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 A Message from Alumni Relations


The Office of Alumni Relations had a great time reconnecting with Boston-area alumni last month and looks forward to fostering additional regional groups this fall. In the meantime, we hope you'll tune in through our various social media and that you'll update your information with us and share your exciting news. We want to stay connected with you so we can let you know of the many opportunities to reconnect with TC in the Fall. We may be planning an event in your backyard soon!


Featured Video

Teachers College Community School officially opened its new playground in mid-June. Representatives from the Manhattan Borough President's and City Comptroller's joined TC President Susan Fuhrman and TCCS Principal Jeanene Worrell-Breeden in celebrating the new facility, which includes a pint-sized basketball court and pocket flower garden. Watch the video here.

Alumni Spotlight


Teachley, a New York-based educational technology company founded by Kara Carpenter (Ph.D. '13) and Dana Pagar (Ph.D. '13), graduates from the Cognitive Studies in Education program in the Department of Human Development, and Rachael Labrecque, a current Ph.D. student in the program, has won an Apple Design Award 2014 for Addimal Adventure, an education application that helps young children learn addition.  Read More...


Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher (Ed.D. '08), researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, hascontributed to the development of MTV's new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.The network's social-campaign producers and organizers had heard about her research with Muslim immigrant youth and her anti-bullying advocacy efforts.




 TC News


TC Receives $10 million Federal Grant to Study Ways to Improve Remedial Assessment and Instruction
  The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, in collaboration with social policy research organization MDRC and scholars at Stanford, U.C. Davis, and Vanderbilt, has been awarded a five-year grant of $9,951,362 from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to create a center focused on rigorously assessing the effects of new approaches to remedial assessment, placement, and instruction. The new Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) will use findings from this research to assist states and colleges in crafting policies and programs that lead to improved outcomes for struggling students. Read More...



Global Competence Certificate
The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the first of its kind graduate level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by leading education experts - Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society, this 15-month, online program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning into their teaching practice, and preparing their students for the global reality beyond the classroom. Read More ...


 Career Services

Be a part of the annual Meet the Firms Networking event in September! (Bring Alumni ID; Professional Business Attire Required.) Register in TCCS LINK in advance to save your spot. Mark your calendar: September 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Employer Networking takes place on the first floor of Horace Mann while Student & Alumni Networking takes place in Everett Lounge.

 Support TC


There are only two months before our 2014 fiscal year closes on August 31. Please make your TC Fund gift today. Become a new leadership donor in 2014 by joining our John Dewey CircleDouble the impact of your gift by helping build our Annual Fund Scholars Program. All contributions of $2,500 in support of Financial Aid will be matched by our Trustees!
Click here to make your gift of any amount, and help us reach our goal of $2.04 million before year end. Thank you!


Alumni Bookshelf


 Ron Rubenzer (Ed.D. '84)
How the Best Handle Stress.

Abdul Qayum Safi (Ed.D. '78) authored One Life: An Afghan Remembers.


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July 7-11: MathCamp: Elementary School Educators
July 14-18: The School Law Institute 2014  
July 14-18: MathCamp: Middle School Educators
July 29-30: Cutting Edge Reading & Writing Techniques for Teachers
September 30: Boston, MA: TC Connections
September 30: Sexuality, Women and Gender Project
October 1: Atlanta, GA: TC Connections
October 7-8: Making Conflict Work
October 21: Coral Gables, FL: TC Connections
October 22-23: Strategic Agility in Practice
October 24: Chicago, IL: TC Connections
October 29: Los Angeles, CA: TC Connections
October 30: Washington, DC: TC Connections
October 30: Boston, MA: Prosost on the Road Series featuring Ernest Morrell
November 3: Philadelphia, PA: TC Connections
November 7: San Francisco, CA: TC Connections
November 13: San Diego, CA: TC Connections
January 14, 2015: Washington, DC: Alumni Reception in conjunction with FPI
April 11, 2015: Save the Date! Academic Festival 2015

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Published Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014


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