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OUTSTANDING EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR 2014

Educators Honored at Harvard Club by Education UpdateEducators Honored at Harvard Club by Education Update
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Joan Baum discusses his year's Outstanding Educators of the Year awards breakfast at the Harvard Club....READ MORE & WATCH SLIDESHOW


COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

CCNY And The NYC Ancestry Project Give a Peek of the Past
By Patricia Lavelle
The New York City Ancestry Project gathered students from a number of city college and universities to discuss the findings from the genetic data they had collected....READ MORE
Baruch College Hosts Employment and Visual Impairment ConferenceBaruch College Hosts Employment and Visual Impairment Conference
By Jasmine Bager
The Seventh Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Policy and Practice  takes place at Baruch College where they handed out Distinguished Service Awards....READ MORE

Arlene Alda Reads at Hunter CollegeArlene Alda Reads at Hunter College
By Dorothy Davis
Arlene Alda, an accomplished children’s book author, former clarinet player and wife of actor Alan Alda reads her books to an audience at Hunter College....READ MORE


A Fulbright Scholar Shares Her Experiences in MalaysiaA Fulbright Scholar Shares Her Experiences in Malaysia
By Rachel Gellert
Rachel Gellert, a Fulbright Scholar from NYU who now teaches children in Malaysia shares some of her experiences.....READ MORE



Three Hunter Students Win Fulbright-Hays Scholarships to Study in ChinaThree Hunter Students Win Fulbright-Hays Scholarships to Study in China
Indicative of the transformation of this world into a global village, three Hunter students received the Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study in China.....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

John RussellDyslexia: Advantage or Disability or Both
By John Russell, Ed.D.
John Russell, head of te Windward School discusses the implications that arise from the evidence that dyslexia sometimes actually helps those who have it....READ MORE


MEDICAL UPDATE

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Luncheon Honors Women of DistinctionCrohn’s & Colitis Foundation Luncheon Honors Women of Distinction
By Patricia Lavelle
Patricia Lavelle gives us an overview of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s 21st annual Women of Distinction Awards.....READ MORE

Fifth Grader Surmounts the OddsFifth Grader Surmounts the Odds
By Alan & Sharon Lubin
Alan and Sharon Lubin speak about their granddaughter’s fight with Type I Diabetes....READ MORE



Matilda Cuomo Gives Award to Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman at Mental Health FoundationMatilda Cuomo Gives Award to Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman at Mental Health Foundation
By Danielle M. Bennett
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is honored with an award for his contribution to the mental health community....READ MORE

DISTINGUISHED LEADERS IN EDUCATION 2014

Distinguished Leaders in Education 2014

Joyce B. CowinJoyce B. Cowin,
Rolls Royce of Financial Literacy

Education Update Honors Joyce B. Cowin for her long list of acheivements....READ MORE



President Kimberly ClinePresident Kimberly Cline,
Long Island University

Education Update features LIU President Kimberly Cline, one of this years Outstanding Educators....READ MORE




Dean Jerrold RossDean Jerrold Ross,
St. John’s University

A brief biography of Dr. Jerrold Ross, Dean of the School of Education at St. John’s University....READ MORE  




President Ernest A. LoganOutstanding Educators of the Year 2014 Keynote Speaker
President Ernest A. Logan,
Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

Ernest A. Logan is the president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators. This article gives us a short biography of this man of acheivement....READ MORE   

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Steven Spielberg Celebrates Lincoln with the Gilder-Lehrman InstituteSteven Spielberg Celebrates Lincoln with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute
By Danielle M. Bennett
The Lincoln Prize, awarded by Gettysburg College & the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, went to professors Dr. Martin C. Guelzo and Dr. Martin J. Johnson, along with a Special Achievment Award which went to Steven Spielber....READ MORE
Sixty Years After Brown: Is This the Education System for Which They Fought?Sixty Years After Brown: Is This the Education System for Which They Fought?
By Dr. Shelia Evans-Tranumn
Dr. Shelia Evans-Tranumn discusses the problem that the American School System has not done enough to uphold the policy of integration that was put into law sixty years ago in the Brown V. Board of Education case....READ MORE       
The Windward School Features Dr. Gordon Sherman, Authority on Brain Research
By Yehuda Bayme
Dr. John Russell and Dr. Gordon F. Sherman give lecture headed by The Windward School on diversity of ways that different brains function....READ MORE          
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Teaches Teachers
By Dorothy Davis
Dorothy Davis reports on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s address on educating constitutional topics to students at the New York Historical Society....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Stevenson School Informs LD Students of Best College ChoicesStevenson School Informs LD Students of Best College Choices
By Sybil Maimin
Sybil Maimin reviews a panel discussion at the Robert Louis Stevenson School about helping students with LD find colleges suitable for them....READ MORE  

Hearing Lost - but not the Sound of Music
By Karen Kraskow, M.A., M.S.W.
Karen Kraskow discusses the film “Lost and Sound”, a documentary about the lives of three unique individuals with hearing loss....READ MORE   

BOOKS

Review of Smart But Stuck: Emotions In Teens And Adults With ADHD
Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg

Merri Rosenburg reviews a book that discusses effects of ADHD on adults and children in all aspects of their life....READ MORE
Review of Dear Diana: Diana’s Guide To Independent Living
Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg
Merri Rosenberg reviews a new detailed how-to book on Special Needs by Diana Bilezikian...READ MORE

SPORTS

St. John's Tops Butler, 58-55 in Big East Clash
By Richard Kagan
Richard Kagan reviews the close women's basketball game between St. John's Red Storm and Butler University's Bulldogs....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Discovering Mathematical RelationshipsMERCY COLLEGE - THE DEAN’S COLUMN
Discovering Mathematical Relationships

By Alfred Posamentier
Mercy College Mathematics professor Alfred Posamentier demonstrates an interesting pattern regarding adding consecutive integers....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

New Frontiers in Learning: The Next Generation of High School & College Supports
New Frontiers in Learning provides academic and social support services for high school and college students in The New York City Area....READ MORE

CAREERS

Careers for the 21st CenturyCareers for the 21st Century
By Dr. Pola Rosen
Dr. Pola Rosen talks with Diandra Garcia, executive assistant to the vice president of Facilities at HBO Studios, about her career in media....READ MORE





COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

MAD Magazine’s Al Jaffee Donates Work to Columbia U: Predecessor of the Graphic NovelMAD Magazine’s Al Jaffee Donates Work to Columbia U: Predecessor of the Graphic Novel
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Dr. Joan Baum relates the honor given to Al Jaffee, longtime cartoonist and satirist for MAD Magazine,as he donated his life work to the Columbia Library Rare Books and manuscripts Collection....READ MORE 
An Elite Liberal UniversityCommentary:
An Elite Liberal University

By Leonard Quart
Cinema studies professor Leonard Quart discusses the documentary about Berkeley done by Frederick Wiseman. The film highlights the activities going on at the college despite national budget cuts in higher education....READ MORE

Entrepreneurship Is Booming At Long Island University: Student-Run Business Ventures Transform Academic Studies
Long Island University now overseas a handful of student run businesses on campus in an effort to teach real-world business values....READ MORE
Baruch College Discusses P-TECHBaruch College Discusses P-TECH
By Jasmine Bager
Baruch College hosted Stan Litow, President of IBM International as keynote speaker at a higher education forum.  He talked about a new six year model for high school and how it could benefit students in the STEM specializations....READ MORE

