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    TC's Basch Participates in White House Meeting on "Let's Move" Initiative

    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.
    Published: 5/7/2010

  • TC at AERA 2010

    TC at AERA 2010

    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

  • It Will Take Faith to Close the Gap

    It Will Take Faith to Close the Gap

    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.
    Published: 4/7/2010

  • State Legislators to Meet at TC to Talk About Education

    State Legislators to Meet at TC to Talk About Education

    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.
    Published: 3/4/2010

  • Close To Home

    Close To Home

    Speaking at TC, New York State’s two top education officials outline their ideas for changing teacher certification and evaluation. Click here to view the Webcast of the event.
    Published: 12/1/2009

  • New Jersey's Decades-Long School Finance Case: So, What's the Payoff?

    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.
    Published: 11/19/2009

  • Arne Duncan Media Coverage

    Published: 10/26/2009

  • The Secretary Calls for a Sea Change

    The Secretary Calls for a Sea Change

    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."
    View the speech.
    Published: 10/23/2009

  • TC Hosts U.S. Secretary of Education for Major Policy Address

    TC Hosts U.S. Secretary of Education for Major Policy Address

    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.
    Published: 10/22/2009

  • Hechinger Fellows Get Schooled on Community Colleges

    Hechinger Fellows Get Schooled on Community Colleges

    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.
    Published: 9/24/2009

  • Has NCLB Improved Teacher Quality?

    Has NCLB Improved Teacher Quality?

    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.
    Published: 5/7/2009

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