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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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Elizabeth Tanner McAnally: Urban Educator Opens Students to the World of Music  ☆

Elizabeth McAnally holds an MA in Music Education (’91) from TC and has taught students K–8 in the School District of Philadelphia for the past 20 years. She currently teaches General Music and is co-director of the 180-voice choir at Wilson Middle School. She serves as cooperating teacher for music education students at Temple University …

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Arts and Humanities Students: “Most Likely to Succeed at Changing the World”  ☆

“When I really want to kvell about Teachers College, I talk about our students,” says Susan Fuhrman in President’s Letter of the Spring 2011 issue of TC Today.  Her comments kick off a special issue dedicated to student profiles, which once read, easily prove Fuhrman’s assertion that TC students are special both for their desire …

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TC Alumnus John B. King Jr. Named New York Education Commissioner  ☆

May 16, 2011. Social Studies alumnus John B. King Jr. was named New York's next education commissioner, with a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents. At 36, Dr. King will be among the nation’s youngest educational leaders and is the state’s first African-American and first Puerto Rican education commissioner.

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Conference Happenings  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty are in heavy rotation this season, presenting at the world’s leading academic conferences. Stay tuned for a series of articles that will recap these presentations and investigate TC’s impact on academia today.

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Spotlight on Alumni: Nat Turner’s Our School at Blair Grocery  ☆

In 2008, after a six-year stint as a New York City high school teacher, TC Social Studies Education grad Nat Turner rolled into New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in a battered blue school bus, offering free tutoring services to the area’s children. A historically underserved population, these kids faced even greater peril in the wake of …

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Spotlight on Alumni: Keith Frome  ☆

Keith Frome, a TC Philosophy and Education alumnus (EdD, 1994), is quick to recognize how the material he studied and techniques he acquired while at TC are woven into the work he does today. The Head of the King Center Charter Middle School in Buffalo, New York; co-founder of one of the largest college access …

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Spotlight on Alumni: Rosie Frascella  ☆

Rosie Frascella was a TC Peace Corps Teaching Fellow in 2001 and graduated with a TESOL degree in 2009. She teaches seniors at the International High School at Prospect Heights (in Brooklyn, NY). She teaches English and Literature, plus a History class. She's a member of NYCoRE, a collective of radical educators. She got involved …

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Dino “Maestro” Anagnost  ☆

We would like to share the sad news that our distinguished alumnus, cherished friend, and long time faculty member Dino Anagnost passed away suddenly, early on the morning of March 31, 2011. Services will be held on Monday, April 4, 10am at The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 319 East 74th Street, …

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Academic Festival April 16, 2011 to Honor A&H Graduate Dr. Diane Ravitch and C&T Graduate, Dr. Sam Totten  ☆

Every year, Teachers College Alumni Association honors alumni who have made significant contributions to their respective fields with the Distinguished Alumni and Early Career Awards. This year, one of our Distinguished Alumni recipients is a graduate of the Department of Arts & Humanities: Dr. Diane Ravitch.

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In the News: Alumni and Professor Tom Chandler  ☆

Tom Chandler, a graduate of TC’s Social Studies and Education Program and now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College recently offered his thoughts on events unfolding in Japan. His reflections on emergency preparedness, nuclear power, rescue and response models, discrimination and public health put the disaster in a learning context for the U.S.  For …

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Spotlight on Alumni: Erik Holmgren  ☆

Recently, the Gazette talked with Erik Holmgren, TC alum and Education Director of the Abreu Fellows Program about his career path, the power of music, and the visionary global movement that he is a part of.

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Dr. Jasmin Cowin  ☆

TC alumna and harp instructor Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin was recently interviewed on MyLITV. She lectured at The Huntington Public Library on the psychology of the characters and integrating music, text and staging in opera. Watch the video here. - Dr. Dwight Manning Program Coordinator, Music & Music Education

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Randall Allsup to give Keynote at CARMU conference  ☆

Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan is hosting  2011 Conference on Music Learning and Teaching at the Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding (CARMU), the third annual conference for music educators, from March 10-12 2011. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Randall Allsup from Columbia University’s Teachers College and TC Alumna Cathy Benedict from …

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Interview with Dr. Joseph Abramo 


Reposted from Music & Music Education. Written by Justine Dolorfino.

We recently reported on Dr. Abramo's research award here. He was kind enough to answer a few of our questions too! Read on... -- Thanks so much for being willing to answer some questions for our blog. Let's start by talking briefly about your education and teaching background prior to your arrival at Teachers College.

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Spotlight on Student Christianne Roll: Professor, Performer, Student  ☆

Christianne Roll serves as the Assistant Professor of Theatre and Music at Emory & Henry College, where she teaches voice, aural skills, music for children and directs opera workshop and musical theater productions. Christianne received her Master's of Music degree in Music Education, with a vocal emphasis, from Teachers College. She received her Bachelor’s of …

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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: A Review  ☆

"The Death and Life of the Great American School System” has been one of the most talked about books around Teachers College this summer. Having finally digested what this work has to offer, I can understand why. Diane Ravitch writes with the rigor and clarity of a fine historian, about issues that are all too …

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