NYU Education Series on TestingNYU Education Series on Testing
By Patricia Lavelle
Patricia Lavelle reviews part two of the annual Education Policy Breakfast at New York Univerity.  This sessions topic was about testing....READ MORE


  
Call Him Doctor: Professor Krakowski Receives PhD from PolandCall Him Doctor: Professor Krakowski Receives PhD from Poland
Film Director and writer Andrzej Krakowski recieves a PhD degree from the Polish National Film School....READ MORE


Seven Sisters Conference: Student Leaders in Our NationSeven Sisters Conference: Student Leaders in Our Nation
By Julia Qian
Julia Qian writes about the fifth annual Student Leadership Conference for the seven Sister Schools.  The conference focused on collaboration amongst the schools to make more opportunities available to women....READ MORE

Usdan Center Premieres At Skirball Center/NYU
Usdan Center For The Creative and Performing Arts is performing, under the direction of Maurice Brandon Curry two nights of dance at the Skirball Center at NYU....READ MORE

CAREERS

Careers for the 21st CenturyCareers for the 21st Century
By Dr. Pola Rosen
Dr. Pola Rosen talks with Diandra Garcia, executive assistant to the vice president of Facilities at HBO Studios, about her career in media....READ MORE





SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Partnership for After School Education Raises $700,000 at GalaPartnership for After School Education Raises $700,000 at Gala
Partnership for After School Education held its annual PASEsetter awards honoring individuals who head after school educational programs.  The event was also a fundraiser and it raised $700,000....READ MORE

POET LAUREATES OF THE UNITED STATES

April is National Poetry Month, a time when all can celebrate and appreciate the history of poetry and the work of poets. In honor of this celebration, we asked three Poet Laureates of the United States to share their experiences as poets and writers. We asked each of them to answer the following questions: • At what age did you start writing? • Can you share some of the inspirations for your writing? • What are some of the challenges you’ve faced? • Describe turning points in your career as a writer. • Who were/are some of your mentors? • List some of your favorite books/poems. • What is your advice to young writers today?
Sydney Lea: Vermont PoetSydney Lea:
Vermont Poet Laureate

Education Update interviews Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea about his career....READ MORE 





Joyce Sutphen: Minnesota Poet LaureateJoyce Sutphen:
Minnesota Poet Laureate

Education Update Interviews American poet laureate Joyce Sutphen about her career....READ MORE 





Marjory Heath Wentworth: South Carolina Poet LaureateMarjory Heath Wentworth: South Carolina Poet Laureate
Education Update interviews South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Heath Wentworth about her career....READ MORE




LAW & EDUCATION

Arthur Katz LAW & EDUCATION
Vergara, et al. vs. State of California

By Arthur Katz, J.D.
Arthur Katz discusses the legal battle in California over the current rule of allowing tenure to teachers who have only worked 18 months....READ MORE

    

MEDICAL UPDATE

Jacob AppelTHE ETHICS COLUMN
Brain Death: Can Families Opt Out?

By Jacob M. Appel, MD JD
An overview into the issues surrounding brain death as highlighted in recent events. Dr. Appel discusses whether it should be the right of the family to choose whether or not to keep a brain dead relative on life support or not....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Hunter College Writing Center’s 4th Anniversary Bash Hunter College Writing Center’s 4th Anniversary Bash
Education Update recaps Hunter College Writing Center’s fourth anniversary party listing many literary luminaries and leaders in attendance....READ MORE



BOOKS

Book Review of The Breakfast Club Murder by Camilla T. CrespiBook Review of The Breakfast Club Murder by Camilla T. Crespi
Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg
Merri Rosenberg reviews this enthralling murder mystery....READ MORE


SPECIAL EDUCATION

Exclusive Interview: President George J. Hagerty, Beacon CollegeExclusive Interview:
President George J. Hagerty, Beacon College

By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Joan Baum interviews George J. Hagerty, president of Beacon College, a school for students with LD and ADHD.  His impressive career and activity as the new president is extensive....READ MORE

NASA Astronaut Visits Teachers College Community SchoolNASA Astronaut Visits Teachers College Community School
By Patricia Lavelle & Omoefe Ogbeide
Education Update provides an in depth profile of a leader in human services, Mr. William Guarinello.  Mr. Guarinello has been the long time head of HeartShare, an organization that helps the at-risk community and provides advanced social services to greater New York City....READ MORE       
Expert Speaks at MIT on Causes of Dyslexia
By Manju Banerjee, Ph.D. & Solvegi Shmulsky, Ph.D.
Drs. Manju Banerjee and Solvegi Shmulsky discuss new findings regarding the causes of dyslexia....READ MORE
A Life Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Others: A Profile of William R. Guarinello
Education Update provides an in depth profile of a leader in human services, Mr. William Guarinello.  Mr. Guarinello has been the long time head of HeartShare, an organization that helps the at-risk community and provides advanced social services to greater New York City....READ MORE    
Join Local Learning Center for Open House and Overview on Learning
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes will be hosting events in Manhattan and Brooklyn to inform the public of the services they provide to those with learning difficulties such as ADD, autism, dyslexia and hyperlexia....READ MORE

MUSIC, ART & DANCE

Beauty Comes in All SizesBeauty Comes in All Sizes
By Omoefe Ogbeide
Omoefe Ogbeide gives us a close look at Mr. Charles Stevenson, a master builder of miniature houses....READ MORE




SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Israel Sci0Tech SchoolsFriends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools
This article recaps the awards gala in honor of the Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools that took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York....READ MORE


   

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

St. John’s Graduates Earn High Scores in Department of Education Rankings
By Andrew Miller
The New York City Department of Education has found thatstudents at The School of Education at St. John’s are proving to be excellent teachers and high in the overall rankings across the city....READ MORE 

MEDICAL UPDATE

ColumbiaDoctors Ophthalmology’s New VisionColumbiaDoctors Ophthalmology’s New Vision
By Jasmine Bager
Jasmine Bager talks about the new eye care facility open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan....READ MORE





GUEST EDITORIAL & LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Jennifer RaabGUEST EDITORIAL
Women: The Movers and Shakers
By President Jennifer Raab
Hunter College President Jennifer Raab talks about the acheivements of women in society today....READ MORE


WOMEN SHAPING HISTORY 2014

For the past sixteen years, Education Update has been honoring women who have achieved extraordinary things throughout their lives. They come from diverse backgrounds and a range of fields, but are unified in their shared value of education and the value of imparting knowledge to future generations. Their paths, careers and accomplishments are remarkable and inspirational.
Dr. Linda Kaboolian: Harvard UniversityDr. Linda Kaboolian:
Harvard University

Linda Kaboolian gives us a look at how opportunities and corporate trends for women have changed over the years.....READ MORE  



Ellen Baker, MD: AstronautEllen Baker, MD:
Astronaut

Dr. Ellen Baker tells Education Update about considering the hard to reach, as she did when she applied to become an astronaut and succeeded.....READ MORE



Jo Ann Corkran: Golden SeedsJo Ann Corkran:
Golden Seeds

Education Update interviews Jo Ann Corkran, a leader in the investing world and specifically in supporting women in the field....READ MORE




Jennifer BaumgardnerJennifer Baumgardner:
The Feminist Press

Publisher of the Feminist Press Jennifer Baumgardner discusses her career path, challenges, accomplishments, mentors, turning points in her career and future goals.....READ MORE 



