Press Room: NYC Schools
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These days one of the fastest-growing markets for after-school tutors is preschoolers and kindergartners, whose parents are hoping that if their kids learn to read before first grade, it will ultimately help them get into college and get good jobs.
Among President Susan Fuhrman's priorities for TC, two top the list: stepping up the College's already strong commitment to urban teaching and service, and boosting financial aid. The two are clearly linked, as financial burdens can force students -- either during or after their time at TC -- to seek the kinds of higher-paying jobs that aren't typically found in the city's neediest areas.
For the past four years, TC's Student Press Initiative (SPI) has collaborated with teachers and students from urban public high schools, youth detention centers and even other countries, helping students go public with their stories through professionally bound books, readings and staged performances. Now, SPI has expanded its focus to become a primary curriculum advisor to small, mission-driven high schools in New York City.
In his new office on the second floor of Zankel Hall, the people who have influenced Jon Drescher are present in talismanic form. The name plate from his father's office door. A pair of tap dancing shoes that belonged to the entertainer Savion Glover, who was a student of Drescher's when he was principal of the Junior High School for the Performing Arts in Harlem. A review by New York Times critic John O'Connor of a radio show Drescher did for some years, called "A Trip through the 20th Century with Music."
Supporters of the lawsuit that resulted in increased funding for the city's public schools, among them CEE's Michael Rebell, are disappointed with NYC's plan for how to spend its new money. One source said there has even been talk of another lawsuit if the city does not relent.
Published: 7/11/2007 1:05:00 PM
Most professional development programs - whether in education or any other field - market themselves as offering knowledge their enrollees lack, and are therefore willing to pay for. The Teachers College Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished New York City Principals takes the opposite tack.
"This was a kid who was so nervous and shy, he couldn't put three words together." That's how Bert Konowitz, Adjunct Professor of Music Education, remembers Jacques Toney from when they first met in summer 2005.
Nancy Streim, an expert on university-public school partnerships, will be joining Teachers College in the newly created position of Associate Vice President at TC and Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost. Streim has played a key role in recent collaborations between the University of Pennsylvania and public schools in Philadelphia.
When it comes to learning about education policy, there's classroom reading and discussion, and there's the policy arena out in the real world. Knowledge of both is essential, but unfortunately most education schools do very little to facilitate much exposure to the latter.
Dennis Chambers works as a security officer at Teachers College, but his passion is the school he runs for young people.
In November, the Gottesman Libraries' EdLab team hosted Edit Jam, a multimedia event in the Design Center on the library's fifth floor.