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2013 Year in Review: Policy

2013 Year in Review: Policy
At “Beyond the Schoolhouse Door: Bringing Non-School Factors Into Education Policy,” TC policy faculty members Jeffrey Henig and Michael Rebell join Richard D. Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation, Greg J. Duncan of the University of California at Irvine, and Richard Murnane of the Harvard Graduate School of Education to discuss the connection between poverty and education.  

TC’s Cowin Conference Center hosts “Taking the Election to School,” a debate between Jon Schnur and Phil Handy, education advisors to President Obama and his republican challenger Mitt Romney.

A federally appointed panel including TC faculty member Michael Rebell issues guidelines for closing the education achievement gap that address school finance, teacher compensation, universal pre-k, poverty, school governance and accountability.

TC’s new Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy hosts the conference “Bringing Policy to the Table: new Food Strategies for a healthier Society.” The event and the center are funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, founded by TC Board Vice Chair Laurie M. Tisch.

In her fi nal speech as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, TC Professor of higher Education Anna Neumann charges that many policymakers, professional development specialists and researchers frame higher education solely as an economic engine, rendering “learners and learning…often invisible.”

In his inaugural address as President-Elect of the National Council of Teachers of English, Ernest Morrell, Director of TC’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education, argues that “we must simultaneously champion and transform the discipline of English in a rapidly changing world.”

Published Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014


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