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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.
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.