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History & Ed Brings Multiple Disciplines Together for “Classroom Wars” Book Talk 

Professor Ansley Erickson (left) and Professor Natalia Petrzela exchange a few quick words before beginning the lecture.   “Schools have been the ‘battleground’ around issues of diversity for as long as they’ve existed,” said Dr. Ansley Erickson, Assistant Professor of History and Education at Teachers College. “Exactly what question of diversity or what type of …

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A&H in the City Recap 

We at A&H had a wonderful time with at our first A&H in the City Event! We were so lucky to have engaged with such a thoughtful and caring community of alumni. We also couldn't keep the day to ourselves, so here for you to enjoy is the full Storify roundup! We were also lucky …

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The Philosophy Behind Philosophy & Education’s Colloquium Series 

Philosophers make a practice out of engaging in deep, primordial questions, and a large part in doing so is through discussion with other thinkers to better explore or challenge ideas and offer alternative perspectives. As a staple of its academic program, the Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series is intended for all doctoral and masters students …

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Desegregation’s Other Story: Ansley Erickson 

TC Today's Spring/Summer 2015 issue features 10 faculty members and two innovators whose research looks beyond the traditional boundaries of specific disciplines.

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Class of 2015: Jennifer Ammenti Explores Teacher Identity Through a Historical Lens 

Jennifer Ammenti, who will graduate this spring with an Ed.M. in History and Education, sought out Teachers College in part because of her desire to learn about education through a historical lens. As a former elementary school teacher and school librarian, Ammenti loved teaching history, but as she puts it, wishes she could go back …

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Center on History and Education Teams with Schomburg for Roundtable 

This roundtable will explore the questions: Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate …

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Jonna Perrillo Speaks at the Fourth Educating Harlem Lecture  ☆

Jonna Perrillo, Assistant Professor of English Education at University of Texas at El Paso and author of Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity, was featured on Wednesday, February 5 at the fourth lecture in the Educating Harlem: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community series. In the lecture, …

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An Educator’s Commitment: Harlem, Black Parents, and Teacher Unionism ~ Featuring Jonna Perrillo  ☆

This Wednesday, February 5th, Teachers College will be hosting its fourth lecture in the Educating Harlem: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community series. “The point of this lecture series is to provide people with historical perspective,” said Ansley Erickson, director of the Educating Harlem series and Assistant Professor of History and Education …

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Teachers College Doctoral Student, Barry Goldenberg, inspires students with Youth Historians Program  ☆

If someone had asked Barry Goldenberg five years   ago if he would be in New York City pursuing a       PH.D in History of Education at Teachers College, he would have told him or her no way. “After undergrad, I didn’t know where I’d be,” said Goldenberg. “I never thought I’d continue …

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Charles Payne Lectures at TC: Burying the Image of ‘the Wounded Negro’  ☆

If haven't read about it already here is a link Even if you have, another read will be worthwhile!

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Charles Payne: Whatever Happened to the Negro Question? Educational Discourse and the Lost Question of Race  ☆

Students growing up in poverty show compromised academic performance by almost every conceivable metric. Poor children enter school behind their wealthier peers, and most never catch up. The situation can seem hopeless, and teachers may find themselves asking: Are there some students so debilitated by poverty that they simply can’t be helped by our current …

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Dr. Khalil Muhammad Visits TC  ☆

Citing Lewis Lapham’s claim in “Ignorance of Things Past” that Americans have “a wonderful talent for grand simplification,” Dr. Muhammad made an unimpeachable case for the significance of history, archival work, and the Schomburg center in undoing at least a century of historical oversimplification of the black experience in America, and the American experience writ …

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Educating Harlem, Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community  ☆

The Department of Arts and Humanities would like to invite you To a Public Lecture by Dr. Khalil Muhammad, the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Grand Simplification: Historical Illiteracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration Wednesday, April 24th Lecture: 4-6pm in Room 179 Grace Dodge Hall Reception immediately following in …

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Viva Harlem U: Black and Puerto Rican Students and the Transformation of City College 

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Cancelled: “Ella Baker: Radical Educator with Harlem Roots” 

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED Due to a severe winter storm in Chicago, Prof. Ransby was unable to make the trip to New York for this event. We are working now to reschedule and hope that you will join us at a later date this spring. Please join us for the first lecture of the Educating Harlem …

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Graduate Spotlight: Janice Marciano Nimetz, History and Education  ☆

Janice Marciano Nimetz graduated this May with her PhD in History and Education. Nimetz has taught piano at the Emma Willard School for several years and plans to continue teaching there. Nimetz, who has also studied Musicology, hopes to find more places of intersection for her two passions: music and history.

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Research Spotlight: History and Education’s Cassandra E. Virgin  ☆

This past fall, Cassandra Virgin traded in her finance career at Goldman Sachs for a spot in the History and Education Master’s program.

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Meet Barry – An Activist, Optimist, and Dreamer  ☆

Re-posted Teachers College Admissions Blog entry written by Barry Goldenberg, a 1st year student at Teachers College, pursuing a Master of Arts in History and Education. As I started reflecting on my first semester in the Big Apple and why I ultimately chose to attend Teachers College, over a range of other programs, I remembered …

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The Rhetoric of Choice: Segregation, Desegregation, and Charter Schools  ☆

Writing in the Fall 2011 issue of Dissent Magazine, History and Education Assistant Professor Ansley Erickson argues that a common thread links the current rhetoric of "school choice" and opposition to court-ordered busing for desegregation 40 years ago.

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New Faculty Profile: Ansley Erickson  ☆

After teaching at Syracuse University for the past year, Dr. Ansley Erickson is returning to NYC, where she lived and worked for 11 years. It’s a move that feels like coming home. A Columbia graduate, she is pleased to be joining TC’s Arts & Humanities faculty. “I am excited about the tremendous intellectual resources available …

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