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Modeling Instruction: Where Students Invent Science Lessons

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Science teachers learned how to let students run their own experiments to better grasp scientific concepts. As one teacher said, physics happens all around us. It's just a matter of getting students to see it.

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TC Students Signal Discontent in Peaceful Protest at Graduation

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

At the graduation ceremony for Teachers College, a group of students and faculty protested the awarding of an honor to Merryl Tisch, chancellor of New York State Board of Regents, because of her support for standardized testing. TC granted the honor to Tisch for her years of service advocating for the state's public school systems.

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Controversy Brews at Teachers College

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Some graduate students at Teachers College are offended by the decision to honor Chancellor Merryl Tisch at the school's graduation ceremony next week. To many of them, Tisch has supported policies antithetical to the Teachers College philosophy and they're considering ways to make their displeasure known.

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Report Finds Student Performance on State Exams Remains Consistent

Thursday, July 12, 2012

An independent analysis of individual student achievement on state English exams found that a majority of New York City's public school children are not improving, but rather are holding steady from grade to grade.

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Cheryl Tyler: Something Worth Fighting For

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

When students and teachers at Public School 277 in the Bronx learned in December that the school would not be closed down, even though it received an F in its progress report, “you could hear the resounding cheer throughout the school,’’ said Cheryl Tyler, the principal. Now, the hard work of coming back has begun.

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How I Became a Teacher

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A first-year teacher writes: "As a high school student, I never once considered the training my teachers had received or what their personal teaching philosophies may have been. I did not know what a lesson plan was." Now she knows.

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