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The Changing Face of Leadership 

When David Johns (M.A. ’06) was serving on the committee planning President Obama’s second-term inauguration, he ran up against a colleague who wanted to seat the surviving Tuskegee Airmen – the first African American military pilots, who served in World War II -- in the balcony at a presidential gala. The hell she’s going to …

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A Book as Diverse as its Topic: Video of Launch of the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education  ☆

Published in Research/Publications 4/26/2013 By Siddhartha Mitter Human diversity is such a vast topic that a book about it would have to be nothing short of encyclopedic. Hence the new Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, a four-volume analytic survey of the ways in which diversities of all kinds – gender, ethnicity, social class, nationality, language, physical ability, …

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A Banner Year Continues  ☆

First it was the bus shelters, now it’s the streets. The first in an ongoing series of banners celebrating the College’s many academic strengths and the power of its alumni have gone up along Broadway, between 110th and 114th Streets and again between 118th and 120th Streets, and on 120th between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. …

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Wall Street Journal: TC’s Robot Is Peer Learner at Harlem School 

Assistant Professor Sandra Okita made Projo, a human-like robot that sometimes makes mistakes, to study how kids learn. LINK: When a Teacher Is 2 Feet Tall Video Feature from WSJ: Source

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Film Screening of Temple Grandin  ☆

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TC’s Edmund Gordon: Use of Standardized Testing is “Ineffective, Immoral”  ☆

In an opinion piece on LoHud.com, the March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, emeritus, writes that recent testing scandals are evidence of the misuse of standardized test scores to hold students, teachers and schools accountable. Link: Community view: Standardized testing is ineffective, immoral policy The views expressed in the previous article are solely those …

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Public Lecture with Dr. Khalil Muhammad: “Grand Simplification: Historical Illiteracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration” 

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Launch of Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education  ☆

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu(212) 678-3689,(212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Link:

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LANSI 2013 Call for Papers 

The third annual meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI) Teachers College, Columbia University New York City October 18-19 (Fri & Sat), 2013 PLENARY SPEAKERS Sandra Thompson (University of California, Santa Barbara) Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii) Douglas Macbeth (Ohio State University) Call for Proposals LANSI brings together scholars and students working …

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Academic Festival 2013: Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow  ☆

TC’s fifth annual signature homecoming event anchors our year-long series of 125th anniversary events on campus, bringing together alumni, students and friends of the College for a day of learning, engaging and celebrating. Take part in interactive sessions that will explore some of the many trails we have blazed, as well as the cutting-edge work …

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WE are DREAMers- Image Campaign @ CU 

We are DREAMers Image Campaign April 4th, 11th & 18th CLS in coalition with the Chicano Caucus at Columbia University invites you to visit the “We Are DREAMers” image campaign displayed on Butler Plaza on April 4th, 11th, and 18th. Images will feature individuals who either personally hold undocumented status or are allies with one …

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XI Annual ALAS Education Across the Americas Conference 

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Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward  ☆

Registration is now open for 2013 Columbia School of Social Work Criminal Justice Conference. The conference will be Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th. Featured speakers include Angela Davis, Marc Lamont Hill, and Soffiyah Elijah. A series of panels and workshops will take place throughout the day on Saturday on various topics related to …

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Critical Questions: A Conversation with NY State Commissioner of Education John King 

Critical Questions: A Conversation with NY State Commissioner of Education John King will be an opportunity to ask the Commissioner thoughtful questions, share classroom experiences, and advocate for meaningful reforms to the educational system that will support your professional growth.  The conversation is moderated by classroom teachers and is a rare chance for teachers to speak …

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International Symposium: Rethinking Culture, Context, and Comparison in Education and Development; April 4-5, 2013 

The Department of International & Transcultural Studies presents International Symposium Rethinking Culture, Context, and Comparison in Education and Development April 4-5, 2013 Research in education and development has become considerably more complicated and more intellectually engaging in the past few decades. Qualitative, multi-sited research, requiring researchers to attend to social, cultural, and political processes in …

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Educational Equity for Undocumented Students: Legislators to Discuss Dream Act for New York State on April 10 at TC  ☆

MEDIA ADVISORY New York State “Dream Act”: Educational Equity for Undocumented New Yorkers New York Sen. Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Guillermo Linares will discuss a state “Dream Act” at Teachers College, Columbia University April 10 WHO:    New York State Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, and a panel of Teachers College experts, including Regina Cortina, …

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A Lecture by David Kirp Presentation Today 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu(212) 678-3689(212) 678-3853 TTY,(646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.

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Rescheduled 04/08 4-6pm – Lecture: Ella Baker: Radical Educator with Harlem Roots  ☆

This event has been rescheduled: Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00pm, 306 Russell, with reception following in 305 Russell Barbara Ransby, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, African American Studies, and History at the University of Illinois - Chicago, will give a public lecture to kick off the 2013 Educating Harlem lecture series. Educating Harlem is a …

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CWI Workshop, Thursday, March 28, at 2 PM, Annette Lareau on “Schools, Housing, and the Reproduction of Inequality” 

The Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality is proud to present a talk by Professor Lareau on March 28, 2013, in Room 509 of Knox Hall. She will discuss: "Schools, Housing, and the Reproduction of Inequality" Abstract: The choice of an elementary school is widely viewed as a consequential decision, but most studies …

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Upcoming Friends of Japan Language Exchange Events 

FoJ Language Exchange (Tuesday Night) (火) Date: Tuesday, March 26 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Where:Whittier Cafe, Teachers College **Please bring an ID. ** 来週 Next week we will have a Friday language exchange. FoJ Language Exchange (Friday Night) (金) Date: Friday, April 5 Time: 6:00pm - …

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