from the New York State Department of Education, will design and run after-school programs focused on the so-called "STEM" disciplines, science, technology, engineering and math.