Teachers College, Columbia University News: December 2013 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 Bringing the Impact of Domestic Violence Home http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9313 A conference at TC shines a hard light on one of the worlds most prevalent abuses Investing in the Heart of Teachers College: $8 Million Gift will Position the Library for the Future http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9146 An $8 million gift from education philanthropists Camilla and George Smith will enable Teachers college to renovate the fourth floor of its Gottesman Libraries as the Camilla and George Smith Learning Theater. Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9247 The Assistant Professor at the Community College Research Center proposes major structural changes to improve college student outcomes. TC Trustee James Comer Profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9207 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's Rebell: U.S. "Closer to Racial Equity Than We Were 50 Years Ago" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9221 But we are much further from Martin Luther Kings vision of equal educational opportunity than we should and could be. Getting With the Program - and Going Beyond It http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9223 In a new book about information technology management, TCs Lyle Yorks and Arthur Langer argue for more strategic leadership throughout organizations TC's Campaign for Educational Equity Collaborates on New Pre-K Proposal http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9235 The Campaign, along with the Center for Childrens Initiatives, released a comprehensive proposal to make quality preschool available in New York State. TC's Erika Levy Speaks on Today Show About Benefits of Bilingualism http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9224 The Associate Professor of Speech and Language Pathology says there is substantial upside to raising bilingual children. The Case for Pondering http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9215 TCs David Hansen argues for education that questions as much as it defines When the Going Gets Tough, Mom May, Too http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9172 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. TC's Chatterji: "More Diverse Students Aspire Toward College" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9206 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. The Charter School Difference: Not Quite What We Imagined http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9199 TCs Priscilla Wohlstetter and co-authors bring new information to a longstanding debate. Burying the Image of "the Wounded Negro" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9291 An eminent African-American education historian debunks a well-intentioned stereotype Bulgaria Was In the House http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9288 During a three-week visit to Teachers College in October, 15 Bulgarian high school teachers engaged with technology as a way to rethink their practice. Whither the Future of Anthropology in Education? http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9312 Eminent scholars gathered at TC in October to consider ways to sustain and make relevant a shrinking field Learning, with Interest http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9169 High school teachers gather at TC for a workshop on teaching financial literacy TC's Bailey Calls on High Schools, Colleges, Employers to Collaborate http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9249 Uniting the institutions can increase high school graduation and college success, writes Bailey, Director of TCs Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, in Room for Debate on NYTimes.com Syracuse Really Has No Highly Effective Teachers? http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9222 In this op-ed, which originally appeared on The Hechinger Report, Aaron Pallas writes that NY State rated Syracuse teachers on a wildly inappropriate metric. TC's Chatterji: "Multiple-Choice Tests Not Appropriate for Kindergartners" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9218 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. Why School -- and Society -- Should Care About Student Health http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9178 Get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast. Thats standard advice on the first day of school and on test days -- so wouldnt students learn and perform better if they were well-rested and well-nourished going into every day of learning? TCs a href=https://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=28930Charles Basch weighs in/a in the August issue of iSchool Administrator/i. TC's Christopher Emdin writes: "Geniuses Unite: The Intersection of Hip-Hop and Science" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8607 The science educator interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson and the rap artist GZA about what kids need to get hooked on science. Can the Shutdown Be Resolved? http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9212 TCs Peter Coleman weighs in on Minnesota public radio. TC'S Tom Bailey: Access to High-quality Education is Unequal from Earliest Schooling http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8604 Community colleges have contributed to this problem, Bailey writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education on July 2, but they are also essential to the solution. Luis Huerta: K12, Inc. Running Newark Charter From "Soup to Nuts" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9205 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 Fuhrman to NPR's Lopate: Tests Have Helped Crowd Out Arts Education http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9173 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. A Boss Reflects: Why Good Employees Make for Quiet Vacations http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9171 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.