Teachers College, Columbia University News: Volume XVII, No. 5 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 Assessing Assessments and#8212; and Assessment Use http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8553 Experts from around the world gathered at TC in March to debate whether standardized tests are used in fair and valid ways TEDx @ TC: Speaking From the Head and the Heart on International Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8554 Student organizers are looking ahead to next years event The Consequences of Great Expectations http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8539 A new study by TCs Suniya Luthar and colleagues confirms elevated rates of substance abuse, depression and other problems among affluent youth Home Is Where the Art Is http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8557 Alumni gather for a showcase of the Art and Art Education Programs past, present and future Bound to Make an Impact http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8551 A gallery of TCs 2012 graduates The Art of Affirmation http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8534 In both her art and philanthropic work, Pamela Ader focuses on the power of nature -- including the human will Video Highlights from TC's Other Curriculum http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8537 Video Highlights from TCs Other Curriculum Genishi, Martinez-Roldan and Mensah Honored by AERA http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8465 Genishi receives multiple honors, including the Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award Teachers College 2012 Convocations Honor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martha Kanter and Shirley Brice Heath http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8455 Tyson, the Peoples Astrophysicist, Under Secretary of Education Kanter, and the cultural historian Heath will address TC graduates at ceremonies on May 15 and 16. An Electrifying Celebration http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8474 TCs Academic Festival 2012 highlights the power of technology to transform learning Connecting to Hope http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8475 Speaking at TCs Academic Festival, Jeffrey Sachs calls technology, which created the population growth and climate change that now threaten the planet, our best hope for salvation Technology Can Be Transformative - But Only in the Right Hands http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8478 New tools can help overcome unequal access, poor quality and inefficiency in education Matthew Pittinsky tells an Academic Festival audience. A full slate of panels and presentations http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8563 A full slate of panels and presentations Setting Hearts on Fire http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8489 A new book by alumna Jill Iscol (written with faculty member Peter Cookson) tells the stories of young people trying to change the world. Now theres a workshop, too Bringing Economics to Scale http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8561 A launch event for the nationwide distribution of TCs curriculum on the national debt draws the former budget director for the Obama administration and others TC's Andrew Gordon is Honored by the National Academy of Kinesiology http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8533 Andrew Gordon, Professor of Movement Sciences and Director of TCs Center for Cerebral Palsy Research, has been elected an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). TC's Bailey and Kagan Elected to National Academy of Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8527 Two leading policy faculty members are recognized for their extraordinary impact on education in the United States and abroad TC's Bailey Receives 2012 AERA Exemplary Research Award http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8469 One of the nations foremost experts on community colleges is honored for his outstanding contribution to knowledge and understanding in the field of higher education. Honoring the Creator of the TC Reading and Math Buddies http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8490 At the Colleges Student Outreach Showcase, Dawn Arno is credited for building two signature programs SLP Faculty, TC Administrators Receive Humanitarian Award for Work in Ghana http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8425 The TC Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Ghana program is in its fifth year. Each year since 2008, Crowley and Baigorri have brought 18 masters students in the SLP program to Ghana to provide free services for children and adults with communications disorders, and to provide professional development for their Ghanaian colleagues. Making the Case for Art Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8555 TC faculty and students weigh in at the National Art Education Association convention New Study by TC's Douglas Ready Shows School Segregation on Long Island is High http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8526 The study by Ready found that school segregation on Long Island is double the national average and, in Nassau County, it is triple. Laura Azzarito http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8556 Challenging stereotypes about sport, physical activity and fitness