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Tisch Food Center Inaugural Study: Only 39% of NYC Public Elementary Schools Have Nutrition Education

It's no secret that there is a big national effort to combat childhood obesity by providing healthy food choices in public schools. But it's not enough to offer kids fruits and vegetables; they need education about why apples and carrots are better for them than potato chips. While New York City has made progress in providing healthy food and nutrition education, public schools reopened this week with a majority -- 61 percent -- still not providing nutrition education programs designed and provided by outside experts, according to a study released by the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College. The Center is calling for a goal to double programs by 2020. READ MORE >

Tisch Food Center Inaugural Study: Only 39% of NYC Public Elementary Schools Have Nutrition Education2014-09-18T14:25:45-05:00

TC a National Leader in Awarding Doctorates to Black Students

Teachers College, Columbia University, ranks sixth among U.S. universities in granting the most doctoral degrees to black students, according to the 2014 Almanac of Higher Education released last week by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Teachers College is also the top-ranked private, not-for-profit higher educational institution in the category of black doctoral degree recipients, preceded only by historically Black institutions, a for-profit, online university, and comprehensive public universities. The report, which covers the five-year period from 2008 to 2012, ranks 376 universities in number of doctorate recipients from minority groups by race and ethnicity. “We are proud that TC is a national leader in granting doctoral degrees to African Americans. For TC to outpace major universities whose student populations number 20,000 or more is an extraordinary accomplishment, indeed,” said Teachers College President Susan H. Fuhrman. “Our record is a testament to our longstanding commitment to providing advanced educational opportunity to students of color, as well as [...]

TC a National Leader in Awarding Doctorates to Black Students2014-09-18T14:27:36-05:00

Making Conflict Work: TC Psychologist Peter Coleman launches his new book on Oct. 8th at TC

“What can you do when your boss holds all the cards and enjoys being a jerk? Or when an employee you really depend on is constantly whining and being difficult? Or when vitally important clients insist on being demeaning? Those questions, and others about “the challenges and opportunities we face when we find ourselves in conflict with those in authority… and with those we have authority over,” are the focus of Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement, (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) coauthored by Peter T. Coleman, Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of TC’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and psychologist and executive coach Robert Ferguson. The two will discuss their work at TC at a book launch on Thursday, October 8th, from 6 to 8 pm in 179 Grace Dodge Hall. Johnston Barkat, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Ombudsman & Mediation Services (M. Phil. ’01) will introduce them. Read Peter Coleman’s [...]

Making Conflict Work: TC Psychologist Peter Coleman launches his new book on Oct. 8th at TC2014-10-01T14:37:18-05:00

Divesting for a Healthier Climate: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, chaired by TC Trustee Valerie Wayne (M.A. ’98) , to cut ties with fossil fuels

Teachers College Trustee Valerie Rockefeller Wayne was much in the news this week as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which Wayne chairs, announced plans to begin divesting itself of fossil-fuel stocks because of concerns about climate change. In 1870, Wayne’s great-great grandfather John D. Rockefeller Sr. cofounded the Standard Oil Company, which subsequently gave rise to Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. “There is a moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet,” said Wayne. With the announcement, which came on the eve of the United Nations climate change summit meeting in New York City, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund joins hundreds of philanthropies, religious organizations, pension funds, local governments and private investors who have pledged to divest more than $50 billion worth of assets related to fossil fuel companies. Pointing to the conservation activities of her ancestor, Wayne said the decision to divest is “a natural progression” for her family,” adding that John D. Rockefeller Sr. would likely be [...]

Divesting for a Healthier Climate: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, chaired by TC Trustee Valerie Wayne (M.A. ’98) , to cut ties with fossil fuels2014-10-01T14:38:11-05:00

Teachers College, Columbia University Launches MA/MBA Programs to Prepare School Leaders in Education and Business Management

The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership – the nation’s preeminent organization of its kind, based at Teachers College, Columbia University – has teamed with Columbia Business School and with INSEAD to launch innovative MA/MBA dual-degree programs. The accelerated programs provide a master of arts in private school leadership from Teachers College and a master of business administration from either Columbia Business School or INSEAD. The programs are delivered in a concentrated format that allows graduates to enter the job market a year earlier than if they pursued these degrees individually. “Twenty-first century schools require leaders with knowledge of education and strong business acumen to successfully sustain and grow their schools,” said Klingenstein Director Pearl Rock Kane. “The dual-degree programs prepare capable, highly motivated students in education as well as in business, leadership, management and social entrepreneurship.” With nearly 4500 alumni serving as administrators and lead teachers, the Klingenstein Center, founded in 1977 with funding from [...]

Teachers College, Columbia University Launches MA/MBA Programs to Prepare School Leaders in Education and Business Management2014-10-01T14:39:23-05:00

TCCS Gets Most Kindergarten Applicants for District 5

The Columbia Spectator had this story about Teachers College Community School: "Though Teachers College Community School is younger than the kindergartners who are starting there this fall, the four-year-old Columbia-affiliated school on Morningside Avenue and 127th Street received more applications for its kindergarten seats this year than any other school in its district. "Applications for the school’s kindergarten have been steadily increasing since it opened in 2011, school officials say. With 469 kids vying for 50 spots this year, TCCS has become the most sought-after kindergarten in most of Northern Manhattan."

