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Talking Racial Justice in Education, Solidarity and Radical Ideas with TC’s Bettina Love

Ahead of Love’s upcoming book on the horrors of school reform and how we can do better, we sat down with the William F. Russell Professor and racial justice scholar

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New Research Suggests That Pre-K Could Protect Kids Who Face Systemic Disadvantages

TC’s Tyler Watts explains his recently published research on Pre-K effects in North Carolina

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How Speech Therapy Creates Opportunities for Patients Who Received Cleft Palate Surgery

New language skills and confidence follow therapy from TC’s Cate Crowley and students in Ghana, Colombia and other nations

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Enabling Access to Quality Education Through Technology

TC alum Muhamad Iman Usman builds ed tech startup to serve millions across Southeast Asia

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Navigating the Risks and Rewards of ChatGPT

Both beloved and banned, the new artificial intelligence software is making waves in school districts across the county

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Education Policy Leaders Convene at TC Symposium

Students, alumni, faculty and policy leaders discuss progress and challenges at a special gathering in Washington, D.C.

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Hate Isn’t the Answer. TC’s New Interfaith Lab Works for a World Without It.

Eliminating extremism starts with thorough research and training, the new lab led by TC’s Amra Sabic-El-Rayess poses

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Here’s How Indigenous Curriculum Can Help Students Thrive

Through her research of urban, Indigenous youth, postdoctoral fellow Rachel Talbert offers insight for educators to facilitate more honest, inclusive social studies curriculum

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5 Ways Educators Can Help Support LGBTQ+ Students

Growing up is hard enough, but a revitalized culture war poses additional challenges for queer kids. Here’s how teachers can make a difference every day.

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What Teachers Should Know About Racial & Digital Literacy, From This Honored TC Book

The critically acclaimed book from TC’s Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and Detra Price-Dennis is snagging numerous awards. Here’s what you can learn from it

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Center For Educational Equity Proposes New State Education Funding Formula and Commission to Ensure Future School Funding Equity and Adequacy

The new funding plan would replace the current Foundation Aid Formula that is set to be fully paid out in 2024

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5 Must-Read Books on Race & Inclusion for Teachers

To help support and challenge educators at the start of the school year, we asked Teachers College faculty members to share their recommendations of thoughtful, anti-racist works to inspire you professionally and beyond

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To Help Teachers and Students Prevent Violent Extremism, Department of Homeland Security Awards Grant for Innovation to TC’s Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

The nearly $750,000 grant will expand existing training of teachers to students in ways that can help prevent alienation and future unrest

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Teaching Harlem’s History, TC’s Ansley Erickson and New York Public Library Move Forward Thanks to New Grant

Co-directed by Erickson, the NYPL teacher education program offers a distinct, more engaging exploration of Black history and civil rights history

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Human Rights Focused Alumni You Should Know

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, meet just some of the TC alumni who are furthering equity and social justice for underserved communities around the globe through intersectional work spanning education, health and psychology

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Your Inside Look at Building Mathematics Education in the Philippines

Explore international teacher education in the area of Daraga through the eyes of alumnus Benjamin Dickman (Ph.D. ’14)

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New York Voters Strongly Support a Black Studies Curriculum in Public Schools

A new survey of Black voters from TC’s Black Education Research Center (BERC) provides critical context for ongoing efforts to implement one of the first PK-12 Black Studies curriculums in the country

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New Jaffe Family Gift Bolsters Scholarship Funding for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

The $1.7 million gift reaffirms a 30-year-plus commitment to supporting returning volunteers who will teach in New York City public schools

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Six Takeaways for Building Cultural Inclusion and Equity in the Classroom

TC’s Reimagining Education Summer Institute offers educators and school leaders actionable tools for antiracist education

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STEM Success in Higher Ed Strengthened With Summer Programs, Study Finds

Mentorship and additional academic opportunity can support long-term success for Black and Hispanic students in STEM, according to a new study from TC’s Sarah Cohodes

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Meet Four TC Alumni Leading Education in Big Ways

Four education champions are the latest to join the ranks of TC alumni in major leadership roles throughout the education sector

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To the UN Climate Meeting and Beyond

Adventuring to the recent United Nations’ meeting in Bali, TC doctoral student Joshua DeVincenzo combines his expertise in curriculum design to help address climate change

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Banning Topics Won’t Help Students Build Meaningful Skills for Democracy

A new white paper from TC’s Michael Rebell offers recommendations for productive classroom discussions on potentially controversial issues

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Here’s What Rhode Island Will Do To Improve Civic Education

A special task force, student programs and more are among the planned strategies to prepare youth for participating in democracy following the settlement led by TC’s Michael Rebell

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Teachers College Announces New Gift from Jody and John Arnhold to Create the Arnhold Dance Education Research Studios

The new, state-of-the-art dance studios will expand and enhance teaching, learning and research capabilities at the institution where dance education was pioneered

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NYC Schools Must Better Support English Language Learners

In a new op-ed in Crains, TC’s Prerna Arora makes the case for adopting trauma-informed learning as part of helping the ‘most vulnerable students’

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Emancipatory Leadership: A Future for Educational Equity

In a discussion hosted by TC’s Black Education Research Collective, Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. and Chancellor David C. Banks discuss school policy for the future

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National Science Foundation Grant Funds Improving STEM Collaborations Online

The project, championed by TC’s Nathan Holbert, offers an updated approach to helping 6th through 12th grade students collaborate virtually on science, technology, engineering and math projects

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New York State Agrees to Fulfill $4.2 Billion Promised to Schools in Case Led By TC’s Michael Rebell

Rebell, the co-counsel for the coalition New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights, secures the agreement after seven years of litigation with state leaders

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$3.25 Million Grant to Fund Development of Black Studies Curriculum for NYC Public Schools

TC’s Black Education Research Collective, led by Sonya Douglass Horsford, will play a lead role in a landmark initiative to develop an interdisciplinary K-12 Black studies curriculum

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TC to Partner with Columbia on Climate Change Education Initiatives Funded by the National Science Foundation

The $25 million grant funds a new Columbia research center that will receive support from Teachers College faculty on developing climate change programming for NYC public schools

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It’s Time to Prepare Students for Climate Change Disasters

In an op-ed for The Hill, TC doctoral student Josh DeVincenzo calls for practical instruction to help students respond to floods, wildfires and other climate-change related events

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Education’s New Frontier: FabLearn Fellows Pursue Innovation for Post-Covid Schools

TC’s Paulo Blikstein leads a third cohort of catalysts building better teaching methods for the future

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Art Can Help Save New York

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, dance education legend Jody Gottfried Arnhold (M.A. ’73) joins other prominent leaders in a call for action

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New Research Shows Impact of Covid & Systemic Racism on Black Students, Offers Policy Recommendations

In a study led by Sonya Douglass Horsford, the Black Education Research Collective breaks new ground in understanding how the trauma of 2020 has affected Black students and suggests policy changes to advance racial equity

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An Rx for Post-Pandemic Schools

Test less, center students, promote an anti-racist education, urges a Century Foundation report written by TC’s Amy Stuart Wells and Diana Cordova-Cobo

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Creating Equity-Focused Schools — from Within

A new book co-authored by TC’s Mark Gooden guides principals in confronting their own biases

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What You Need to Know About the Book Bans Sweeping the U.S.

As school leaders pull more books off library shelves and curriculum lists amid a fraught culture war, we explore the impact, legal landscape and history of book censorship in schools.

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