Peggy A. OgdenPeggy A. Ogden:
Brown University

Peggy A. Ogden discusses her path that led her to establish humanitarian programs at Brown University and other organizations.....READ MORE 




Lauren RuotoloLauren Ruotolo: Director of Entertainment Promotion, Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazine director of entertainment promotion, Lauren Ruotolo discusses her struggles with a disease from childhood, her accension to her current position and her future goals.....READ MORE

The Snarks, 103 Years Old and All Female
Amateur all female theatre troupe The Snarks celebrates its 103rd year and is still going strong performing numerous times a year.....READ MORE
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.
Dr. Magaret I. Cuomo discusses her initial interest in medicine, her mentors, her family, her book, and her future goals.....READ MORE





Dean Laurie Glimcher: Weill Cornell Medical CollegeDean Laurie Glimcher: Weill Cornell Medical College
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Joan Baum discusses Dean Laurie Glimcher of Weill Cornell Medical College and the work she has done so far to better the school culture by addressing needs for students with small children, women at the school, and making aware to students the realities of health care in this day and age....READ MORE
Dr. Mary Malewicz-Carter: Renal Research Institute Sustainable Kidney Care FoundationDr. Mary Malewicz-Carter: Renal Research Institute Sustainable Kidney Care Foundation
Mary Malewicz-Carter discusses her work in Renal medicine, her accomplishments and goals....READ MORE


Dean Terry Fulmer: Northeastern UniversityDean Terry Fulmer: Northeastern University
Terry Fulmer, Dean of Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University discusses her upbringing and current programs she overseas as well as her mentors and future goals....READ MORE



Mariette DiChristina: Scientific AmericanMariette DiChristina: Scientific American
As part of the women shaping history issue, Education Update interviews Mariette DiChristina, editor-in-chief of Scientific American magazine about her inspiration, turning points in her career, and her goals....READ MORE


Dr. Gertrud Lenzer: Founding Director, Children’s Studies Center at Brooklyn CollegeDr. Gertrud Lenzer: Founding Director, Children’s Studies Center at Brooklyn College
Education Update interviews a leader in the advocacy of the rights of Children, Dr. Gertrud Lenzer....READ MORE


Suzanne Wright: Co-Founder of Autism SpeaksSuzanne Wright: Co-Founder of Autism Speaks
Suzanne Wright discusses her new organization Autism Speaks, which helps fight for advocacy for autistic people. The organization helps autistic people get health coverage, scholarships, specia lsafety considerations and promotes awareness among the public....READ MORE

Dean Donne Kampel: Touro CollegeDean Donne Kampel: Touro College
Dean of Touro College, Done kampel discusses her climb to her current position and the general advocacy she provides for all women....READ MORE




Dr. Harriet Fields: Health Care Activist in AfricaDr. Harriet Fields: Health Care Activist in Africa
Dr. Harriet Fields discusses her life as a nurse educator from her days at Teachers College, her work in Rwanda and the influence of her grandfather W.C. Fields....READ MORE



Cecelia McCartonCecelia McCarton, M.D.: The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics
Dr. Cecilia McCarton discusses her multifaceted career as a physician, educator and CEO of a nonprofit....READ MORE


SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Exclusive Interview with Stevenson School Headmaster Douglas Herron, and Director of Outreach, Matthew Mandelbaum
Dr. Pola Rosen talks with administrators of the Robert louis Stevenson School in Manhattan about their innovative and signature approach to handling students with social, emotional and learning issues....READ MORE
Marine Science Program in Brooklyn
John Dewey High School's (of Brooklyn) assistant principal Lane Rosen talks about the programs and opportunities the school offers in the field of marine science....READ MORE
Grace Outreach Gives Women A Second Chance
By Patricia Lavelle
Grace Outreach, an organization that helps women from low-income backgrounds get college education is featured in this article....READ MORE
Learning and the Brain Comes to NYC
On May 8th a program called Learning & the Brain will be hosted in Manhattan to promote effective ways to get students to think critically and creatively to prepare them for the changing and intelligence based work force....READ MORE

MEDICAL UPDATE

National Cancer Prevention Panel in Washington, DC Moderated by Dr. Margaret Cuomo
Anticipating National Cancer Prevention Day on February 4th, Dr. Margarent Cuomo, venerated radiologist will moderate the event at the Rayburn Building in Washington DC....READ MORE
Medicare Rights Center’s Annual Awards Dinner
The Medical Rights Center held their annual dinner awarding Elizabeth Fowler, Janella Hinds, and Steven Safyer....READ MORE
THE ETHICS COLUMN
Genetics 2.0: Revoking The Right Not To Know
By Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD
Jacob Appel discusses new laws allowing the right of geneticists to disclose important information to those tested whether they want to hear it or not....READ MORE
Better Food Choices For Better Heart Health
The October 2013 Harvard Heart Letter addressed better ways to be healthy by tweaking one's diet....READ MORE

METROBEAT

Park Avenue Synagogue Hosts Good Deeds Fair
By Yehuda Bayme
Park Avenue Synagogue demonstrates the value of doing a good deed by hosting the Vicki K. Wimpfheimer Mitzvah Day....READ MORE

LAW & EDUCATION

The President’s Message – National Character Counts Week
By Arthur Katz, J.D.
Arthur Katz discusses how the moral fiber in the school system needs to be set to a higher standard, reiterating the the meaning behind president Obama's call to observe National Character Counts Week....READ MORE

TECHNOLOGY

Useful Apps for Everyone
Education Update shares its list of favorite apps for smartphones and handheld devices....READ MORE

CHILDREN'S CORNER

YOUNG WRITERS
Trust Walk
By Jamie Landis
Jamie Landis talks about his adventure in school trying to perform regular functions blindfolded....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Columbia University Brain Awareness Week Calendar
Columbia University presents three free events which are open to the public, inculding Brain-Gazing, Community Brain Expo, and Autism: Human Social Behavior and Communication....READ MORE

CAREERS

Careers for the 21st CenturyCareers for the 21st Century
By Dr. Pola Rosen
Education Update investigates the aspirations of young talented people in the work world. Daphne Pinkerson, documentary producer, Kasia Nikhamina, small business owner, and Aleksandr Akulov, financial manager are interviewed....READ MORE


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Exclusive Interview with Father Patrick Devine: Creating Peace in AfricaExclusive Interview with Father Patrick Devine: Creating Peace in Africa
By Patricia Lavelle
Patricia Lavelle interviews Father Patrick Devine to find out about his peace seeking vision for Africa....READ MORE

MUSIC, ART & DANCE

A Conversation with Artist Linda SirowA Conversation with Artist Linda Sirow
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Joan Baum discusses Linda Sirow's work exhibited at the Richard D'Amato Gallery in Sag Harbor to support women and children in need. She discusses Sirow's many influences and styles....READ MORE


Hunter College Launches New MFA & BFA StudiosHunter College Launches New MFA & BFA Studios
Congratulations to Hunter College on the opening of its new MFA and BFA studios in Tribeca....READ MORE



COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

On TestingMERCY COLLEGE - THE DEAN’S COLUMN
On Testing

By Alfred Posamentier & Gene Maeroff
The authors examine the downsides of too much testing in the national school system. This article points out the state of affairs in testing and offers some progressive thoughts on the matter....READ MORE

