Teachers College, Columbia University News: TC NewsMakers 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 AP: Only 25 Percent of Remedial Students Graduate From College http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9456 4/16/2014 But some have found success in accelerated remedial programs, says Thomas Bailey, of TCs Community College Research Center. AP: Only 25 Percent of Remedial Students Graduate From College Critique of Colorblind Policies Covered in WashPo Blog http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9451 4/10/2014 A policy briefing by Amy Stuart Wells reveals that colorblind education policies support race-based inequality. Critique of Colorblind Policies Covered in WashPo Blog TC Teams With NASA, Regeneron to Train Teachers in STEM http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9449 4/10/2014 The STEM Teaching Fellowship will train teachers to integrate STEM disciplines into classroom instruction. TC Teams With NASA, Regeneron to Train Teachers in STEM Derald Sue on NPR: Microaggressions Are Denigrating http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9446 4/4/2014 In an interview with Michel Martin, Professor Sue says casual, everyday questions and comments can reveal unconscious biases. Derald Sue on NPR: Microaggressions Are Denigrating Science Educator and Professor Christopher Emdin Honored by White House as a Champion of Change http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9415 2/25/2014 Emdin was named to White Houses Champions of Change 2014 lineup for his work using Hip Hop to teach science Science Educator and Professor Christopher Emdin Honored by White House as a Champion of Change NY Times Op-Ed Cites TCs Levin Study of CUNY Program http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9343 1/9/2014 Former TC Sachs lecturer David Kirp cites a study co-authored by Henry Levin, William H Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, which found that an academic and financial support program for one community college student costing $4,000 per year reaps whopping $200,000 in taxpayer benefits. NY Times Op-Ed Cites TCs Levin Study of CUNY Program TC Will Use The New Public Film to Help Prepare Teachers http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9333 12/17/2013 In an editorial about the film by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, TCs Anand Marri says the college will create a companion curriculum to help train teachers to teach low-income, urban students. TC Will Use The New Public Film to Help Prepare Teachers A Eulogy with Laughter http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9324 12/11/2013 Writing in a href=http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/the-secret-life-of-grief/281992/ target=_blankiThe Atlantic/i/a, Derek Thompson finds wisdom and hope in the ideas of TCs George Bonanno as he comes to terms with his mothers death. A Eulogy with Laughter Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9247 10/31/2013 The Assistant Professor at the Community College Research Center proposes major structural changes to improve college student outcomes. Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System TCs Bonanno Talks About Resilience With CBS Morning News http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9232 10/22/2013 The Professor of Psychology and resilience expert says people are more resilient than they think. TCs Bonanno Talks About Resilience With CBS Morning News TCs Erika Levy Speaks on Today Show About Benefits of Bilingualism http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9224 10/16/2013 The Associate Professor of Speech and Language Pathology says there is substantial upside to raising bilingual children. TCs Erika Levy Speaks on Today Show About Benefits of Bilingualism Homeless to Harvard to TC http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9216 10/14/2013 Liz Murray talks to abc.com about her journey from homelessness to Harvard to TC this fall to study in the Psychology and Spirituality program and work with homeless teens. Homeless to Harvard to TC TCs Knight Highlights College Application Challenges for Immigrants http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9220 10/14/2013 Applying to college is especially tough for first generation immigrants, but the first step is to demystify the process, says TCs Michelle Knight, quoted in an article in Teaching Tolerance. TCs Knight Highlights College Application Challenges for Immigrants TCs Chatterji: Multiple-Choice Tests Not Appropriate for Kindergartners http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9218 10/11/2013 The Associate Professor of Measurement, Evaluation and Education writes in the New York Daily News that multiple-choice tests are not developmentally appropriate for kindergartners, who are not used to so much structure. TCs Chatterji: Multiple-Choice Tests Not Appropriate for Kindergartners TCs Joey Lee: Video Games Allow Students to Fail and Try Again http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9217 10/11/2013 The Assistant Professor who runs TCs Games Research Lab tells the Wall Street Journal some video games encourage players to persist through failure. and thats a good thing TCs Joey Lee: Video Games Allow Students to Fail and Try Again Can the Shutdown Be Resolved? http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9212 10/4/2013 TCs Peter Coleman weighs in on Minnesota public radio. Can the Shutdown Be Resolved? Water Under the Bridge http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9210 10/1/2013 In a U.S. Army publication profile, a href=http://www.dvidshub.net/news/114535/olivia-hooker-spars-story#.UksItn8Z9TZ%23ixzz2gUe3OyWBOlivia Hooker/a, a 98-year-old former college professor and graduate of Teachers College, recalls her service as one of the first African American women in the Coast Guard SPAR program during World War II. Water Under the Bridge TC Trustee James Comer Profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9207 9/28/2013 At 78, the creator of the nations first reported school