Teachers College, Columbia University News: April 2014 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 studies validate CUNY program to speed graduation http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9457 Scale It Up, ASAP: A CUNY program to accelerate graduation rates at community colleges is working, two TC studies find Enigmatic Inequality in New York City's Public Schools http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9431 What was the legacy of the Bloomberg-Klein era in New York Citys public schools? Speaking in the Colleges Endowed Professorship Lecture Series, Aaron Pallas, TCs Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology and Education, says the stock portfolio management operating philosophy of the past 12 years did not stem unequal distribution of quality teachers, dollars and high-needs students. Walls with Ears http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9427 TCs newly renovated Neurocognition of Language lab ensures that everyone gets heard A Framework for Doing Their Own Thing http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9428 TCs Neurocognition and Language lab gives doctoral students a platform to pursue their own research interests. Still Living the Dream - and Explaining It http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9414 A TC gathering affirms that psychoanalysis is alive and relevant in the age of Nikeism Faculty Member Lesley Bartlett and Alumna Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher to Receive CIES National Book Award http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9421 emRefugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South/em, which includes six chapters authored or coauthored by TC graduates or doctoral students, questions the distinctions between immigrant and refugee. TC Team to Study Collective Impact Approach to Education Reform http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9436 A team led by Professor Jeffrey Henig secured funds from The Wallace Foundation to study how urban community institutions can work together on social and educational challenges. TC Among First Recipients of Community Schools Grant http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9406 Teachers Colleges Office of School and Community Partnerships has been awarded nearly $1 million over three years from the New York State Department of Education for its work at the Heritage School (pictured here) and P.S. 36 in Harlem. Pathways to the Common Core State Standards: The Challenge to Understand and Implement the CCSS http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9433 Lucy Calkins, Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, delivers a Provosts Series talk on the Common Core State Standards, about which she has written the nations most widely read book. Dining Quick and Well http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9432 Nutrition educator and media personality Ellie Krieger (M.S. 94), alumna of TCs Program in Nutrition, talks about her latest book, Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes of Less. Thoughts and Feelings about DSM-5 http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9430 The mental health fields new diagnostic manual was published last May to widespread controversy. In January, hosted by TC psychology professor Philip Saigh, Columbia psychiatrist and past DSM author Michael First described how the manuals increased focus on causes rather than symptoms has changed disorder groupings in some problematic ways. "Colorblind" Policies Harm Our Diverse Public Schools http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9440 In a new policy brief, Amy Stuart Wells writes that so-called colorblind educational policies work against diverse public schools. TC's Gaudelli: Global Citizenship Essential in Today's World http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9420 At a UN-Sponsored Forum, the Associate Professor of Social Studies said global citizenship must be taught in the modern world. Could Focus On Mental Illness Help Curb Mass Violence? http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9434 Appearing on Fox News Latino, Dinelia Rosa, director of TCs Dean-Hope Center for Education and Psychological Services, explores the connection between violent incidents such as school shootings and the broader lack of care for people with mental illness. Her Choice to Change the World http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9413 Owning the legacy of an illustrious ancestor, Amanda Washington is trying to fix more than the classroom for poor students of color