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Many community college students need remedial coursework, but new research on innovative programs offers some hope.
TC screened "Waiting for Superman," the controversial new documentary about five families trying to get their children into charter schools. A panel of TC faculty discussed the film in the Cowin Center auditorium.
Thomas Bailey, TC's George and Abby O'Neill Professor Economics and Education, will lead a new national committee that will recommend steps for two-year colleges to comply with federal graduation and completion-rate disclosure requirements.
Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education, was one of a small group of people from around the nation to participate in a meeting at the White House on April 9th that focused on First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to prevent childhood obesity.
This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), themed "Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World," which will be held April 30 - May 4 in Denver, will include the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students. Highlights follow; for a more comprehensive listing of TC participation in the 2010 AERA annual conference, please visit www.tc.edu/aera2010Published: 4/30/2010
Peter Groff, Director of the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, keynoted "Write the Vision: Make it Clear," a day-long conference on the role of the faith-based community in closing the education achievement gap, hosted by TC's Vice President's Office for Diversity and Community Affairs and the College's Black Student Network.
State legislators will convene at the Cowin Center on March 13 to share research and proven strategies for boosting student achievement. The National Conference of State Legislatures' annual Education Seminar is co-sponsored by TC's National Center for Postsecondary Research.
In its pathbreaking Abbott v. Burke decision in 1990, the New Jersey Supreme Court laid the groundwork for providing extra state resources for 32 poor, urban school districts, dubbed the Abbott districts. Last May, following two decades of legal and legislative adjustments, the court allowed New Jersey to remove the Abbott designation, saying that, except for special cases like preschool and construction funding, poorer districts no longer needed the state's help in providing educational resources equal to those provided by wealthier communities.
Speaking to a Teachers College audience on October 22nd, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Thursday called for a "sea-change" in the nation's teacher preparation programs and said most teachers colleges are "doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of the 21st-century classroom."
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