intervention program to significantly boost behavior and outcomes for poor and/or socially marginalized students remains aa href = http://diverseeducation.com/article/55852/# towering figure/a who is widely sought for his ideas and insights. TC Trustee James Comer Profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education Luis Huerta: K12, Inc. Running Newark Charter From Soup to Nuts http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9205 9/27/2013 The Associate Professor of Education tells The Star-Ledger that the for-profit company is running a public charter school without much input from the public Luis Huerta: K12, Inc. Running Newark Charter From Soup to Nuts TCs Chatterji: More Diverse Students Aspire Toward College http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9206 9/27/2013 The Associate Professor of Measurement-Evaluation and Education told The Washington Times that increasing numbers of minority test-takers on the SAT is a positive thing for our society, but that we need to do more so that all students can succeed in college and beyond. TCs Chatterji: More Diverse Students Aspire Toward College TC on Today http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9189 9/5/2013 New students descend on The Today Show to spread the word about TCs 125th anniversary. a href=http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?articleID=9189#todayClipCheck out/a new TC Student Senate President Bobby Cox hobnobbing with Al Roker. TC on Today TCs Edmund Gordon to Receive Living Landmark Award in Rockland County http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9180 8/26/2013 The countys Historical Society will honor Gordon, TCs Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education Director Emeritus of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, along with his wife Susan, at an event in September. The Living Landmark Award honors individuals who have demonstrated commitment and service and who have made a difference in Rockland and beyond while representing the countys spirit and history. TCs Edmund Gordon to Receive Living Landmark Award in Rockland County USA Weekend Features Projo the Robot and its Human, TCs Sandra Okita http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9174 8/12/2013 The a href=http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20130809/LIVING/308090008/Six-innovators-offer-a-fresh-perspective-on-learning target=_blankmagazine reports/a that the soft-spoken robot, whose name is short for projective agent...helps students learn in part by making mistakes to keep them vigilant. USA Weekend Features Projo the Robot and its Human, TCs Sandra Okita Fuhrman to NPRs Lopate: Tests Have Helped Crowd Out Arts Education http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9173 8/9/2013 President Susan Fuhrman appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show to discuss the New York City mayoral candidates positions on arts education and funding as a follow up to the July 30 candidates forum at TC. Fuhrman to NPRs Lopate: Tests Have Helped Crowd Out Arts Education When the Going Gets Tough, Mom May, Too http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9172 8/7/2013 A study co-authored by TCs Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, which finds that during lean economic times some mothers may impose harsher and even violent discipline on their children, has received coverage in a href=http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/08/05/economic-recession-tied-to-harsh-parenting-from-mothersU.S. News and World Report/a and the a href=http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sn-harsh-parents-economy-20130805,0,6847980.storyLos Angeles Times/a. When the Going Gets Tough, Mom May, Too A Boss Reflects: Why Good Employees Make for Quiet Vacations http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9171 8/6/2013 TC Trustee Christopher Williams, C.E.O. of the Williams Capital Group, shares that and other management insights in the a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/business/-christopher-j-williams-of-williams-capital-group-says-a-great-manager-should-expect-a-peaceful-vacation.html?_r=0 target=_blankSunday New York Times Corner Office column/a. A Boss Reflects: Why Good Employees Make for Quiet Vacations TC Students Participate in Malala Day at UN http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9167 7/29/2013 The Wall Street Journal interviewed TC student volunteers on Malala Day at the UN, when Malala Yousafzai,16, gave her first public address since being shot by the Taliban on her way to school in Pakistan. TC Students Participate in Malala Day at UN His Assignment: Help Close the Gap http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9120 6/27/2013 Alumni Focus: David Johns (M.A. 06) has spent his life thinking about how to improve educational outcomes for African Americans. Now thats his job -- at the White House. His Assignment: Help Close the Gap Science Genius Project Picks Winning Rap http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9094 6/24/2013 The science rap contest, co-sponsored by Christopher Emdin, Assistant Professor of Science Education: the hip-hop performer GZA; and Rap Genius, chose a citywide winner, Jabari Johnson, at its final showdown. Science Genius Project Picks Winning Rap Former Faculty Member Gregory Anderson Named Dean of Temples College of Education http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9084 6/11/2013 Anderson was a post-doctoral minority fellow at TC and an associate professor in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education at TC . He is also a former higher education policy officer in Educational Opportunity and Scholarship programs at the Ford Foundation in New York. Former Faculty Member Gregory Anderson Named Dean of Temples College of Education Fox Health News Features TCs Swallowing Clinic http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9060 5/22/2013 The dysphagia therapy and research of Professor Georgia Malandraki, and the progress of patient Joseph