TCCS Gets Most Kindergarten Applicants for District 52014-10-01T14:39:59-05:00

Making Conflict Work: TC Psychologist Peter Coleman launches his new book on Oct. 9th at TC

Published in TC People 9/30/2014 “What can you do when your boss holds all the cards and enjoys being a jerk? Or when an employee you really depend on is constantly whining and being difficult? Or when vitally important clients insist on being demeaning? Those questions, and others about “the challenges and opportunities we face when we find ourselves in conflict with those in authority… and with those we have authority over,” are the focus of Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement, (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) coauthored by Peter T. Coleman, Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of TC’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and psychologist and executive coach Robert Ferguson. The two will discuss their work at TC at a book launch on Thursday, October 9th, from 6 to 8 pm in 179 Grace Dodge Hall. Johnston Barkat, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Ombudsman & Mediation Services (M. Phil. ’01) will [...]

Making Conflict Work: TC Psychologist Peter Coleman launches his new book on Oct. 9th at TC2014-11-19T21:18:14-05:00

TC’s Rita Gold Center Receives a $500,000 Gift from the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation

A gift from the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation will enhance education, research and training at TC's Rita Gold Early Childhood Center The Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation has been supporting youth and education since its founding in 1917. To increase its impact, the Foundation recently announced a new strategic focus on early childhood, and is now advancing that goal through a $500,000 gift to support Teachers College’s Rita Gold Early Childhood Center. “Early childhood is a critically important period in which to maximize the power of education,” said Bill Rueckert, the Foundation’s President, who also serves as Co-Chair of TC’s Board of Trustees. “We are proud to support TC, which is among the nation’s leading preparers of pre-K teachers, researchers and policy experts, and the Gold Center, which is considered one of the finest facilities of its kind.” Professor of Education Susan Recchia, a renowned early child specialist who serves as Rita Gold’s Faculty Director, says the [...]

TC’s Rita Gold Center Receives a $500,000 Gift from the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation2015-11-10T06:37:56-05:00

Music Explorers at Teachers College

MUSIC EXPLORERS is an innovate program, where 5-to-7-year-olds explore the arena of musical performance as both soloist and ensemble member through active and engaging musical experiences, with an opportunity to specialize in two instruments: piano or drums AND ukelele or violin. This is a model for teaching instrumental music to beginners utilizing family and peer in community to advantage the social nature of music making for skill development and well-being. The 10 weekly class sessions consist of semi-private lessons ( 4 children/ 2 teachers) on two instruments plus large group (16 children/8 teachers) activities, all culminating in an ensemble "Band" experience at the end of each class. Tuition including string instrument rental: 1) Fall and Spring terms total of 20 class sessions = $750, possibility of paying in two installments​ $375​ each 2) Fall only, 10 class sessions = $450 Classes are taught by experienced Teachers College alumni and graduate students supervised by Prof. Lori Custodero. [...]

Music Explorers at Teachers College2015-09-10T18:04:54-05:00

Ties that Run Deep

Hangyang University President Emeritus Chong Yang Kim (Ed. D. ’83) led a unique “crowd-sourced” donation by Korean alumni that resulted in $120,000 in pledges to the Korea 125th Anniversary Scholarship Fund at Teachers College, Columbia University, and has inspired similar efforts from alumni in other countries. Visit Original >

Ties that Run Deep2015-11-10T06:37:43-05:00

State of the College 2015

On October 7th, Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman delivered her State of the College address in Cowin Auditorium, declaring that “ TC is better positioned both academically and operationally to flourish for decades to come as a leader in shaping programs and fields that contribute to a smarter, healthier and more equitable world.” View Original >

State of the College 20152015-11-10T06:36:51-05:00

“One of TC’s Most Important Moments”: Launching the new Resilience Center for Veterans & Families

Teachers College celebrated the official launch of its new Resilience Center for Veterans & Families this week in what TC President Susan Fuhrman called “one of the most important moments in the history of the College.” Held in the legendary Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel, the event was attended by top military leaders, private and corporate funders, veterans, and leaders in academic research and psychological treatment. Funded through a generous gift by David and Maureen O’Connor, the Resilience Center is directed by George Bonanno, TC Professor of Clinical Psychology. The Center will pair groundbreaking research on human emotional resilience with clinical training of students to assist veterans and their families as they transition back to civilian life. The training will take place through TC’s nationally regarded Dean Hope Center for Educational & Psychological Services, directed by Dinelia Rosa, and will serve as a magnet for other TC faculty members who work with veterans. “What we are [...]

“One of TC’s Most Important Moments”: Launching the new Resilience Center for Veterans & Families2015-11-10T06:38:07-05:00

A Portrait of the Artist in the Digital Age: a New TC Program Grapples with the Nature of Creativity in the 21st century

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2016/june/a-portrait-of-the-artist-in-the-digital-age/

A Portrait of the Artist in the Digital Age: a New TC Program Grapples with the Nature of Creativity in the 21st century2016-08-30T15:31:06-05:00

Life on the Edge: Kevin Jian has lived on the line separating the education systems of the East and West. Now he’s trying to erase that boundary

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2016/june/life-on-the-edge-kevin-jian-has-lived-on-the-line-separating-the-education-syst/

Life on the Edge: Kevin Jian has lived on the line separating the education systems of the East and West. Now he’s trying to erase that boundary2016-08-30T15:27:48-05:00

P.S. 71 Using “Seed to Plate” Lessons Developed With Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2016/june/ps-71-using-seed-to-plate-lessons-developed-with-laurie-m-tisch-center-for-/

P.S. 71 Using “Seed to Plate” Lessons Developed With Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy2016-08-30T15:30:04-05:00
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