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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan are leaders in the early childhood education revolution.
Gloria Padilla, an editorial writer at the San Antonio Express News and TC Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media fellow, makes no secret of why she's so interested in writing about community colleges-'"she attended one herself.
Equity Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown v. Board of Ed? Should They?
Since June 2007, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down plans by Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky to maintain racial balance in their public schools, many have seen the nation's education adequacy movement -- the growing wave of lawsuits in state courts that are winning more money for under-funded school districts -- as "the only game in town" for protecting the interests of poor and minority students.
The National Early Childhood Accountability Task Force has released its final report and recommendations for developing a comprehensive assessment system to improve the performance of early education programs. Over the past four years, states have invested more than $1.9 billion in preschool to improve outcomes for children, but few have implemented a comprehensive effort for assessing and improving performance to ensure that early education returns intended results.