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Preparing and Supporting Teachers of Color: The relaunch of a program aimed at recruiting more teachers from under represented groups

Jaffe Peace Corps Fellow Helps School Targeted for Renewal

As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching math in a Liberian high school, Alex Abbondola learned to work without a playbook. Perhaps that’s why he has so appreciated his subsequent experience in Teachers College’s Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program, which enables returned volunteers to pursue a graduate degree while teaching in underserved public schools.


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Directed by A. Lin Goodwin, Vice Dean and Evenden Professor of Education,TR@TC2 is one of 24 teacher preparation programs across the country that will receive TQP grants totaling more than $35 million. According to the Department of Education, recipient institutions will build partnerships between universities and high-need school districts to prepare more than 11,000 teachers over the next five years, with a national goal of improving student achievement in the STEM disciplines.

"Ultimately, this program will produce 90 high-quality teachers and so much more,” Goodwin said. “TR@TC2 is designed to be generative in nature, so as to qualitatively impact and reshape what we know about preparing quality teachers and about achieving excellent outcomes for students who have been underserved and left to lag behind, but who absolutely need and deserve more.”

TR@TC2 builds upon and extends the foundation developed by TR@TC, the teaching residency program started by Goodwin in 2009 with a previous federal grant, which graduated four cohorts of teachers to serve in New York City schools.

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Child Abuse & School Violence Prevention Workshops Now Offered at TC

Teachers College will now offer Child Abuse and School Violence Prevention workshops.  Please click the links below for workshop dates and registration forms. 

Child Abuse Workshop

School Violence Prevention

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Urban Education Fellowship

The Urban Education Fellowship at Teachers College created a space for pre-service and first year teachers of color to have collective interactions focusing on influences of race/ethnicity for teachers of color in urban schools.

Front row (Panel of TC Alumni):  Michalyn Easter, Crystal McIntyre, Melida Maldonado 

Back row (Spring 2015 Cohort) (from left to right): Tara Whitmore, Georgette Morgan, Janice Morales, Diane Figueroa, Iesha Jackson (leader), Kirsti Alvarez, Ashley Phillips, Tiana Mack

From Teaching...To Teaching Teachers...To Teaching Teacher Educators: A Journey Through the Profession From Singapore and Back

On March 26, 2015 Vice Dean A. Lin Goodwin shared highlights and insights from two important studies that bear on the future of education worldwide and offered lessons on preparing quality K-12 teachers through the lens of Singapore.

You can view the entire presentation here.