Forrester, is highlighted in a Fox Health News story. Fox Health News Features TCs Swallowing Clinic Michael Rebell: Nation at Risk Gave Us Standards Movement http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8973 4/24/2013 The Professor of Law and Education and Head of the Campaign for Educational Equity, said the report was a blunt assessment of weakness in American education that still resonates 30 years later. Michael Rebell: Nation at Risk Gave Us Standards Movement James Borland Talks to Wall Street Journal About Gifted Testing in NYC http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8939 4/3/2013 In two stories, the expert in gifted education says relying solely on standardized tests to admit students doesnt promote diversity in gifted and talented programs. James Borland Talks to Wall Street Journal About Gifted Testing in NYC Emdin, GZA on PBS Newshour With Rap Genius http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8923 3/28/2013 Professor Christopher Emdin and GZA, the Rap Artist from the Wu Tang Clan, demonstrate their Rap Science B.A.T.T.L.E. contest at Bronx Compass High School. Emdin, GZA on PBS Newshour With Rap Genius Hip-Hop Science BATTLE on PBS Newshour This Evening http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8921 3/27/2013 TCs Chris Emdin and Wu Tang Clans GZA will appear on PBS Newshour March 27, at about 20 minutes after the hour (check local listings) with students at Bronx Compass High School who are participating in their joint project, Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. The BBC World News Radio aired a spot about the project on March 23. Hip-Hop Science BATTLE on PBS Newshour This Evening Gordon Commission: Testing Must Improve Teaching and Learning http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8900 3/11/2013 The Commission, led by Yale and TC Professor Emeritus Edmund Gordon, called for assessments that help students accelerate learning and teachers personalize instruction. Gordon Commission: Testing Must Improve Teaching and Learning Research by TCs Laura Azzarito Highlights Differences in How Young People See Their Own Bodies http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8879 2/28/2013 Azzarito, Associate Professor of Physical Education, says schools could use PE time to help students think critically about the messages they receive concerning body, health and physical activity. Research by TCs Laura Azzarito Highlights Differences in How Young People See Their Own Bodies Alumna Dr. Ruth Featured in PBS documentary The Makers: Women Who Make America http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8877 2/26/2013 The Adjunct Professor Dr. Ruth Westheimer is featured in the a href=http://www.thirteen.org/programs/women-who-make-america/documentary/a on the womens movement on a href=http://www.thirteen.org/PBS/a. The psychologist and sex therapist is teaching a class, Families, Television and Other Media, this spring semester through the a href=http://www.tc.edu/its/International and Transcultural Studies Department/a. Alumna Dr. Ruth Featured in PBS documentary The Makers: Women Who Make America TCs Emdin Takes the Rap on ABC World News http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8864 2/22/2013 It is a href=http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/science-sings-gza-rapper-collaboration-18564279prime time/a for Emdin, Assistant Professor of Science Education, and rapper GZA in their efforts to use hip-hop to teach high school physics. TCs Emdin Takes the Rap on ABC World News Why the School Bus Never Comes in Red or Green http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8857 2/20/2013 Teachers College Professor Dr. Frank W. Cyr believed public education should be accessible to all students. His pioneering work led to the birth of the modern-day school bus and TCs ongoing commitment to comprehensive educational opportunity for all. Why the School Bus Never Comes in Red or Green TCs Lynn Kagan says Obamas pre-school proposal represents a milestone achievement http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8856 2/18/2013 On Wired Academic, the co-director of the National Center for Children and Families says preschool options will help the US compete economically with other countries. TCs Lynn Kagan says Obamas pre-school proposal represents a milestone achievement Effective Learning Requires Healthy Bodies and Minds, Says Chuck Basch http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8841 2/11/2013 Ahead of Dr. Howell Wechslers annual Tisch lecture on Feb. 12, Basch and Wechsler tell C.M. Rubin, Huffington Post, that health issues prominent among low-income urban minority youth, limit their motivation and ability to learn. Effective Learning Requires Healthy Bodies and Minds, Says Chuck Basch Suniya Luthar: Keep Teens Busy But Ease Performance Pressure http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8838 2/7/2013 Its not the jam-packed schedules stressing teens out -- in fact, extra-curricular activities help blow off steam -- but highly competitive behavior should be discouraged, Luthar told the Toronto Globe and Mail. Suniya Luthar: Keep Teens Busy But Ease Performance Pressure Hip Hop Science Battle Starts at ELLIS High School http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8833 2/4/2013 Time Warners show, It Aint Rocket Science captured a Hip Hop Science Battle session in the Bronx Hip Hop Science Battle Starts at ELLIS High School University-Assisted School is Risky, Says President Fuhrman, But an Obligation http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8832 2/4/2013 In the a href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/johns-hopkins-hoping-to-revive-east-baltimore-neighborhood-on-its-border/2013/01/31/2b10290e-60ad-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_story.htmlWashington Post/a, Fuhrman says, With heightened accountability, you are on the line for student achievement. But were neighbors. We have an obligation. University-Assisted School is Risky, Says President Fuhrman, But an Obligation