Fausto Pinto GraduatesFausto Pinto Graduates
Education Update wishes congratulations to former employee Fausto Pinto on his recent graduation from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.....READ MORE





SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

The Struggle of Teacher UnemploymentThe Struggle of Teacher Unemployment
By Danielle M. Bennett
Danielle Bennett looks at the case of Vassar Greene, a school principal turned house-husband, turned teacher, turned tutor. His case represents the dificulties sustained in education by global economic factors....READ MORE

MOVIES & THEATER

Saving Mr. BanksMOVIE REVIEW
Saving Mr. Banks

By Jan Aaron
Jan Aaron reviews the movie "Saving Mr. Banks", a piece about Hollywood and the making of a Mary poppins movie in the 1960s....READ REVIEW



SPECIAL EDUCATION

Learning with Results: A Process-Based Approach
Lindamood-Bell offers clinical help for those with learning differences. This article talks about this company and what it offers....READ MORE

TECHNOLOGY

Taking Notes on Student Debt: Do MOOCs Threaten Higher Education?Taking Notes on Student Debt: Do MOOCs Threaten Higher Education?
By Adam Sugerman
Education Update editor Adam Sugerman discusses the problems were MOOCs to replace remedial courses such as writing. He believes that some of the basic courses require small accessible classes and colleges should lower tuition to steer students away from the cheaper but less dependable option of MOOCs....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Dr. Herman Rosen at Landmark College: Allied Health is a Growth IndustryDr. Herman Rosen at Landmark College: Allied Health is a Growth Industry
By Yehuda Bayme
Dr. Herman Rosen spoke at Landmark college about the growing field of allied health professionals (medical professionals who are not doctors or nurses)....READ MORE
100 SUNY Students Receive $1 Million in Scholarships100 SUNY Students Receive $1 Million in Scholarships
This article discusses a new scholarship program founded by JFEW to be awarded to a handful of SUNY students each year. The program is not just a monetary grant, but also an in-depth content based program with internships and seminars....READ MORE

A Barnard College Professor Breaks Tradition: Let Your Body Take the Lead
By Julia Qian
A Barnard Dance professor teaches her students to be aware of the natural instincts of the body while in her class....READ MORE
NY Architects Design Vanderbilt University’s Historic Peabody College for Teachers
This article explores the history of the George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt university....READ MORE

MUSEUMS AS EDUCATORS

Poison at the American Museum of Natural History
By Jan Aaron
Jan Aaron discusses the exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History about the dangerous and positive powers of poisons in nature....READ MORE
7 Painters, 7 Stories: Seeking A Synthesis Between Abstraction And Representation
In See it Loud, a new exhibit at the National Academy Museum art experts are seeking a dialectical synthesis between the seemingly polar two post WW2 schools of artistry:abstractionism and representation....READ MORE
Chagall at the Jewish Museum
By Jan Aaron
Jan Aaron reviews the Chagall exhibit at The Jewish Museum. Of particularinterest is Chagall's emphasis on Jesus in his paintings and the historical context of his work....READ MORE

CAREERS

Strategically Ladder Your Legal Skills
By Vera Sullivan, M.A.
Vera Sullivan writes on how, as a lawyer, one must follow specific steps to keep him/herself on track to success....READ MORE

CROSSWORD

100th Anniversary of the Crossword
By Patricia Lavelle
It has been a hundred years since the crossword puzzle was invented. This article gives us a quick look back at the original form of the game and its development....READ MORE
Anniversary Guessing Game
Compiled By Omoefe Ogbeide
This article has you guessing famous anniversarys with clues....READ MORE

COVER STORIES

Nelson Mandela: His Legacy Lives OnNelson Mandela:
His Legacy Lives On

By Omoefe Ogbeide, Lisa Young & Jasmine Bager
Education Update remembers former South African president Nelson Mandela. The leader passed away recently at the age of 95....READ MORE



The History of Dr. King Comes Alive in AtlantaThe History of Dr. King Comes Alive in Atlanta
By Omoefe Ogbeide
Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., this article explores Atlanta, Georgia, the home of this great civil rights leader....READ MORE



Interview: Professor Christine King Farris, Sister of MLKInterview:
Professor Christine King Farris, Sister of MLK

By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Education Update reviews the 2005 interview with Professor Christine King Farris, the sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....READ MORE


I Don’t Hear America Singing in the South Bronx
By Gisela Rodriquez-Montalvo
Bronx teacher Gisela Rodriguez Montalvo's 1979 poem about the hardships of the people of the South Bronx and the hope of its revitalization is reprinted here....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Hunter Autism Research, Practice, & Policy Center: Exclusive Interview with  Dr. Michael SillerHunter Autism Research, Practice, & Policy Center: Exclusive Interview with  Dr. Michael Siller
Interviewed By Patricia Lavelle & Dr. Pola Rosen
Transcription By Yehuda Bayme & Valentina Cordero

Education Update interviews Dr. Michael Siller, an expert on treating people with autism....READ MORE
Exclusive Interview: Dr. Donald Vogel, Director, Hunter College Center Communication DisordersExclusive Interview:
Dr. Donald Vogel, Director, Hunter College Center Communication Disorders

By Patricia Lavelle
Education Update reporter Patricia Lavelle speaks with Dr. Donald Vogel, head of audiology at Hunter about the growing concerns that his profession must encounter....READ MORE
Overcoming Poverty and Prison: Helping Teens Write
By Jasmine Bager
Youth Communication, an organization that helps troubled youth, hosted an event that showed how the power of expression in writing manifests itself. Teens in prison and other difficult situations are gaining more self confidence when they write because they see that people are willing to listen....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Dr. Peter EdenLandmark College: Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium
By Yehuda Bayme
The 2013 Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium at Landmark College covered multiple topics — including dyslexia tools research, uses of Adobe Acrobat, & future outlooks for ease of use technologies in the education field....READ MORE
Teachers College Celebrates 125 YearsTeachers College Celebrates 125 Years
By Yehuda Bayme
Teachers College celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala at the Apollo Theater. There were prestigious awardees and lively performances....READ MORE


SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Did You Know That Walt Whitman Taught School in Queens & Suffolk Counties?
Walt Whitman, Teacher in 9 School Districts
This short article discusses Walt Whitman's early career as a school teacher....READ MORE

METROBEAT

Italian American Women Garner AwardsItalian American Women Garner Awards
Education Update reports on the Awards given at this year's Epiphany Celebration, which honors Italian American women....READ MORE



SPECIAL EDUCATION

Child Mind Institute GalaChild Mind Institute Gala
The Child Mind Institute held a gala award dinner raising millions of dollars to help children with psychiatric and learning disorders....READ MORE





Lawyers, Parents & Special Needs Students: Finding the Proper PlacementLawyers, Parents & Special Needs Students: Finding the Proper Placement
By Danielle M. Bennett, M.A.
A recent panel was held at the Robert Lewis Steveson School to discuss the rights of parents to obtain evaluations from the department of education to ascertain whether children have special needs or not and the due process involved....READ MORE

BOOKS

Reforming A School System, Reviving A City: The Promise of Say Yes to Education in SyracuseBOOK REVIEW
Reforming A School System, Reviving A City: The Promise of Say Yes to Education in Syracuse

Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg
The City of Syracuse is the beneficiary of an experimental scholarship program meant to not just help the poor financially, but also to help with social programs designed to keep students enrolled....READ REVIEW

