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Gordon Lecture 2020 screenshot

‘We Have No Choice’

Gordon Lecturer Mary Schmidt Campbell calls on colleges and universities to lead improvement of urban education

Camden George Floyd Protests (AP Photo)

The Other Stressor: Violence Against People of Color

Why pandemic times have been harder for Black students and those from other minority groups

Rob Gore (1200)

Looking Past the Numbers

Social Justice Award recipient Rob Gore talks about preventing violence to help youth of color be ‘at their best’

Sonya Douglass Horsford book Politics of Education Policy

A New Vision for American Education

A book co-authored by TC’s Sonya Douglass Horsford wins a Critics’ Choice Book Award. It analyzes policies long in the making and charts a new future for school leadership

Constitution Day 2020 speakers

At TC’s Constitution Day Program, the Message — This Year More than Ever — is: Vote

Speakers from the ACLU and the Brennan Center for Justice highlight the need to protect hard-won gains against voter suppression

Making the Unequal Metropolis

The Promise, a Podcast about Integration and Resegregation in Nashville, Features TC’s Ansley Erickson

TC’s expert adds her voice to the story of a 43-year court case, a school bombing and a city that continues to maintain its color line

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Schools Have Failed Children of Color During the Pandemic

Speaking at TC’s orientation for new students, alumnus and former Education Secretary John King decries the lack of an overarching strategy

Faculty Panel Study of Inequality NSO 2020

Sharing Perspectives on Inequity

Five TC faculty experts discuss ways to eradicate ‘disparities that disproportionately affect so many’

Robert Carter 2020 books

‘Changing the Outcomes, Not Just the Symbols’

In two new books, Professor Emeritus Robert T. Carter defines ‘race-based trauma’ and offers a strategy for legal redress

Lisa Delpit Teaching When the World is On Fire

Telling Young People Better Stories About Themselves

At TC’s Reimagining Education Institute, Lisa Delpit demands narratives that ‘uncover students’ brilliance’

Angel Acosta leading 1619 Project

Hope as Practice

Angel Acosta prescribes healing-centered education and structural change for a nation torn by racism and hate

TC Virtual Community Gathering Zoom Screenshot

Grief and Outrage, Tempered by Hope

More than 400 attend TC’s virtual gathering in response to systemic racism

DL Moffitt

Informed Activism Is the Best Policy

D.L. Moffitt is taking the fight to improve education to the policy arena

Anti-Racism Protest 2020 NYC

“The Fight against Racism and Inequity Isn’t Part of Our Mission – It Is Our Mission”

Responding to brutal murders and “centuries of unhealed wounds,” TC voices sound a call for action

African Diaspora

African Diaspora Advanced Placement Course, Co-developed by Teachers College, Highlighted by Time

For Black History Month, Time explores ways that Black Lives Matter is contributing to more robust black history in schools

Freedomways Publication

An Activist Educator with Big Shoes to Fill

Honey Walrond’s role models include her grandmother and Shirley Chisholm

Stephanie Rowley

Putting Success in Context

From reimagining research infrastructure to reframing racial narratives, TC Provost Stephanie Rowley inspires people to do their best

Shirley Chisholm State Park

Celebrating Shirley Chisholm

The nation is rediscovering the late TC alumna, the first woman of color to serve in Congress and seek the presidency

Jane Ellen McAllister

Celebrating a Landmark Southern Educator – and TC Hero

Mississippi honors the late Jane Ellen McAllister, the nation’s first Black woman to receive a Ph.D. in Education

Wayetu Moore by Bruce Gilbert

A Storyteller’s Story

Novelist Wayétu Moore conveys the magic of Liberia’s saga — and her own

Edmund Gordon Portrait Unveiling

An Unforgettable Tribute to a TC Icon

TC formally unveils Edmund W. Gordon’s portrait as the 98-year-old champion of equity looks on

Gordon Lecture 2019 Gloria Ladson-Billings

“A Vision of America that Doesn’t Exist”

Brown v. Board of Education notwithstanding, Gordon Lecturer Gloria Ladson-Billings describes inequity that is “baked into our society”

Lisa McDonald

Helping Children See Themselves

Lisa McDonald (Ph.D. Candidate)

Kathryn Bassett Hill

In People They Trust

Kathryn Hill finds that for black public school parents, trust requires vigilance and dialogue

Claudia Schrader TC Today

Helping Others Find Answers

Claudia Schrader brings a unique mix of skills to the challenge of leading Kingsborough Community College

Olivia Hooker

Mourning Olivia Hooker

The TC alumna, survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre and a leading voice for learning disabled students, was 103

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Giving the Gift of Racial Awareness

For Michele Barakett, working with Robert T. Carter was “life-altering.” Her scholarship gift extends his legacy.

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Practicing the Art of Listening

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge, the new director of TC’s Klingenstein Center

TC student Deirdre Hollman

Student Profile: Living Many Lives Through the Arts

TC student Deirdre Hollman sees the world through the lens of culture

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