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A TC gathering affirms that psychoanalysis is alive and relevant in the age of Nikeism
Owning the legacy of an illustrious ancestor, Amanda Washington is trying to fix more than the classroom for poor students of color
Teachers College's Office of School and Community Partnerships has been awarded nearly $1 million over three years from the New York State Department of Education for its work at the Heritage School (pictured here) and P.S. 36 in Harlem.
A team led by Professor Jeffrey Henig secured funds from The Wallace Foundation to study how urban community institutions can work together on social and educational challenges.
Appearing on Fox News Latino, Dinelia Rosa, director of TC's Dean-Hope Center for Education and Psychological Services, explores the connection between violent incidents such as school shootings and the broader lack of care for people with mental illness.
Lucy Calkins, Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, delivers a Provost's Series talk on the Common Core State Standards, about which she has written the nation's most widely read book.
Nutrition educator and media personality Ellie Krieger (M.S. '94), alumna of TC's Program in Nutrition, talks about her latest book, Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes of Less.
What was the legacy of the Bloomberg-Klein era in New York City's public schools? Speaking in the College's Endowed Professorship Lecture Series, Aaron Pallas, TC's Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology and Education, says the "stock portfolio management" operating philosophy of the past 12 years did not stem unequal distribution of quality teachers, dollars and high-needs students.
The mental health field's new diagnostic manual was published last May to widespread controversy. In January, hosted by TC psychology professor Philip Saigh, Columbia psychiatrist and past DSM author Michael First described how the manual's increased focus on causes rather than symptoms has changed disorder groupings in some problematic ways.
TC's Neurocognition & Language lab gives doctoral students a platform to pursue their own research interests.
TC's newly renovated Neurocognition of Language lab ensures that everyone gets heard
Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South, which includes six chapters authored or coauthored by TC graduates or doctoral students, questions the distinctions between "immigrant" and "refugee."
At a UN-Sponsored Forum, the Associate Professor of Social Studies said global citizenship must be taught in the modern world.
Scale It Up, ASAP: A CUNY program to accelerate graduation rates at community colleges is working, two TC studies find