MEMORIES OF OUR SCHOOL DAYS

EDUCATION UPDATE STAFF REMEMBERS SCHOOL LESSONS
As the New Year begins, the staff of Education Update reflects on memorable aspects of their education. Members of our staff come from varied educational backgrounds: parochial schools, charter schools, public and private universities, and schools abroad in several countries including China, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. Despite these diverse backgrounds, the common thread we have been fortunate to share is the passion and commitment of great teachers.
Travel Is My TextbookTravel Is My Textbook
By Jasmine Bager
Jasmine Bager discusses how traveling often gives her a valuable education....READ MORE





High School UniformsHigh School Uniforms
By Patricia Lavelle
Patricia Lavelle discusses how wearing school uniforms is a tradition that has positive long term benefits....READ MORE




Growing Up with ChoicesGrowing Up with Choices
By Yehuda Bayme
Yehuda Bayme discusses growing up going to Jewish Day Schools....READ MORE





The ‘Mission’ of Being a ProfessorThe ‘Mission’ of Being a Professor
By Valentina Cordero
Valentina Cordero talks about her favorite teachers and the lessons they taught her....READ MORE




A Novel ApproachA Novel Approach
By Omoefe Ogbeide
Omoefe Ogbeide discusses how her favorite teacher conducted the classroom....READ MORE





In China: Student’s Note Brings the MusicIn China: Student’s Note Brings the Music
By Julia Qian
Julia Qian discusses how a person can make a difference by speaking up. We see from this article that arguments are not won with force, but with courtesy and respect....READ MORE


Journalism Ambition: Writing the Right WayJournalism Ambition: Writing the Right Way
By Wagner Mendoza
Wagner Mendoza discusses his aspirations to become a writer and the steps he has taken to fulfill his mission....READ MORE



SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Improve School Culture, Improve School AchievementFROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S DESK
Improve School Culture, Improve School Achievement

By Mary Robinson Cohen
A superintendent of a New Jersey public school district discusses the need to build a positive school culture so that it can facilitate student acheivement....READ MORE

Exclusive Interview with Sandra Priest Rose of the Reading Reform FoundationExclusive Interview with Sandra Priest Rose of the Reading Reform Foundation
By Jasmine Bager
Jasmine Bager discusses the Reading Reform Foundation, whose goal is to better equip teachers to develop better reading skills amongst young students....READ MORE

Youth Communication: Teen Journalists Promoting ReadingYouth Communication: Teen Journalists Promoting Reading
By Lisa K. Winkler
Lisa Winkler calls to attention Youth Communication, an organization that encourages teen journalists to express themselves....READ MORE



Building A Robot at John Dewey High School
By Fil Dispenza
John Dewey High School student Fil Dispenza talks about his teams efforts to build different types of robots....READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIALS & LETTERS

NYS Teachers Union VP Discusses Legislative PrioritiesGUEST EDITORIAL
NYS Teachers Union VP Discusses Legislative Priorities

By Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT executive vice president Andrew Pallotta discusses the needs in education and health care funding in New York State. NYSUT is a voice on the capital that pushes legistlature to keep these programs fully funded....READ MORE
Raising the Bar for Women Behind BarsGUEST EDITORIAL
Raising the Bar for Women Behind Bars

By Rev. Vivian Nixon
Rev. Vivian Nixon discusses the importance of advocating for women who have been incarcerated and are trying to reintegrate in the free society. Her group the College and Community Fellowship works to provide services which help these women find schooling, and other social services....READ MORE
Educating the Whole StudentGUEST EDITORIAL
Educating the Whole Student

By Matthew G. Mandelbaum, Ph.D.
Matthew Mandelbaum, Director of Outreach at the Robert Lewis Stevenson School discusses the need to give education to the whole adolescent. He feels that teens benefit fromteachers being aware of their emotional, social and academic needs just as yong children do....READ MORE
Teacher Education: “Who’s on First?”GUEST EDITORIAL
Teacher Education: “Who’s on First?”

By Mark Alter, Ph.D.
Mark Alter discusses the importance of teacher education and informs us to be cautious in finding an education school for teachers....READ MORE


BOOKS

Barnard Alum/Stanford Professor Examines History of RapeBOOK REVIEW
Barnard Alum/Stanford Professor Examines History of Rape

Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg
Merri Rosenberg reviews Estelle Freedman's book on rape in American history. She writes about how white men had an easier time getting away with the crime based on the circumstances of the times....READ REVIEW
Japanese Education in an Era of Globalization: Culture, Politics and EquityBOOK REVIEW
Japanese Education in an Era of Globalization: Culture, Politics and Equity

Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg
Merri Rosenberg reviews a book on Japanese education and how in that country, teachers are conflicted between group identity and individual creativity....READ REVIEW

SPECIAL EDUCATION

John RussellNCLD Honors The Windward School for Leadership & Innovation
The Windward School, noted for courses for learning disabled students, has garnered a prestigious award recognizing their outstanding work in the field of learning disability education. Dr. John Russell, head of school, has announced a new campus coming to Manhattan....READ MORE
Child Mind Institute Scientist Awards at The Roosevelt HouseChild Mind Institute Scientist Awards at The Roosevelt House
By Jasmine Bager
The Third Annual Distinguished Scientist Award honored Dr. Nora Volkow and her proteges....READ MORE



Experiencing Museums in New York As A VIP (Visually Impaired Person)Experiencing Museums in New York As A VIP (Visually Impaired Person)
By Ulli Kotanko, M.D.
Many New York City Museums offer programs for blind and visually impaired to enjoy....READ MORE


Holland and Italy: Parenting a Special Needs Child
Shared By Dr. Ulli Kotanko
Dr. Ulli Kotanko discusses the fact that raising a child with special needs requires one to find different paths of education and upbringing, but the challenges pay off....READ MORE

TECHNOLOGY

Are You Ready To Partner With MOOCs?Are You Ready To Partner With MOOCs?
By Anita Reetz and Jim McGiffert
Anita Reetz and Jim McGiffert discuss MOOCs; their pros and cons, explanations of services and their rates. MOOCs are gaining in popularity amongst universities and are being incorporated increasingly each year....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

A New Model in Rural HaitiA New Model in Rural Haiti
By Jacques Delli Paoli
Jacques Delli Rossi tells his trip to Haiti and its evident trasformative change....READ MORE





SPORTS

Stuyvesant Varsity Footballers Win AgainStuyvesant Varsity Footballers Win Again
By Richard Kagan
The Stuyvesant football team, although not very popular among its student body, is playing very well this year. The team's success is based on its bright players, who, although entrenched in other studies, want to win and are working hard to do that....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Teachers College Hosts 125th Anniversary Gala Celebration at Apollo TheaterTeachers College Hosts 125th Anniversary Gala Celebration at Apollo Theater
The Teachers College 125th Anniversary Celebration recently took place at the Apollo Theater. Among those honored were James Comer, Susan Benedetto, Laurie Tisch Tony Bennett, and Jeffrey Immelt....READ MORE
Baruch College Honors Distinguished Alumni
Baruch College honered alumni at the 2013 reunion. Awarded were high level businessmen in fields like accounting, the music industry and real estate as well as an olympic swimming champion, and alumni who are involved with Baruch to this day....READ MORE
Biddy MartinExclusive Interview with President Biddy Martin, Amherst College
Transcribed by Yehuda Bayme
Dr. Pola Rosen interviews Biddy Martin, president of Amherst College, about financial aid, online education, the residential experience, diversity, and other topics relevant to the University....READ MORE
Tips and Resources for the Transition to College Recommended
By the Jed Foundation
Tips and Recourses offered by the Jed Foundation to help students have a smooth transition to college....READ MORE

