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Cambridge, MA – February 24, 2017 – The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) today voted to pursue an affiliation with Union Theological Seminary that would create an EDS entity to provide Episcopal theological education and other programs at Union’s campus in New York.
The Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary has voted enthusiastically to support Union’s leadership in bringing negotiations with EDS to a successful conclusion.
“We are excited to begin negotiations toward an agreement that will allow EDS to achieve the three goals we set for ourselves when we began the process of assuring the seminary’s future,” said the Rev. Dr. Gary Hall, ’76, chair of the board. “EDS will continue to provide theological education within an accredited and degree-granting program, we will carry out our historic mission to place gospel-centered justice at the center of that education, and we will provide financial strength and stability for EDS’s future.”
“We are thrilled that EDS’s trustees have made this momentous decision and we are excited about all it portends for the future,” said the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of the faculty and Johnston Family Professor for Religion and Democracy at Union. “The mission alignment between our two institutions is clear and strong. You can’t miss it! This alignment assures that the deepest commitments of both institutions will be honored and strengthened in the years ahead.”
The two seminaries will begin negotiations immediately in the hope that both boards can vote on an agreement when they meet in May, before


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Announcement of largest gifts to Barnard receives widespread attention

The news of a record-breaking combined gift of $70 million–the largest gift in Barnard’s history–to support the College’s future teaching and learning center was covered by a range of media outlets, from print to online and television.The gifts were given by three prominent New York families—$25 million from Cheryl Glicker Milstein and Philip Milstein; $25 million from The Tow Foundation on behalf of Leonard Tow and daughter Emily Tow Jackson; and $20 million from Diana T. Vagelos and P. Roy Vagelos—each of whom have supported the College for three decades.The Wall Street Journal included a feature article about the gift in its ‘Donor of the Day’ column, noting that the new center will include “a library more than double the size of the current one, faculty office space, expanded conference areas, a café and a computational-science center.” Read the full article (subscription required). Read additional coverage in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Stamford Advocate, and the Columbia Daily Spectator. The news was also covered on local television station WABC 7 New York.Learn more about plans for the teaching and learning center, which is scheduled to open in August 2018.Also, read about the brand-new LeFrak Center in Barnard Hall, which houses the library as well as faculty offices and classroom space while the teaching and learning center is under construction.

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Bank Street Selected for National STEM Network

Bank Street’s Graduate School has been selected to participate in 100K in 10, a national network of organizations committed to increasing the number of high quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers across the United States. Initiated in response to President Obama’s call for 100,000 new STEM teachers in 10 years, 100K in 10 brings together foundations, states, museums, school districts, universities, federal agencies, corporations, non-profits, and others who are committed to improving STEM teaching and learning. Admission to the 100K in 10 network is highly competitive. Members are chosen based on their proven track record in and ongoing commitment to strengthening STEM education!

Teachers College Community School Accepting Applications – March 1st Deadline

TCCS is accepting kindergarten applications for September 2013.

Priority to families in Districts 5 and 6.  Application deadline March 1st.

Parent Information Sessions:

Wednesday, February 6th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Application for  forms and information:  www.tc.edu/communityschool


168 Morningside Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10027

Meet the teaches, current parents and take a tour.  No RSVP required.


Please observe the following guidelines for application submission:

Drop-off by hand: To the school at 168 Morningside Avenue, weekdays 8:30am to 12pm . To Teachers College at 525 West 120th Street, Suite 331 Horace Mann (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), weekdays 9am to 1pm

Mail: To Teachers College, Community School Office, Box 49. Must be RECEIVED by March 1 at 3pm. Be advised that there can be delays of up to three days in the processing of mail. We suggest you send well in advance of the deadline and follow with an email to confirm receipt.

Email: Scan and email as a PDF attachment to: communityschool@tc.columbia.edu

Fax: To the attention of: TCCS Admissions. To: 212 678 7423. We suggest you send an email to confirm receipt.

For information only, the 2012-13 parent welcome packet is available here: Information Packet.


Versión en Español

La fecha límite para las aplicaciones de Kindergarten es el 1 de Marzo 2013 a las 3pm. Aplicaciones de Kindergarten para 2013-14 estarán disponible aquí. Visitas a la escuela y sesiones de información para padres estan programada para el:

Miercoles, Febrero 6, 5:30pm-7pm

Miercoles, Febrero 13,  5:30pm-7pm

Miercoles, Febrero 20, 5:30pm-7pm

Ocurira en el: 168 Morningside Avenue, New York, NY 10027. No se neccesita cita.

Conozca a los maestros, padres actuales y visite la escuela.

Por favor observe las siguientes líneas de guía para la sumisión de aplicación:

Entrega a mano: A la escuela en 168 Morningside Avenue, días de la semana 8:30am hasta las 12pm.  Al Colegio Teachers College en 525 West 120 Street, Salon 331 Horace Mann (entre Broadway y la Avenida Amsterdam), días de la semana de 9am hasta 1pm.

Correo: Al Colegio Teachers College, Community School Office, Box 49. Debe ser RECIVIDA antes del 1 de Marzo a las 3pm.  Tenga en cuenta que puede haber retrasos de hasta tres días en el procesimiento de correo. Le sugerimos que envíe antes de la fecha límite y seguir con un correo electrónico para confirmar la recepción.Correo electrónico: Escanear y mandar como un archivo PDF adjunto a un email a: communityschool@tc.columbia.edu

Fax: A la atención de: TCCS Admisiones. Para: 212 678 7423. Le sugerimos que envíe un correo electrónico para confirmar la recepción.

Para información solamente, el paquete de bienvenida para padres 2012-13 está disponible aquí : Information Packet.

The additional links below will help you determine your child’s eligibility for the school.

If you have questions that are not addressed in the FAQ section of this web site, please contact us with them at the address below:


Teachers College

Office of School and Community Partnerships

ATTN: Community School Office

525 West 120th Street, Box #49
New York, NY 10027


(212) 678 7421


Lottery Information

The DOE will run 2013-14 computer lottery in early April. You will receive a letter from TCCS indicating your place in the class or on the waiting list.

Información de Lotería
Los resultados de la Lotería que es ejecutada por el Departamento de Educación no se han publicado. Nosotros publicaremos la información tan pronto como la recibamos y cartas serán enviadas por el Departamento de Educación a los solicitantes para informarles de su estado de aplicación y resultados de la lotería.