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A Message from President Fuhrman

"TC has a long history of university-assisted schools starting with the founding of the Speyer School in Harlem in 1902. We renewed that legacy with the creation of the Office of School and Community Partnerships in 2007. " In the most recent President's Corner (on I invite you to read more about The Power of the University-Assisted School.

Featured Video

In just over three months at the helm of the nation’s largest and most diverse school system, New York City Schools ChancellorCarmen Faria has been on a listening tour through the five boroughs, hearing teacher concerns, personally calling parents on the phone, and seeing for herself how individual schools find ways to innovate. At Academic Festival 2014, she shared more about "The First 100 Days". You can watch the video and read more about the event here.

Alumni Spotlight

In recognition of his "unparalleled leadership" promoting educational opportunities in Queens, NY, Andr McKenzie (Ed.D. '96), vice president for academic support services at St. John's University (and former TC Alumni Council president), was honored at the borough's annual African American History Month ceremony, held at Queens Borough Hall.

Adam Vane (M.A. '01), Immediate Past President of the Alumni Council, has been named as one of Columbia's 2014 Alumni Medalists! Alumni Medalists are recognized for building Columbia's community-'"whether regionally, online, in specific schools, or in cross-campus initiatives. Read more...


TC News

As President Fuhrman promised Academic Festival 2014 was, "an 'intellectual feast' with sessions on topics ranging from movement therapy to arts administration, inclusive education, motor skill learning, climate change, and spirituality. Festival-goers also had the opportunity to visit TC’s high-tech 'classroom of the future,' while those who brought children enjoyed kids’ dance, music and cooking events."Catch up on the #TCAcFest buzz here and "attend" by watching our session videos here.

Convocation Ceremonies
TC has announced the recipients of its 2014 Medal for Distinguished Service, which will be awarded at four convocation ceremonies in May at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The 2014 medalists, who will also deliver remarks at the ceremonies, are: Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Temple Grandin, international champion of autism rights and humane treatment of animals; Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church; and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, Chairman of the Board on Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More...

Career Services

Connect with fellow alumni and current students to exchange ideas,opportunities, and learn about upcoming programs via the TCCS LinkedIn Group. If you have any questions regarding Alumni Career Services, please contact Kimberly Whittaker, Assistant Director of Alumni Career Programming and Employer Development.

Support TC

What if we said you could make the value of your giftdoublethis year, while directly impacting a student? Well, you can!

Supporting theAnnual Fund Scholars Programis the way to go, and our generous TC Trustees would like to help you make that possible by matching your gift! Meet some of our Annual Fund Scholars, and learn how you can help grow the Fund during our new campaign for the future, by clicking here.

Alumni Creations

Krist Marciulionis (M.A. '13) launched a mobile browser (NYC-based startup MAZ) called StreamWeb.

Mathangi Subramanian (Ed.D. '10) authored Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide.

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May 8-9: Making Conflict Work
May 9: 2014 Leonard and Frances Blackman Lecture
May 26: Rome, Italy: Alumni Gathering with President Fuhrman
May 28: San Diego, CA: Alumni Reception in Conjunction with NAFSA
June 7: Chicago, IL: Alumni Luncheon with President Fuhrman
June 19: Save the Date! San Francisco, CA Event
June 23: Boston Alumni Reception
June 23-August 15: TESOL -- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
June 30-July 1: Developing Argument Skills
July 7-11: MathCamp: Elementary School Educators

July 14-18:The School Law Institute 2014

July 18-22: MathCamp: Middle School Educators

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Published Monday, Jun. 2, 2014