CAREERS

Dr. Guido SarnachiaroThe Road to Becoming A Dentist: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Guido Sarnachiaro
Dr. Guido Sarnachiaro DDS in an exclusive interview with Dr. Pola Rosen, publisher of Education Update....WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW & READ TRANSCRIPT

MUSEUMS AS EDUCATORS

Robert Motherwell at the GuggenheimRobert Motherwell at the Guggenheim
By Sybil Maimin
Robert Motherwell's artistry is being exhibited at the Gugenheim. In particular exhibited are his collages....READ MORE



YOUNG WRITERS

Posse Foundation Boosts College SuccessPosse Foundation Boosts College Success
By Wagner Mendoza
Wagner Medoza talks about The Posse Foundation, a 20 plus year old organization that brings groups of high school graduates together into and through college....READ MORE


How Can Comic Books Help your Kids?How Can Comic Books Help your Kids?
By Ethan Arberman
Ethan Arberman discusses Comic Con and the educational values for young adults with learning disabilities found in comics: reading and entertainment....READ MORE


Once a Luddite, Not Always a LudditeOnce a Luddite, Not Always a Luddite
By Ariana Salvatore
Ariana Salvatore discusses new technologies in education and how she manages them. She touches on online courses, Ipads, Google Docs, and Vimeo....READ MORE


TECHNOLOGY

Technology Strategies in Israel
By Gadi Mador
Gadi mador discusses his company, Technoda, a science and technology enrichment program in Israel which looks to bridge socio-economic problems within the country via studies in science....READ MORE

COVER STORIES

Jimmy CarterPresident Jimmy Carter Rebuilds Society with Habitat for Humanity
By Jasmine Bager
Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn celebrate 30 years at Habitat For Humanity by continuing to rebuild homes in NYC....READ MORE

Marymount Students Follow the Path of President Jimmy CarterMarymount Students Follow the Path of President Jimmy Carter
Students from Marymount preperatory High School raised $5000 as a gift for Children of Promise, a mental health clinic that offers enrichment programs for New York City's low income youth....READ MORE


I Am MalalaBook Review:
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Reviewed by Merri Rosenberg
Merri Rosenberg reviews a personal account of a young girl who was shot by the the Taliban and survived. This young girl has become a fighter for the rights to education....READ REVIEW

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Eric NadelsternFrom Inside The Academy:  Competency-Based Principal Preparation
By Eric Nadelstern
Eric Nadelstern discusses his new summer program that teaches principals of schools valuable tools to succeed....READ MORE

Teachers College Professor Chris Emdin Awarded TenureTeachers College Professor Chris Emdin Awarded Tenure
Transcribed By Valentina Cordero
Chris Emden is awarded tenure at Teachers College and his mother talks with Dr. Pola Rosen about Chris and his ambitious career....READ MORE



Family Weekend at Barnard CollegeFamily Weekend at Barnard College
A Combination of Shared Meals, Dance, Theater, Poetry and Camaraderie
By Dr. Pola Rosen & Yehuda Bayme
Dr. Pola Rosen joins Barnard Student Julia Qian at Barnard College for Family Weekend. The two enjoy the festivities and lectures on poetry....READ MORE

MUSIC, ART & DANCE

Town Hall Hosts 92nd Year of Awards in the ArtsTown Hall Hosts 92nd Year of Awards in the Arts
Town Hall Hosts its 92nd annual awards ceremony. This year they honored artist Judy Collins and president of the Shubert Foundation, Robert Wankel....READ MORE




MUSEUMS AS EDUCATORS

(L-R) Dr. Maritza MacDonald, AMNH; Dr. John B. King, Jr., Comm. of Ed.; Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor, Board of Regents First Museum in Nation To Confer University Degrees
By Yehuda Bayme, Patricia Lavelle & Jasmine Bager
The American Museum of Natural History conferred its first class with PhDs and Masters. It is the first museum to do such a thing....READ MORE



SPECIAL EDUCATION

Sterling SchoolNational Grid & The Brooklyn Nets Award Sterling School ‘B’ Green Initiative
By Yehuda Bayme
National Grid, in partnership with The Brooklyn Nets award The Sterling School with the Be Green Challenge initiative, recognizing achievements in energy conservation and community awareness for environmental causes....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Nancy ZimpherThe New York Times Schools
for Tomorrow Conference

Interview with SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

Transcribed by Yehuda Bayme
Dr. Pola Rosen interviews Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of SUNY. The two talk about MOOCs, the targeted students who would use MOOCs, how to deal with transferring credit, and Ms. Zimpher's advice for young students....READ MORE
Bob KerreyThe New York Times Schools
for Tomorrow Conference

Exclusive Interview with President Bob Kerrey

Transcribed by Yehuda Bayme
Dr. Pola Rosen interviews Bob Kerrey, executive chairman of the Minerva Project, a new university in California that is planning to have no tuition....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Sal KhanHow Will the Schools of Tomorrow Look?
By Danielle M. Bennett
The NYT hosted the third annual “Schools for Tomorrow” conference to discuss online education and the impact of technology on how education is delivered....READ MORE


(L-R) Seymour Fliegel & Matthew Goldstein Dr. Matthew Goldstein Is Honored By CEI-PEA
By Yehuda Bayme
The Center For Educational Innovation-Public Education Association, an activist organization involved in advancing the global school systems, held its awards luncheon recently honoring the former chancellor of the CUNY schools. Global education was discussed....READ MORE
Boston SummitReforming Education: The National Summit on Education Reform in Boston
By Lydia Liebman
The National Summit on Education Reform comprised of famed speakers talking about fascinating subjects like funding for better teachers, MOOCs, and early introduction to computer science....READ MORE
Dr. Meghan Marrero, Pres., NYSMEA Teaching On The Hudson
By Yehuda Bayme
The New York State Marine Education Association hosts the third annual conference for teachers, principals, professors and marine biologists to introduce their studies of the river with lectures, workshops, and field trips....READ MORE


LAW & EDUCATION

Arthur KatzU.S. Department of Education Guidelines Following Determination of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
By Arthur Katz, JD
Arthur Katz weighs in on the decision of Fisher v. University of Texas and its implications in regard to affirmative action on college campuses....READ MORE

MEDICAL UPDATE

Jacob AppelTHE ETHICS COLUMN
Do Prisoners Have a Right to Die?

By Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD
Dr Jacob Appel discusses the question of whether it is right to afford prisoners with assisted suicide. He discusses the inherent purpose of the prison system as a means of answering this question....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Stephen E. FreemanExclusive Interview with Steven Freeman, CEO, Young Adult Institute (YAI)
Steven Freeman, CEO of the Young Adult Institute, discusses the services the organization provides individuals with developmental disabilities and the future of the organization.....WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW & READ ARTICLE
Suzanne Feit Exclusive Interview with Suzanne Feit,  Cambium Learning
By Jasmine Bager
Kurzweil 3000 is a computer learning software which helps struggling readers “listen” to the written page....READ MORE

Sarah Kim, Barnard student My Cerebral Palsy and I Cannot Be Beat
By Julia Qian
Exclusive interview with a Barnard College Student who has cerebral palsy....READ MORE




EDITORIAL & LETTERS

Russell GranetGUEST EDITORIAL
The Birth of Lincoln Center Education

By Russell Granet, Executive Director
Russell Granet, executive director of Lincoln Center Education discusses his goals for what the institution will come to bring to the community....READ EDITORIAL

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

MalalaAnn Tisch Ushers in “Stand in Our Shoes”: Women Helping Women
By Patricia Lavelle
At the Young Women's Leadership Network (Em)Power Breakfast, a new program called "Stand In Our Shoes" was discussed. It is a program to fund education for girls in low income situations....READ MORE
(L-R) David Levin, Deborah Bial, Dr. Shirley Reed & Chairman “Terry” McGraw The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
By Jasmine Bager
The 25th annual Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for educators was recently awarded to four recipients, worth $50,000 each....READ MORE



Echo-DockWhat Do High School Students, Kayakers & Sailors Have in Common? Eco-Dock Arrives in NYC
By Yehuda Bayme
New York City's first eco-dock has opened up in Bay Ridge. It is a waterfront dock that will provide recreational and educational access to the public....READ MORE

MEDICAL UPDATE

Dr. Herman RosenMarathon Doctor Volunteers at Finish Line
Dr. Herman Rosen will once again attend to those who need medical assistance at this years NYC Marathon....READ MORE



SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dwight School Talks Film
By Jasmine Bager
Jasmine Bager interviews students and teachers of film at the Dwight School about the new class offering and its ability to empower women in the industry....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Touro College Prof Explains the ABC’s for Raising Children
By Dr. Ann Mulvey
Dr. Ann Mulvey of Touro College discusses many tips to raise children. Included are discipline, Empathy, humor, confidence, goals, love, and many others....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Joyce CowinThe Cowin Financial Literacy Project at Teachers College Earns Kudos
Transcription By Danielle Bennett
The Cowin Financial Literacy Project at Teachers College, Columbia University offers teachers and principals courses in teaching high school students financial literacy. Approved by Chancellor Walcott, NYC, and Commissioner King, NYS, this program will be replicated in Minnesota and several other states....READ MORE
Giving Their Regards To TC Way
By Joe Levine
The new school started off with a newly paved and renamed street at Teachers College....READ MORE
Phyllis KossoffPhyllis Kossoff Lecture: Helen Clark & Jonathan Fanton Speak
Transcribed By Valentina Cordero
Helen Clark was featured in the Phyllis Kossoff 2013 lecture presented by the Public Policy Institute at Hunter College where she discussed her childhood, accomplishments, and goals....READ MORE


President Diane Call Queensborough Academies: Expanding the Mission of Holistic Education at the Community College Level
By Dr. Diane B. Call
In order to boost student retention rates and transfer rates to four year colleges, Queensborough Community College is launching the Queensborough Academies, a program which gives students a holistic approach to learning.....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Phyllis FrankfortW!SE Honors Top-Performing High Schools in Financial Literacy
By Danielle M. Bennett
W!SE (Working in Support of Education) program recognized high schools with top financial literacy programs at the New York Stock Exchange. Financial education is important to student in life after high school....READ ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO

TECHNOLOGY

Alan AldaLearning in the Digital Age: Scientific American Comes to Google Headquarters
By Rachel Scheer
Leaders from multiple fields gathered at the Scientific American and Macmillan Science and Education Executive STEM Summit in Google Headquarters in New York City....READ MORE
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
By Christine O’Connell
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science works to make communication an essential part of scientific education at several levels through many programs, including the Flame Challenge....READ MORE
SUNY and MOOCs A La Carte
By Anita Reetz
SUNY Schools talk about collaborating with Coursera, a leader in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses....READ MORE
Perspectives on the Tech Revolution
By Bharanidharan Rajakumar
A leader in education technology reports about helping students learn, via an online webinar and offline events, changes in the common core math standards. Also discussed is the problem of a lack of good technological infrastructure at many schools....READ MORE
From Israel to New York: Top Sci-Tech Students Share Inventions
By Valentina Cordero
Israeli high school students present their original science-technology inventions in NYC....READ MORE
Google in Education
By Jaime Casap
The debate over technology in schools has shifted from whether or not technology should be used in schools to how technology should be used in education....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Dr. Peter EdenSmartphones in the Classroom? 2013 Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium at Landmark College
The symposium at Landmark College brings to light innovation in technology to help teach students with Learning Disabilities. Some of the methods include solutions for dyslexia, “tinkerplots” for statistical reasoning, “pencasts”, and mobile apps for live feeds....READ MORE

BOOKS

The Biology Of Luck by Jacob M. Appel
Reviewed By Merri Rosenberg
Dr. Jacob Appel writes a new novel about the adventures that one man encounters in a day in New York City....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Outstanding Educators of the YearA Brilliant Gathering of Outstanding Educators of the Year 2013 at the Harvard Club
The Outstanding Educators of the Year 2013 from the Harvard Club in New York City on June 24, 2013, honoring Distinguished Leaders in Education, Dr. Mary Brabeck, Dr. Lisa S. Coico and Dr. Susan Fuhrman, as well as over 30 teachers and principals....READ ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO

STUDENT JOURNALISTS

Tori SaltzA Summer Reading Connection
By Tori Saltz
An 8th grader shares her thoughts about her studies of the Holocaust. She compares her reading of Anee Frank’s diary with her recent visit to Berlin. An 8th grader shares her thoughts about her studies of the Holocaust. She compares her reading of Anee Frank’s diary with her recent visit to Berlin....READ MORE
NepalINTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
From Manhattan to the Mountains of Nepal

By Julia Qian
A student goes to Nepal for a hiking trip and discovers how nature, though often overlooked, is very powerful....READ MORE


GUEST EDITORIALS

2013: The Year of Children First
By Ernest A. Logan
This should be a school year when “children first” becomes more than a slogan but a movement that goes directly to the heart of the matter about children’s health and safety.   If our kids aren’t healthy and safe, we can’t expect them to attend school regularly and move up to the next level, to say nothing of meeting....READ MORE
Harold S. KoplewiczTips for Teachers and Parents on the First Day of School
By Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
As parents and teachers, we begin a new school year with fresh energy and enthusiasm. Parents look forward to new teachers and new learning opportunities for our children, and we hope that they’ll inspire our kids to learn and thrive. Perhaps most important, we hope....READ MORE
Mary BrabeckNew Standards To Prepare Educators
By Mary Brabeck, Ph.D.
Chair of The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is adopting new standards for accreditation of primary and secondary schools across the nation. The council will be looking for higher levels of learning, specific recruiting of teachers who are for example....READ MORE
Ronald P. StewartLooking Forward in Education
By Ronald P. Stewart
The fundamentals of a great educational system will not, and have not changed. Great teachers make great schools, and the interaction between the individual teacher and student will continue to prevail as the critical factor in a young person’s education. Of course technology will play an increasing role, and part of technology’s attraction is that it makes it cheaper to deliver....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Dean Jerrold RossProfiles in Education:
Exclusive Interview with Dean Jerrold Ross, St. John’s University, School of Education

