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TC’s Monisha Bajaj Selected as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations  ☆

Published in TC People 6/20/2013 Monisha Bajaj (Ed. D. ’05), Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of TC’s Peace Education concentration in the International and Comparative Education Program, has been invited to become a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Founded in 1921, CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gordon Commission: Testing Must Improve Teaching and Learning  ☆

A high-level, 30-member commission of educators and thought leaders formed to examine the future of education and itsassessment issued a report today calling upon state and federal policymakers to commit to a long-term effort to develop assessments that place greater emphasis on providing timely and valuable information to students and teachers. The report of …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Prof. Sharon Lynn Kagan (Alumna)  ☆

How do you help another country design a set of standards for early childhood learning? By respecting its culture values and not intruding your own, according to TC's Sharon Lynn Kagan, who has conducted such work with scores of developing nations worldwide.

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A Healthy Learner is a Successful Learner: Health Disparities Conference 

Teachers College to launch a new Center on Health Disparities that will explore the connection between health issues and school success No matter how talented their teachers or how good the instruction, students who are ill, hungry or homeless will not be successful. For the past five years, Teachers College, Columbia University has held the …

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