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  • In Opinion Piece, TC

    In Opinion Piece, TC's Allegrante Defends Academic Freedom

    John P. Allegrante, Professor and Deputy Provost, wrote an opinion essay that was published in Iceland's Morgunbladid newspaper following the recent firing by Reykjavik University of Professor Einar Steingrimsson. Allegrante writes that the dismissal "raises grave questions" about academic freedom for Icelandic scholars and scientists. Steingrimsson had been publicly critical of the university's failure to consult faculty on academic matters.
    Published: 8/20/2010

  • ESEA Reauthorization: Don

    ESEA Reauthorization: Don't Bet the Store on Teacher Effectiveness

    Writing in Education Week, TC Trustee Jay Urwitz warns that the Obama administration's plans for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act lean too heavily on promoting teacher effectiveness -- an entity that is still not well-defined and that may not even be the most important factor in raising student performance.
    Published: 8/10/2010

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    TC's Margaret Crocco Questions the Value of Teach for America

    On the New York Times Website Today, the chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities writes that TFA has potentially serious implications for public education.
    Published: 7/15/2010

  • Obama Administration Should Make Education Technology a Higher Priority

    Obama Administration Should Make Education Technology a Higher Priority

    Guest-writing on The Answer Sheet, a Washington Post education blog, Ellen Meier, Associate Professor of Computing and Education, and co-director of the TC's Center for Technology and School Change, continues an ongoing series of critiques by TC faculty members of President Obama's blueprint for rewriting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Click Here for story.
    Published: 5/20/2010

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    Don't rush to link teacher evaluation to student achievement

    TC's President Susan Fuhrman is a guest writer on The Answer Sheet, a Washington Post education blog.
    Published: 5/14/2010

  • Tying Teacher Evaluation to Student Achievement

    Tying Teacher Evaluation to Student Achievement

    Writing in Education Week, TC President Susan Fuhrman summarizes an NRC-NAEd report on the advantages and pitfalls of value-added approaches, especially for use with teachers.
    Published: 4/7/2010

  • Leadership in the Time of Obama

    Leadership in the Time of Obama

    As President Obama nears victory on passage of health care legislation, TC's Peter Coleman and co-author Robert Ferguson, writing in The Huffington Post, urge him to make continued use of "smart power" - a strategy articulated by Harvard's Joseph Nye for foreign diplomacy - in dealing with domestic issues. Click Here for story.
    Published: 3/22/2010

  • The Backlash against Charter Schools

    The Backlash against Charter Schools

    Writing for the New York Times' online "Room for Debate" forum, TC's Jeffrey Henig and Luis Huerta (third piece from the top) argue that "shifting economic and political conditions at the state and national level" are one reason for "the more vocal and newly energized critiques of charters" in New York and elsewhere. http://nyti.ms/9BCzPk

    Click here to read a story in the 2010 TC Annual Report about charter schools and new research by Henig, Huerta, and TC faculty member Henry Levin and student Jonathan Gyurko.
    Published: 3/15/2010

  • Is There a Good Way to Get Rid of Bad Teachers?

    Is There a Good Way to Get Rid of Bad Teachers?

    TC's Aaron Pallas is one of several commentators weighing in on this subject on the New York Times' online editorial forum, "Room for Debate."
    Published: 2/25/2010

  • Tying Teacher Tenure to Student Scores Doesn't Fly

    "When a student fails to flourish, it is rarely the result of one party. Rather, it tends to be a confluence of confounding factors, often involving parents, teachers, administrators, politicians, neighborhoods, and even the student himself," writes Justin Snider, teaches undergraduate writing at Columbia University and is a research fellow at the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, at Teachers College.
    Published: 2/15/2010

  • TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

    Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.
    Published: 1/11/2010

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