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Volume XV, No. 3 ♦ 11/2009
Brilliant minds coming together to transform lives.
November 2009 Volume 15 -'ó Number 3
Speaking to a Teachers College audience on October 22nd, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Thursday called for a "sea-change" in the nation's teacher preparation programs and said most teachers colleges are "doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of the 21st-century classroom."
View the speech.
A $9.75 million boost for 21st century teacher prep
David Steiner, the new Commissioner of Education for New York State, and TC alumna Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, will present their vision for statewide education at Teachers College's Milbank Chapel on November 30.
Can after-school programs help narrow the achievement gap? Professor Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and her colleagues at TC have found that they can-'"but not by much
Non-academic factors, such as health, emerge as critical in a new study of Chemung County, N.Y., led by TC's Madhabi Chatterji
TC's Hechinger Institute creates a new model for covering education
Recently immigrated students and a range of scholars to discuss the needs of Mexican youth and families in the tri-state area
Horace Mann's new "green" look
Helping students fund their education
TC doctoral student Susan Choo is taking a visual approach to language and literacy
Welcoming New Employees, Staff Anniversaries
The three winners of TC's Elaine Brantley Memorial Award for Community and Civility are Paul Acquaro, Director of the TC Web; Jacqueline Diaz-Solano, Director of Student Accounts; and James Rudolph, locksmith in the College's Facilities group.