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  • 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

  • UCLA Scholar to Speak on the Latino Education Crisis

    UCLA Scholar to Speak on the Latino Education Crisis

    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.
    Published: 2/18/2009

  • Shaping the Future of Nursing

    Shaping the Future of Nursing

    TC alumna Elaine Tagliareni, President of the 27,000-member National League of Nursing, is redefining opportunity in the helping profession.
    Published: 1/7/2009

  • A Preview from Obama

    A Preview from Obama's Nominee for U.S. Education Secretary

    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.
    Published: 12/23/2008

  • Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap

    Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap

    At TC's Fourth Annual Symposium on Educational Equity, a star-studded cast of researchers, educators and policymakers argued for nothing less than a full-scale attempt to combat poverty and its attendant ills. Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director of TC's Campaign for Educational Equity, which organized and hosted the symposium, argued that access for children and families to what he calls "comprehensive educational equity" -- in essence, a full range of services -- should be viewed as a moral, statutory and constitutional right.
    Published: 11/25/2008

  • Fuhrman Leads Panel on Education Standards at Forum to Advise Obama and Congress

    Fuhrman Leads Panel on Education Standards at Forum to Advise Obama and Congress

    TC President Susan Fuhrman moderated one of six panels at a recent public forum conducted by the National Academy of Education (NAEd) at which researchers and policymakers presented recommendations for education reform to advisors for President-elect Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress.
    Published: 11/18/2008 3:30:00 PM

  • Real-World Lessons on Recruiting and Developing Quality Teachers

    Real-World Lessons on Recruiting and Developing Quality Teachers

    New York City, whose schools chancellor, Joel Klein, is pictured here, is among five urban school districts, one state and three education entrepreneur organizations offering new insights into the effective recruitment, development and retention of top-quality teachers.
    Published: 11/18/2008

  • In Debate, Education Advisers to McCain and Obama Focus on K-12 Issues

    During the course of three 90-minute debates between Barack Obama and John McCain the two presidential candidates faced only one question about their approach toward education. That left lots of ground for their education advisers to cover when they squared in their own 90-minute debate at Teachers College, Columbia University
    Published: 10/22/2008

  • Tough Questions, Provocative Answers, Lively Debate

    Tough Questions, Provocative Answers, Lively Debate

    What do we know about how to close the nation's education achievement gap? What do we still need to figure out? The need to provide answers to those questions is the guiding premise of the four "Equity Matters" forums that have been conducted by TC's Campaign for Educational Equity since the beginning of the new year.
    Published: 4/15/2008

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