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Peace Corps Fellows at TC  ☆

The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program recruits Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to teach in New York City's high-needs public schools while concurrently working towards a Masters degree. The program at TC is the nationwide flagship and has just celebrated a 25th anniversary, just as the national Peace Corps program marked its own …

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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for ‘Superman’ and One Teacher’s Two Cents  ☆

Last fall, Waiting For ‘Superman,’ a documentary about the charter school movement in the US, hit theaters nationwide. It brought with it a tidal wave of media attention, shining a spotlight on the charter vs. public school debate. As a public school teacher, the film of course grabbed my attention. Its main tenets are that …

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Racial Literacy Roundtables: Seeing & Hearing Multiple Perspectives 

Facilitated by Noah Gordon, Brooke Schechner, and Zara Zuckerman (MA students, English Education) with sponsorship from Assistant Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (English Education), Racial Literacy Roundtables seek to foster open dialogue about race, language differences, and other important issues in urban education. The discussions provide a respectful and supportive community in which participants feel comfortable sharing …

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Christine Gentry: Teaching is Performing  ☆

Teaching is performing. I'm also involved in extracurricular activities like the drama club and the creative writing club. I love teaching kids to write. I was lucky enough to be able to teach a creative writing class when my school offered one a few years ago. We did publication celebrations where the whole school came …

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