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July 2012

News You Can Use is a quarterly compendium of stories about research, curriculum development, policy work and community outreach emanating from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jeffrey Sachs at TC Academic Festival 2012

Connecting to Hope

Speaking at TC's Academic Festival, Jeffrey Sachs calls technology, which created the population growth and climate change that now threaten the planet, our best hope for salvation (Read more...)

AERI Steiner Khamsi Jill Iscol Judging Community Colleges by a New Standard
Research/Publications
Assessing Assessments — and Assessment Use
Experts from around the world gathered at TC in March to debate whether standardized tests are used in fair and valid ways (more...)
International
Helping Pakistan Professionalize Its Teachers
Since 2009, Teachers College faculty members have been working with 15 Pakistani universities in four provinces, (more...)
Praxis
Setting Hearts on Fire
A new book by alumna Jill Iscol (written with faculty member Peter Cookson) tells the stories of young people trying to change the world. (more...)
Policy
Judging Community Colleges by a New Standard
A national committee led by TC's Thomas Bailey recommends taking a broader view of success (more...)

More ... News You Can Use

Research/Publications
Center for Postsecondary Research Study Shows Developmental Summer Bridge Programs Help
Couch Potatoes: Jews in Therapy
The Consequences of Great Expectations: Psychological Risks for Affluent Youth
New Study by TC's Douglas Ready Shows School Segregation on Long Island is High
Community Colleges Steer Students to Remedial Classes Who Don't Need Them
Rewiring The Learning Landscape (Spring 2012 issue of TC Today magazine, on technology and learning)
Praxis
The Thinking Profession: Reengineering Teacher Prep for the 21st Century
Bringing Economics to Scale: Launching a Curriculum on the National Debt
Highlights from TC's "Other Curriculum": Video Clips from the Tisch Lecture, the Sachs Lecture, and More
An Electrifying Celebration: TC's Academic Festival Focuses on Technology and Learning
Answering the Call to Invent Tomorrow: TC's 2012 Commencement
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter: We Need More Teachers
International
A Hidden Teacher Shortage in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
TC Creates Joint Master's Program With Education Institute in Singapore
Policy
How Should Politics Influence Education Policy? Launching TC's New Policy Department

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