Press Room: NYC Schools
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From Kosovar Albanians to new Latino converts, New York City has the most diverse Muslim community outside of Mecca during Hajj. This is Where I Need to Be: Oral Histories of Muslim Youth in NYC, a new anthology from TC's Student Press Initiative, seeks to capture slices of that diversity, and it goes right to the source. See video of event
This coming Friday and Saturday, April 11th and 12th, leading practitioners, educators and advocates of the global school food revolution will gather at Teachers College, Columbia University, for a summit aimed at combating childhood obesity and promoting healthy food choices for kids in New York City schools.
This Tuesday, April 8th, Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch - two former top officials in the New York City Department of Education -- will read from their new book and conduct a discussion with a group of leading public school experts, teachers, officials and principals at Teachers College. The event will take place from 3:30 to 5 pm in TC's Cowin Conference Center.
In February, public schools in New York City will be able to access a new resource, MAAP, a Web-based teaching tool that uses video, audio, historic maps and other components to bring to life African American history in New York City.
TC is home to 12 students in a project through the Manhattan Transition Center, one of the few remaining vocational schools in New York City, that helps them with school and trains them for work.
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.