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Gifts Totaling $725,000 from the Rauch Foundation Aim to Attract Talented Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows to TC 

Published in Power of Giving 6/19/2013 Nancy Douzinas The Rauch Foundation, a Long Island-based family foundation, has made two gifts to Teachers College totaling $725,000 to support the recruitment of outstanding scholars and future teachers who are committed to improving outcomes for children and families from high-need communities. “From its inception 125 years ago, Teachers College …

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TC Graduates Gallery: Abena Koomson 

Abena Koomson: A Teacher of Note If you’re within earshot of Gloria Abena Koomson when she moves on to her next job in education as an administrator or a teacher, do not be surprised  to hear her singing as she goes about her work. Read the article Watch the interview To learn about more of …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Vivian Ota Wang  ☆

The Supreme Court's has said no to gene patents, but what about genetically-based marketing claims? Federal gene expert and TC alumna Vivian Ota Wang explains why she opposed approval of a drug that purported to treat congestive heart failure in African Americans -- a group for which there is no genetic definition. As Program Director …

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TC Student Business Cards 

The Student Senate, in conjunction with Career Services and Columbia University’s Printing Services at the School of Journalism, has created an opportunity for you to purchase student business cards at a discounted price. Please follow all directions when processing your order for business cards.  Be mindful, that requests are processed by Printing Services at Columbia …

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Former Faculty Member Gregory Anderson Named Dean of Temple’s College of Education 

Anderson was a post-doctoral minority fellow at TC and an associate professor in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education at TC . He is also a former higher education policy officer in Educational Opportunity and Scholarship programs at the Ford Foundation in New York. Link: Anderson appointed dean of Temple's College of Education Source

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: John King  ☆

Former high school teacher and middle school principal John B. King, Jr. is Commissioner of Education for the State of New York , overseeing more than 7,000 public and independent elementary and secondary schools that serve 3.1 million students, and President of the University of the State of New York.Previously King served as Managing Director of Uncommon …

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Fox Health News Features TC’s Swallowing Clinic 

The dysphagia therapy and research of Professor Georgia Malandraki, and the progress of patient Joseph Forrester, is highlighted in a Fox Health News story. Link: New technique helps stroke patients swallow again Source

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Summer Fitness – Free Classes @ TC 

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Wealthy, Suburban Children Experience Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety at a Higher Rate than Inner-City Kids 

Research by Suniya Luthar, Professor of Psychology and Education, finds that the ever-escalating pressure on children to succeed has fostered an “at-risk” group afraid of falling behind. Link: Money Cuts Both Ways in Education

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Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC’s Doctoral Ceremony 

At Teachers College’s Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn. Lee, Director of Singapore’s National Institute of Education, has …

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TC Holds Commencement for Master’s Degree Students 

Teachers College held two Convocation ceremonies for its 2013 master’s degree recipients Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. In her remarks, TC President Susan Fuhrman noted that the students were graduating during “a milestone year for TC – our 125th anniversary,” and reminded them that they “stand on the shoulders …

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Hailing Their Inner Chiefs  ☆

Published in TC People 5/10/2013 By Heather Smitelli "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Surprisingly, many parents and teachers fail to recognize the educational value of this question, which children often tackle with great enthusiasm. Yet prompted in a supportive environment, with genuine interest on the part of the adult, the doctor-lawyer-Indian …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Nahas Angula  ☆

Nahas Angula, MA '78, EDM '79 Apartheid limits the life chances of its victims, but perhaps even more damaging are the limits such a system places on people's aspirations and their sense of their own potential.  Nahas Angula (Ed.M., 1979; M.A., 1978), former Prime Minister of Namibia, studied at TC on the eve of his nation's independence …

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Apps that Close the Gap Summit 

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IUME Colloquia Series: Dynamic Education 

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LGBT(Q) Screenings – Dangerous Living 

Film: Dangerous Living Monday, May 6th, 5pm 263 Macy A documentary presenting the realities of coming out in developing nations.  Post film discussion on the experiences of South Asian LGB people by Dr. Riddhi Sandil and colleagues. *These screenings are open to the community and are a supplementary part of the LGBT(Q) Issues in Psychology and Education course house …

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TC’s Luis Huerta: Doubling Down on Testing is a Failed Wager 

On the OpEducation blog of Education Week, the Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy says increase in standards and accountability reforms have "ignored the wider process of schooling." Link: Doubling Down on Testing Is a Failed Wager The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Celia Genishi 

Beware "the invasion of the academic" in preschools, warns TC's Celia Genishi in this week's installment of TC's "Mini Moments with Big Thinkers." Genishi says that unstructured play is a universal cultural activity that opens intellectual possibilities in all directions. Celia Genishi, Professor of Education and Co-Coordinator of the Program in Early Childhood Education inTC’s Department of Curriculum …

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TC at AERA 2013 

Some 172 faculty, students and others affiliated with Teachers College will present at "Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis," this year's meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), which will be held in San Francisco from April 27-May 1. The link below connects to a posting of all TC presenters, with times and …

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