Teachers College, Columbia University News: Policy http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news News at Teachers College, Columbia University en-us Copyright 2014 Teachers College, Columbia University webmaster@tc.columbia.eduacquaro@exchange.tc.columbia.edu https://www.tc.columbia.edu/images/tclogo.gif Teachers College, Columbia University http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news TCs Chatterji Co-Hosts EdWeek Blog on Assessment http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9429 3/13/2014 The first blog entry, by Madhabi Chatterji, the director of TCs Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative, debuts this week, with guests to follow. TCs Campaign for Educational Equity Collaborates on New Pre-K Proposal http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9235 10/24/2013 The Campaign, along with the Center for Childrens Initiatives, released a comprehensive proposal to make quality preschool available in New York State. TCs Campaign for Educational Equity Collaborates on New Pre-K Proposal Canvassing the Candidates http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9170 8/2/2013 A Mayoral Forum at TC puts the arts and culture center stage Canvassing the Candidates A Blueprint for Closing the Gap http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8863 2/20/2013 As reported in a href=http://ca.news.yahoo.com/closing-education-achievement-gap-blue-ribbon-panel-offers-004848932.htmlYahoo Canada/a, in its final a href=http://www.foreachandeverychild.org/The_Report.htmlreport/a to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a blue-ribbon, federally appointed panel that includes TCs Michael Rebell has issued guidelines for closing the nations education achievement gap. A Blueprint for Closing the Gap Kossoff Lecture at TC Features Education Debate Between Advisers to Candidates Obama and Romney http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8694 10/17/2012 Debating at TC, the education advisors to Obama and Romney differ on the role of the federal government, funding, NCLB and more Kossoff Lecture at TC Features Education Debate Between Advisers to Candidates Obama and Romney A Consensus that Poverty Really Does Influence Education Outcomes http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8685 9/27/2012 At a recent TC gathering of top education researchers, the consensus was that poverty really does influence educational outcomes A Consensus that Poverty Really Does Influence Education Outcomes Following Report of Community College Research, Connecticut Limits Use of Remedial Courses http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8535 5/10/2012 The state passed a law limiting remedial enrollment at community colleges to one semester, after TCs Community College Research Center research found that many students were being unnecessarily assigned to non-credit remedial classes. Following Report of Community College Research, Connecticut Limits Use of Remedial Courses CCRCs Tom Bailey: New Ways to Calculate College Graduation Rates are Major Step Forward, If Flawed http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8468 4/18/2012 Writing for The Hechinger Report, Bailey, chair of the DOE national Committee on Measures of Student Success, says students should be individually tracked across institutions. CCRCs Tom Bailey: New Ways to Calculate College Graduation Rates are Major Step Forward, If Flawed Educational Equity for Undocumented Students: Legislators to Discuss Dream Act for New York State on April 10 at TC http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8447 4/9/2012 Senator Bill Perkins and State Representative Guillermo Linares will speak in Milbank Chapel April 10, followed by faculty panel discussion. Educational Equity for Undocumented Students: Legislators to Discuss Dream Act for New York State on April 10 at TC How Should Politics Influence Education Policy? http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8381 2/11/2012 Three experts weigh in at the launch of TCs newest department How Should Politics Influence Education Policy? TC to Launch Ed Policy and Social Analysis Department at Feb. 8 Symposium http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8372 2/1/2012 Jack Jennings, Christopher Cross, Wendy Puriefoy will reflect on U.S. education policy and where its headed beyond the 2012 election. TCs Basch Meets with U.S. Education Secretary to Outline Health Strategies http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8161 8/18/2011 Charles Basch, TCs Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education, was one of four experts who met recently with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the connection between health disparities and the minority achievement gap and propose ways that schools can promote student health and wellness. TCs Basch Meets with U.S. Education Secretary to Outline Health Strategies TC Reprises Renowned Superintendents Conference http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8141 7/26/2011 The 68th annual Superintendents Work Conference will be held on July 28 and 29 for local superintendents juggling competing reform pressures and shrinking budgets. TC Reprises Renowned Superintendents Conference Research Center for Arts and Culture, Long Based at TC, Will Join the National Center for Creative Aging http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8100 6/13/2011 A pioneering initiative expands its mission Research Center for Arts and Culture, Long Based at TC, Will Join the National Center for Creative Aging Cooperation Matters http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7942 3/31/2011 The new Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving research in the public sector by combining the effort of Priscilla Wolhstetter at TC with Columbias Schools of Law, Business and Social Work. Cooperation Matters The Best Policy http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7834 1/13/2011 A new department will centralize the Colleges interdisciplinary policy work and bring together some of the nations leading experts. Education Reform in the U.S. and England http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7702 11/3/2010 An education policy discussion on November 8 with Geoffrey Whitty, Director of the Institute of Education, London Education Reform in the U.S. and England Community Colleges Must Improve, Conference Speakers Say http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7663 9/30/2010 Many community college students need remedial coursework, but new research on innovative programs offers some hope. Community Colleges Must Improve, Conference Speakers Say TC Faculty Still Waiting for Superman http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7655 9/20/2010 TC screened Waiting for Superman, the controversial new documentary about five families trying to get their children into charter schools. A panel of TC faculty discussed the film in the Cowin Center auditorium. TC Faculty Still Waiting for Superman Bailey to Lead National Committee on Success Measures at Two-Year Colleges http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7549 6/4/2010 Thomas Bailey, TCs George and Abby ONeill Professor Economics and Education, will lead a new national committee that will recommend steps for two-year colleges to comply with federal graduation and completion-rate disclosure requirements. Bailey to Lead National Committee on Success Measures at Two-Year Colleges TCs Basch Participates in White House Meeting on Lets Move Initiative http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7465 5/7/2010 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 Obamas Lets