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Summer 2010 Volume 15 Number 9
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In this issue:
Changing Faces on TC's Board
Four new trustees--Douzinas, Lipp, Nelson and Taylor--have joined the Teachers College Board, while two long-time members--Hart and Krukowski--have concluded their service
Speaking at TC, Diane Ravitch, no longer convinced that the strategies favored by NCLB are benefiting underperforming schools, provides a post-mortem on NCLB
A Forum for Candid Conversations
A student-run Racial Literacy Roundtable series offered participants the opportunity to freely examine issues of race, class, privilege and access--looking at their own biases as well as that of others
Serving in the City
The College welcomes the first cohort of Teaching Residents@Teachers College (TR@TC), a group of twenty students eager to make a difference in urban education
TC At Work: Mark Gadsden
Mark Gadsden, a Public Safety Officer and a Fire Safety Director at TC, has published two books--one chronicles his experiences as a peacekeeper and watchman at some of the City's most popular nightclubs
Providing Options in a Tough Market
Learning from Scratch
TC hosts a day devoted to creating educational video games
Speaking Worlds: Tales From Immigrant Students
Cahn Fellows Improve Student Performance
Recent studies show efficacy of TC leadership program--finding that schools run by Cahn Fellow graduates out-performed their peers in terms of student English language arts and math scores, attendance, graduation rates, school environment surveys and Department of Education quality review.
Books by four TC faculty members, ranging in focus from educational equity to adult learning
Student Outreach Recognition Day
The Office of School and Community Partnerships hosted the 2010 Student Outreach Showcase, a multimedia exhibition highlighting TC students' outreach in
Stories of Imagination
On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the
Book on Microaggressions Wins Award
Derald Wing Sue, TC Professor of Psychology and Education, will be awarded the first-ever UnityFirst.com National Diversity and Inclusion Book Prize in recognition of his recently published book, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (John Wiley and Sons, 2010).
TC Mourns the Passing of Longtime Employees Dominick Gennaro and Emily Fortis
Two long-time members of the TC community passed away the last week of June. Dominic Gennaro, who worked as lead electrician in the Facilities Department, passed away on June 28; and Emily Fortis, who worked in TC's Purchasing Department, passed away on June 30.
TC Holds Its Second Annual Cook Off and Tasting Celebration
TC staff, faculty and students flocked to the Second Annual Cook-off and Tasting Celebration, to sample the culinary creations of eleven folks from across the TC community.
Welcoming new employees and celebrating staff anniversaries
TC touched by A-Bomb Survivors
The TC community was moved by three atomic bomb survivors who visited TC in May and shared their stories
Children's Art Carnival
Between June 7-June 18, 2010, the walls of
Thirty Years of 'Making Something from Nothing'
Entrepreneurship is the focus at a reunion of TC's Arts Administration Program
Brilliant minds coming together to transform lives.
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Published Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010