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Fall 2007

Volume 32, No. 1


The path followed by TC's new Provost has led him out of his comfort zone and into the community.
In a business that's losing its personal touch, Teachers College Press doesn't just publish books-- it convenes a community that brings them into the world.
rofessor Emeritus Tom Sobol, who received the College's Medal for Distinguished Service at Convocation in May, stands here for our recent past. During the 1990s, as New York State's Commissioner of Education, Tom courageously allied himself with parents and community advocates suing the state for more resources for poorer schools.
Most students at TC look to the College to provide them with their first fieldwork opportunities. Not so Marla Schaefer (M.A., 2003), who, in the midst of studying organizational psychology, was suddenly asked-'"along with her younger sister, Bonnie-'"to take over the family business when their father suffered a stroke.
Opinions, advice and food for thought from the readers of TC Today
Review of publications from Isobel R. Contento and David T. Hansen.
Children succeed at or fail tests that others design and then must live the rest of their lives with the consequences. Children inducted into gangs and guerilla bands receive an education as essential for drug trafficking or insurgency as other training is for drug policing and military campaigns-'"...
In March, Teachers College was named the nation's top graduate school of education in the annual ranking by the editors of U.S.News and World Report, besting Stanford, Harvard and Vanderbilt.
Family history can sneak up on you. Case in point: the photo on this page, in which Arielle Farber Shanok (Ph.D., 2007) posed in May with her mother, Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok (Ph.D., 1987), now both graduates of TC's doctoral program in clinical psychology.
TC graduates are forging new connections between TC and schools in surrounding communities.
On the issue of educational equity, Tom Sobol is an unabashed friend of the people. On the the issue of Tom Sobol, he takes a tougher line.