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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TC Alumnus David Johns Tapped to Lead White House Education Initiative  ☆

David J. Johns (M.A. ’06 sociology and education policy) has been named Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. His primary role will be to identify evidence-based best practices that can improve African American student achievement—from cradle to career. "David’s expertise will be critical in helping to address the …

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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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C-Span Covered Bullying Conference Front to Back (Co-Sponsored by IUME) 

A national conference on bullying co-sponsored by TC's Institute for Urban Minority Education was captured by C-Span. TC professor, Dr. Ernest Morrell presented at the conference. An edited video of the conference, co-sponsored by Zaner-Bloser, is on the C-Span website. An unedited video, including presentations by TC Professor Ernest Morrell, is available above.

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Black Americans’ Health May be Affected by Perceived Racism: TC’s Carter 

Psychological responses to racism similar to trauma symptoms, study finds For black American adults, perceived racism may cause mental health symptoms similar to trauma and could lead to some physical health disparities between blacks and other populations in the United States, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. While previous studies …

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Special Exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, through March 31, 2013  ☆

Teachers College: Pioneering Education, Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation in Learning Special exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, Through March 31, 2013 In celebration of our 125th anniversary, we invite you to visit the New-York Historical Society and view Teachers College: Pioneering Education, Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation in Learning, an exhibit that traces the …

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