Teachers College, Columbia University News: Volume 37, No. 2 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 TC and China http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9144 This spring, when Frances Schoonmaker returns to Chinas Nanjing Normal University for the first time in 15 years, shell be braced for a shock. Educating The Public About Public Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9135 Former TC faculty member Donna E. Shalala has served in two presidential administrations and presided over three universities. In excerpts adapted from an interview for the Teachers College Oral History Project, she reflects on an unplanned career that has given her a unique perspective on why public schools matter. His Assignment: Help Close the Gap http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9120 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. Giving Peace Education a Chance http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9137 It takes sweat and tears to prevent bloodshed Learning From The Rest Of The World http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9136 Its a truly global classroom out there. Time for the United States to pull up a chair. Its called learner-centered pedagogy, and since the 1970s it has been popular with some funders of education reform. Empower a group of students to work together on a project or report, the thinking goes, and theyll raise questions and own the work in ways that plain old didactic instruction could never produce. Looking Beyond The Frame http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9104 As schools cut back on arts programs, parents and district leaders embrace partnerships with outside cultural organizations. But are kids really learning anything about art? Determining R.O.I. for Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9112 TCs Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education (CBCSE), backed by a $500,000 grant from the federal Institute of Education Studies (IES), is making its methods widely available to other researchers. A New Way to Teach Science http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9105 In an essay published in the January 2013 issue of Science, Ann Rivet, TC Associate Professor of Education, called on scientists to get behind proposed new K-12 science education standards and advocate for their adoption by states. Lost in Translation http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9088 The United States is becoming a majority non-white nation. To truly level the playing field, non-whites will need to reclaim and recast their own narratives. President's Letter http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9097 Dewey or Dont We? TC Timeline http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9149 Explore TC firsts and milestones throughout the years TC Testimonials: Alumni, friends and admirers reflect on the College http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9143 TC Testimonials: Alumni, friends and admirers reflect on the College The Joy of Giving: Abby M. O'neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9128 A founding family member acts on her belief that education is the secret to it all The Joy Of Giving: Amity P. Buxton http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9129 A Pioneer of Learning Innovation Supports New Technology at TC The Joy Of Giving: Debra Heinrich http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9130 A Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back Class Will Meet Outside Today http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9101 As the pendulum swings toward longer school days and years, is there a future in the concept - long championed at Teachers College - of education that occurs beyond school walls? How Smart Can We Get? http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9102 Advances in teaching and technology could usher in a golden age of education. TC faculty consider the future of learning in a high-tech world. It's Circle Time for Pre-K http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9103 President Obamas proposal to expand early childhood programs has sparked a debate about a strategy many believe should be a national priority. Art and Class http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9113 Creating Opportunities for Creativity http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9116 Putting Standards to the Test http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9106 During the past 30 years, U.S. education has become increasingly standards-driven. Are we getting anywhere? The Devil Is In The Assessments http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9110 A History Of Evaluation http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9111 Building The Village It Takes http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9132 Theres no single solution to the achievement gap, but a lot of solutions, together, just might do the trick. Indexing Equity on Long Island http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9133 The School Development Champion http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9134 Include Me In http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9141 Thats been the rallying cry of special-needs students throughout a century-plus of efforts to secure quality education. How far can inclusion go? Everyone Belongs http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9139 Education Dreams http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9140 Taking The Pulse Of The Community http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9138 Changing the health of populations, from neighborhoods to nations, starts with finding out whats really going on in peoples lives and their communities. Tending the House that Dodge Built http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9131 As the scion of a great charitable family, William Bill Dodge Rueckert takes his obligations seriously -- especially his connection to Teachers College Celebrating All Things 125 http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9098 A TC Party of Historic Proportions First Editions: A One-Fingered Author's Tribute to Hands-On Learning http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9127 Though bed-bound, Tom Sobol celebrates Deweys vision of life as education Goleman receives Klingenstein award http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9107 Can "Cyberchase" apps teach math? http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9108 The Gift Is Science, But Kids Love the Rapping http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9109 Responding to Sandy's Devastation http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9117 In the wake of the hurricane, TC helps New York City rebuild Preparing Educators to Think about Health http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9114 Education Enters the Era of Big Data http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9115 Alumni News http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9124 A Capitol Celebration Alumni Association President's Message http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9125 Alumni Events http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9126 Class Notes http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9100 In Memoriam http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9122 Rebuilding the Social Order http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9118 Alumni Focus: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann (Ph.D. -78, M.A. -68) sees herself as the latest in a line of TC civic educators. Thats why shes teaching behind bars. Smiling to Keep Learning http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9119 Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.99, Ed.D. 12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education. Progressing Beyond His Comfort Zone http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9121 Alumni Focus: With World II, life at TC and beyond changed dramatically for Richard Alexander (M.A. 41). So, ultimately, did he.