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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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On Thursday morning, October 22nd, at 11:30 a.m., Teachers College hosted U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as he delivered a major policy address on teacher preparation. Secretary Duncan spoke at the Alfred J. Lerner Hall on the Columbia University Campus. His appearance inaugurated TC's Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture.
TC President Susan Fuhrman will introduced Duncan, whose remarks were followed by audience Q and A.
Video of the event can be viewed at http://www.tc.edu/duncanwebcast.
Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter discusses President Obama's initiative to increase college completion rates during a session with education reporters attending the Hechinger Institute's Community College Fellowship program at TC.
At a forum hosted by TC's Campaign for Educational Equity, a former Bush Administration education official argues that the "highly qualified teacher" provision of Bush's signature No Child Left Behind law has had no demonstrable impact.
Patricia Gandara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss the looming educational crisis for Latinos in the United States at a presentation at Teachers College on Thursday, February 26.
TC alumna Elaine Tagliareni, President of the 27,000-member National League of Nursing, is redefining opportunity in the helping profession.
Arne Duncan still shoots hoops with a longtime friend. That friend recently was elected President of the United States, and in a speech given at TC some weeks ago, Duncan -- now the nominee to become U.S. Secretary of Education -- said he's confident the new president won't let the current economic crisis deter him from fixing the nation's schools.