Move campaign to prevent childhood obesity. TCs Basch Participates in White House Meeting on Lets Move Initiative TC at AERA 2010 http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7451 4/30/2010 This years 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 a href=http://www.tc.edu/news/7409www.tc.edu/aera2010/a TC at AERA 2010 It Will Take Faith to Close the Gap http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7441 4/7/2010 Peter Groff, Director of the U.S. Department of Educations 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 TCs Vice Presidents Office for Diversity and Community Affairs and the Colleges Black Student Network. It Will Take Faith to Close the Gap State Legislators to Meet at TC to Talk About Education http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7376 3/4/2010 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 TCs National Center for Postsecondary Research. State Legislators to Meet at TC to Talk About Education Close To Home http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7263 12/1/2009 Speaking at TC, New York Stateand#8217;s two top education officials outline their ideas for changing teacher certification and evaluation. a href=http://www.tc.edu/kossoff/Click here/a to view the Webcast of the event. Close To Home New Jerseys Decades-Long School Finance Case: So, Whats the Payoff? http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7240 11/19/2009 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 states help in providing educational resources equal to those provided by wealthier communities. Arne Duncan Media Coverage http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7194 10/26/2009 The Secretary Calls for a Sea Change http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7192 10/23/2009 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 nations teacher preparation programs and said most teachers colleges are doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of the 21st-century classroom.brba href=http://blip.tv/file/2802380View the speech/a/b. The Secretary Calls for a Sea Change TC Hosts U.S. Secretary of Education for Major Policy Address http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7179 10/22/2009 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 TCs Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture.brbrTC President Susan Fuhrman will introduced Duncan, whose remarks were followed by audience Q and A.brbrVideo of the event can be viewed at a href=http://www.tc.edu/duncanwebcasthttp://www.tc.edu/duncanwebcast/a. TC Hosts U.S. Secretary of Education for Major Policy Address Hechinger Fellows Get Schooled on Community Colleges http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7169 9/24/2009 Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter discusses President Obamas initiative to increase college completion rates during a session with education reporters attending the Hechinger Institutes Community College Fellowship program at TC. Hechinger Fellows Get Schooled on Community Colleges Has NCLB Improved Teacher Quality? http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6989 5/7/2009 At a forum hosted by TCs Campaign for Educational Equity, a former Bush Administration education official argues that the highly qualified teacher provision of Bushs signature No Child Left Behind law has had no demonstrable impact. Has NCLB Improved Teacher Quality? UCLA Scholar to Speak on the Latino Education Crisis http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6890 2/18/2009 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. UCLA Scholar to Speak on the Latino Education Crisis Shaping the Future of Nursing http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6806 1/7/2009 TC alumna Elaine Tagliareni, President of the 27,000-member National League of Nursing, is redefining opportunity in the helping profession. Shaping the Future of Nursing A Preview from Obamas Nominee for U.S. Education Secretary http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6790 12/23/2008 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 hes confident the new president wont let the current economic crisis deter him from fixing the nations schools. A Preview from Obamas Nominee for U.S. Education Secretary Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6763 11/25/2008 At TCs 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 TCs 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. Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap Fuhrman Leads Panel on Education Standards at Forum to Advise Obama and Congress http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6759 11/18/2008 3:30:00 PM 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. Fuhrman Leads Panel on Education Standards at Forum to Advise Obama and Congress Real-World Lessons on Recruiting and Developing Quality Teachers http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6758 11/18/2008 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. Real-World Lessons on Recruiting and Developing Quality Teachers In Debate, Education Advisers to McCain and Obama Focus on K-12 Issues http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6757 10/22/2008 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 Tough Questions, Provocative Answers, Lively Debate http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6573 4/15/2008 What do we know about how to close the nations 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 TCs Campaign for Educational Equity since the beginning of the new year. Tough Questions, Provocative Answers, Lively Debate Team Pre-K http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6539 3/31/2008 Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan are leaders in the early childhood education revolution. Team Pre-K Covering the Beat Less Traveled http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6434 11/15/2007 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 shes so interested in writing about community colleges-she attended one herself. Covering the Beat Less Traveled Equity Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown v. Board of Ed? Should They? http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6425 11/5/2007 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 nations 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. Equity Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown v. Board of Ed? Should They? National Task Force Chaired by TCs Kagan Issues New Recommendations on Pre-K Policy http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6421 11/4/2007 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. National Task Force Chaired by TCs Kagan Issues New Recommendations on Pre-K Policy A New Blog on Educational Adequacy http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6422 10/30/2007 ACCESS, an organization based at TC that serves as a national forum for plaintiff attorneys and advocates involved in state school finance lawsuits, has launched its own blog, EdFunding Matters, which can now be read at a href=http://www.schoolfunding.info/blog/http://www.schoolfunding.info/blog//a. A New Blog on Educational Adequacy Getting Better All the Time http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6411 10/18/2007 Teachers College has always been an incredibly policy-rich environment, says Sharon Lynn Kagan, who was named TCs first Associate Dean for Policy and head of the newly created Office of Policy and Research (OPR) in 2004. Now were making it an easier place to navigate, and thats one more reason why were becoming the institute of choice both for users of policy research and for policy students. Getting Better All the Time