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Fall 2009

Volume 34, No. 1


Lynn Kagan is helping the world's poorest countries set standards for early childhood learning
At a time when the news media are facing a bleak economic picture, TC's Hechinger Institute is jumping in to fill the void in education news
TC's Margaret Crocco and colleagues are bringing social studies into the 21st century
Ulysses Byas was a pioneering principal in the segregated South
TC alumnus Frank Moretti is a worldwide force in digital education
TC alumnus Kevin Jennings is the President's choice to make schools safer
TC alumna Jill Iscol believes that young people are rediscovering a calling in public service
What should health promotion workers on the front lines know and be able to do? To TC's John Allegrante, that's the question
Adults are just bigger people who are still developing and learning. TC is helping them do that in a range of new ways
Key to the images on the cover
From the yellow school bus to the first nutrition curriculum, great ideas have been born at Teachers College.
Talking technology and learning
Deep inside the maximum-security New York State prison known as Sing Sing, the inmates have a name for Joanna Chan (Ed.D., 1977): "Grandma."
Cuba is fascinating for its clear educational successes in the midst of socioeconomic difficulties.
Alumni News
Remembrances in memoriam
Sandra Okita, Assistant Professor of Technology and Education, studies how robots might be used to help children learn. TC Today interviewed her in her office, where a reporter tried not to become too attached to the surprisingly lifelike robot cat she keeps as a pet.
TC's Nutrition Education Program is changing the way kids learn about a healthy diet, by getting them dicing, chopping, grating-'"and thinking
A group of TC's own considers the pros and cons of a new initiative to create "Common Core" standards for the nation's K-12 students