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Spring 2010

Volume 34, No. 2


TC's second annual Academic Festival - themed "Leadership: Defining the Next Decade" - drew some 500 alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends of the College. Highlights included awarding of the first-ever TC President's Medal of Excellence to Namibian Prime Minister Nahas Angula and Ulysses Byas, a former principal at an all-black school in the segregated American South. Four additional alumni - Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Vivian Oto Wang, Viola Vaughn and the Reverend Lesley George Anderson - were honored with the College's Distinguished Alumni Award, and a fifth, Luis Rios, received the Early Career Award. The College also paid tribute to alumni and long-time trustee Joyce Cowin, formally dedicating the Cowin Conference Center. Click here to view video. (Large File Size)
Alumni Council President's Message
In documenting the lives of Hasidic women, anthropologist Ayala Fader explored her own roots
Liberal Education and Student Diversity
A unique TC course on consulting is winning rave reviews from nonprofit clients. The price isn't bad, either
In which public school students get empowered to conduct action research on issues that affect their lives
TC's Dean-Hope Center is an important resource for surrounding communities
Alumnus' unique pedigree has equipped him to be the nation's point person on school health
Chuck Basch is on a quest to improve the health of the nation's schoolchildren.
TC's Zankel Fellows receive financial aid in return for urban service work
Seven faculty are at the heart of TC's Harlem collaboration
TC's Performing Arts Series brings local school children to campus for live music and theater. They leave singing in the street
A collaboration that ranges from nutrition surveys to bullying prevention.
TC is partnering with 10 local public schools to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math
Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships, talks about her team's efforts to position the College as a leader in university-assisted schooling and strengthen the community that Teachers College shares with its neighbors.
TC Trustee Cory Booker has made Brick City a much safer place, but his legacy there may rest on how much he can improve the schools
Empowering the School Community
A Voice (and Appreciator) of Experience
Leadership under Fire
Learning by Community
Eric Nadelstern has been a major force in shaping New York City's entrepreneurial approach to school leadership
Preparing the 21st Century Principal
Five TC graduates discuss the joys and frustrations of founding or leading innovative schools in New York City
Columbia Secondary School's principal, Jose Maldonado, is planting seeds for the future.
Jacqueline Ancess takes the long view on education reform in New York City.
Jondou Chen is leading a project to document the oral histories of immigrant students
For Erick Gordon, director of TC's Student Press Initiative, writing for publication is the curriculum
In her journey to understand and re-conceive school-based literacy practices, Ruth Vinz is a point of contact between TC and city schools
Teachers College Peace Corps Fellows
Reading, Writing and Return on Investment
For TC's Elementary Inclusive Education program, "assessment" is an ethos of knowing one's students and oneself
TC's urban legacy is one of constant engagement, in which the College learns as much as it teaches
Case studies in school reform
A success story with bilingual students
Curriculum on fiscal responsibility
Using Board Games To Teach Numbers
Faculty Named AERA Fellows
TC Joins in Haiti Relief Effort
State Legislators Convene at TC
To improve learning we must also improve the conditions in families, communities, neighborhoods and cities that make learning possible
Samuel Peabody set out not to be a teacher. He now defines himself as one in the broadest sense
When her TC education ended abruptly in 1942, Mildred Larsen continued it on her own-'"in a one-room schoolhouse in an impoverished prairie town
Studying School Chemistry
Teachers of Honor
Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other