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Spring/Summer 2014

Volume 38, No. 1


Campaign Priority No 1-- Scholarships & Fellowships

Like her illustrious ancestor, Amanda Washington is trying to fix more than the classroom for poor students of color

Class Notes

As the Campaign for Teachers College gets under way, TC Today reports on progress toward our funding goals and stories of the campaign's powerful impact on TC's people, programs and campus.

A Gala Evening for TC...

At TC's inaugural Edmund Gordon Lecture last fall, noted African- American historian Charles M. Payne sought to puncture the stereotype of "the wounded Negro."

Sub-heading: Teachers College is known for having a savvy, committed Board of Trustees. That tradition continues with four new members.

Sub-heading: Together they possess 70 years' experience on TC's board

Faculty News

“He Chaired Committees with the Approach of a Brilliant Litigator”

Remembering science educator Jhumki Basu (Ph.D. '06) By Christopher Emdin

In a new space for brain research, a world of expertise

A new philosophy of teaching holds that what young people read may matter less than how they read it

Teachers College Community School is showing its students what’s possible — and the nation, too

University-public school partnerships remain rare, but the concept drew a strong showing of educators to TC in early April to learn more.

TC's 125th Anniversary Gala celebration was the official coming-out party for REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem)

Course content at TC is changing in response to female and LGBTQ students who ask, -'Where's the stuff about me?'

TC’s new Associate Vice President for International Affairs

Helping China Educate its Minorities

Over the past 125 years, Teachers College has worked worldwide -'" from Azerbaijan to Zambia. As two longtime team members describe, TC's Office of International Affairs, launched in 2008, has created a broader institutional presence.

TC broadens its involvement with the world’s fifth-largest nation

TC's high-tech campus makeover aims to realize Dewey's century-old vision of teaching

Andy Gordon created a therapy for children with cerebral palsy that draws on their strengths. Now he’s showing how it works in the brain.

Harsher Mothering in Tough Times

He's a Latter-day de Tocqueville

Starting with this issue of TC Today, we introduce recent graduates who are shaping their fields. First up are some young alumni working in higher education.