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The Complex Ideas Required for Sustainable Peace: Video Series Launched by TC's Peter Coleman Features Experts in the Field
Peter Coleman, Professor of Psychology & Education at Teachers College and Columbia University, has launched a video series, "Big Ideas on Complexity Science and Sustainable Peace," with the posting of nine short talks by peace and conflict experts.
Noah D. Drezner, Associate Professor of Higher Education, has received the John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award recognizes Drezner for "The Social Base of Philanthropic Fundraising in Higher Education: How Frames and Identity Matter," a recently completed a population-based survey experiment that evaluates how social identity affects propensity to donate in response to different types of fundraising solicitations.
Global Search for Education, an international education blog in the Huffington Post, did a story about TC's new International Pre-Graduate Program, launched this month in Beijing, China to support the growing influx of students and prepare them for graduate programs in the U.S.
US high school dropout rates hit record low but college enrollment also falls.
Teachers College, Columbia University Launches MA/MBA Programs to Prepare School Leaders in Education and Business Management
Two-year programs offered by the College's Klingenstein Center for Independent and International School Leadership together with Columbia Business School and with INSEAD.
Lily Woo, a longtime New York City principal and educator, has been named the new director of Teachers College's Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Public School Principals.
Theodore Parker, (M.A., Private School Leadership)
"Assessing the Assessments: K-12 Measurement and Accountability in the 21st Century," a blog featuring dialogue among scholars and school practitioners, will be co-hosted by Madhabi Chatterji, Director of TC's Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative (AERI) and James Harvey, Executive Director of the National Superintendents Roundtable.
"At the start of Children First [the public school program shaped by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein] in 2002, only half the students in our schools graduated, just as they had since the middle of the 20th century," writes former New York City Deputy Chancellor Eric Nadelstern in his recent book, Ten Lessons from New York City Schools: What Really Works to Improve Education (Teachers College Press).
Generous support from Trustee and Campaign Chair Marla Schaefer enabled the College to renovate the offices of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR)
Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, who led the women's movement that ended Liberia's second civil war in 2003, will keynote the conference "Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives," at Teachers College on Thursday, October 24th.
Teachers College faculty members Jeffrey Henig and Anna Neumann have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education for their contributions to educational research and policy development.