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  • Immigrant students read their stories at Student Press Initiative Event

    Immigrant students read their stories at Student Press Initiative Event

    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)
    Published: 6/2/2010

  • Studies Find Cahn Fellows Improve Student Performance

    Studies Find Cahn Fellows Improve Student Performance

    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.
    Published: 5/27/2010

  • Immigrant Students Will Read Their Oral Histories At TC

    Immigrant Students Will Read Their Oral Histories At TC

    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.
    Published: 5/24/2010

  • Helping the Best Get Better

    Helping the Best Get Better

    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
    Published: 5/13/2010

  • Philosophy in the Trenches

    Philosophy in the Trenches

    TC and Columbia volunteers are helping high school students ponder the meaning of it all
    Published: 2/4/2010

  • TC Receives a $9.75 Million Federal Grant to Create an Urban Teaching Residents Program

    TC Receives a $9.75 Million Federal Grant to Create an Urban Teaching Residents Program

    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.
    Published: 10/2/2009

  • Charter School Founded by Klingenstein Grads Opens in Brooklyn

    Charter School Founded by Klingenstein Grads Opens in Brooklyn

    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.
    Published: 9/26/2009

  • Jeffri

    Jeffri's Study of Older Artists Leads to NYC Arts Program

    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
    Published: 8/27/2009

  • TC Wins AmeriCorps Grants

    TC Wins AmeriCorps Grants

    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.
    Published: 6/19/2009

  • TC Receives $1 Million from Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

    TC Receives $1 Million from Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

    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.
    Published: 6/4/2009

  • Harlem Fourth Graders Try College for a Day at TC

    Harlem Fourth Graders Try College for a Day at TC

    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.
    Published: 5/1/2009

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