Re-imagining Education: Teaching for Today’s Diverse America (Cover Story)
Implicit in most theories of America’s “achievement gap” is the assumption that students of color have been denied the opportunity to develop skills or enjoy learning experiences essential for success in school and life. But there’s another school of thought: that all children possess talents and insights, and that an education system that’s blind to them badly needs a remix. TC's multi-disciplinary "Reimagining Education" initiative aims to provide just that by embracing an increasingly diverse school-aged population and nation.
Early Risers: Passionate Advocates for Social Justice
Its name not withstanding, Teachers College produces graduates who pursue careers in dozens of fields. Here we celebrate a clothing entrepreneur who, with his brother, is helping the sight-impaired, and an award winning novelist who explores the tenuousness of the American Dream in her story of immigrants rocked by Wall Street's ups and downs. Both are fulfilling the College's mission to create a better, more equitable and more socially just world.
Campaign Update: The Best Gift to Our Faculty: Supporting Our Students
As our historic Campaign, Where the Future Comes First, continues, our top priority — our only priority — is to create more scholarships to support our students.Through a dollar-for-dollar match enabled by a generous anonymous donor, we’re doubling a select number of $50,000 gifts to create endowed scholarship funds. Yet any scholarship gift has a twofold impact.