By Dr. Pola Rosen, Transcribed By Yehuda Bayme
Dean Jerrold Ross discusses his career at St. John’s, the faculty, the unique programs the school offers, and the problems that the administration must handle....READ INTERVIEW

MOVIES & THEATER

Koch DocumentaryKoch Documentary: Conversation Between Barsky & Goodwin Provide Insights
By Danielle M. Bennett
Pulitzer prize winning Journalist Michael Goodwin talks with director Neir Barsky about his recent film documentary about former Mayor Ed Koch. The two discuss the portrayal in the film of the mayor handling race issues, him handling gay rights, the mayor’s own sexual orientation, New York City at that period in time, and other anecdotes about his life....READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL

Matthew GoldsteinA Glimpse into the Future
By Dr. Matthew Goldstein
This past June I ended my fourteen years as Chancellor of The City University of New York. In 1991, when I was appointed by the CUNY Board of Trustees, I had limited appreciation of the impact one might have on the future direction of this great university. But with the support of CUNY board chair and former Yale University President Benno Schmidt and the rest of the board....READ MORE

TECHNOLOGY

Technoda Began with 20 Children
By Dr. Gadi Mador
Technoda, an Israeli scientific center that aims to bridge the gaps in its society through sciences and technology, has grown since its start in the 1980s....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Eagle AcademyEagle Academy in Harlem Soars to Success
By Patricia Lavelle
The Eagle Academy Foundation opened its fifth school in Harlem for young men in grades six through twelve with a grand opening celebration. The tone at the Grand Opening Celebration was one of fervor and passion. Students, faculty, parents gathered recently for....READ MORE
American Farm School Succeeds in Greece
By Yehuda Bayme
The American Farm School is an educational leader in agriculture, the environment and the life sciences. It serves Greece and the Americas from pre-K to college in English and Greek....READ MORE
Kids and Parents Clean up Historic Denyse Wharf
By Dr. Merryl Kafka
Under the direction of Thomas F. Greene, students are introduced to marine sciences using a neglected Wharf in the New York City Harbor as a “lab”....READ MORE
Best LessonsOutstanding Educators of the Year Share Best Lessons & Gold Medals
By Dr. Pola Rosen
Harvard Club was the venue for the 11th year of Education Update’s celebration of the Outstanding Educators of the Year. Amidst the rich, wood paneling of Harvard Hall on the main floor, with impressive paintings of former....READ MORE
Rockefeller UniversityRockefeller University Surf and Science Outreach Summer Session 2013
This video shows the 2013 participants of the Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) and their projects. The program at Rockefeller University gives students an opportunity to conduct researches under a mentor at one of the world's premier biomedical research facilities....WATCH VIDEO
Barbara T. EtraAcademic Excellence on the Upper East Side: Park East Day School - Barbara T. Etra
Outstanding kindergarten to eighth grade education in Upper East Side private school including religion, state of the art science labs, NASA programs, unique art and music programs and award-winning teachers and award-winning students....WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW & READ INTERVIEW

MUSIC, ART & DANCE

Town HallTown Hall & PS 307, Bronx Form Inspiring Partnership in the Arts
By Dr. Pola Rosen & Erica Anderson
Town Hall provides Arts in Education and artists in residence to 32 schools throughout NYC that enables children to learn music, culture, dance, food, customs....READ MORE

LAW & EDUCATION

Arthur KatzThe Supreme Court Speaks: The Current Status of Affirmative Action in College Admissions
By Arthur Katz, J.D.
Most colleges may determine that they should no longer explicitly consider race as a factor in their admissions policy due to the high threshold needed to justify the practice....READ MORE

MOVIES & THEATER

Movie Review: “Please Be Normal”
By Joan Baum, Phd
Please Be Normal is a new movie that explores the relationships in life when an unmarried couple are having a baby, trying to foster a career, and the intricate and delicate nuances of a father-in-law, a woman in trouble, the humanity of man which can be misconstrued as infidelity and the complexities of life in general....READ REVIEW

BOOKS

Review of ‘Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics’
By Merri Rosenberg
A new book by Alfred Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann seeks to “entertain the reader with a collection of wrong conclusions” by famed mathematicians, and present mathematics as a delightful intellectual exercise that enhances critical thinking across all disciplines....READ REVIEW
Review of ‘10 Lessons From New York City Schools: What Really Works to Improve Education’
By Merri Rosenberg
In his new book, Eric Nadelstern shares practical advice for improving education culled from years of experience as a classroom teacher, principal, superintendent and deputy chancellor with the NYC Department of Education....READ REVEW
Review of ‘Mission To Teach: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator’
By Merri Rosenberg
A father’s tribute in this intimate biography/memoir is a vivid portrait of a dynamic, brave young woman who overcame personal challenges and held true to her vision of what education could be, and whose luminous spirit touched the lives of all who encountered her until her death at age 31....READ REVIEW

Review of ‘Living Desert’ by Dana Buckley
By Merri Rosenberg
I’ve never seen the allure of the desert. One of my good friends spends weeks at a time in Arizona, rhapsodic about the beauty of the landscape, the climate, the entire experience. As for me, give me the Atlantic Ocean and a South Florida beach any day when I need an escape from New York’s biting winters....READ MORE

Ilie WacsVIdeo The Journey from Vienna to Shanghai to Paris to NYC
Ilie Wacs, Artist and Fashion Designer is interviewed by Education Update publisher Dr. Pola Rosen about his new book, An Uncommon Journey, co-authored with his sister, Deborah Strobin.....WATCH VIDEO




Review of ‘The Community College Career Track: A Guide for High-Schoolers, Career-Changers, Parents and Advisors’
By Merri Rosenberg
Community colleges have gotten a lot of attention recently. Not only has President Barack Obama cited them as a cornerstone of an efficient and effective means of training people for whatever new economy awaits, but more and more families are taking a new look at community colleges because of sticker shock from traditional four-year colleges....READ MORE

MUSIC, ART & DANCE

Interview with Peace Garden Project Founders Scott Massarsky & Jennifer Levine
By Dr. Pola Rosen And Valentina Cordero
A peace garden grows in New Jersey: Jennifer Levine and Scott Massarsky work as artists-in-residence in schools to produce songs and murals that express childrens’ ideas about peace, beauty, creativity and their vision for the world....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dr. Jacqui LewisThe Middle Project Develops Leaders for Today & Tomorrow
By Mohammad Ibrar
The Middle Project, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to developing leaders with sound moral and ethical values who can inspire change toward the betterment of humanity. Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Executive Director, gives her perspective on the ins and outs of the organization....READ MORE
Outstanding Educators of the Year 2013SLIDESHOW
Outstanding Educators of the Year 2013 Photos

A photo slideshow of the Outstanding Educators of the Year 2013 awards breakfast from the Harvard Club in New York City on June 24, 2013. The event honors Distinguished Leaders in Education and 30 Outstanding Teachers and Administrators in NYC. Photos are by André Beckles....WATCH SLIDESHOW
Ernest Logan and Jill LevyCSA Celebrates New Headquarters, Historic Leaders
By Valentina Cordero & Erica Anderson
Council of School Supervisors and Administrators President Ernest Logan welcomed guests to their new Manhattan headquarters and dedicated rooms to the organization’s visionary leaders, including former CSA President, Jill Levy....READ MORE

MEDICAL UPDATE

Dr. Richard PaynePROFILES IN MEDICINE
Dr. Richard Payne: Understanding Hospice Care

By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
"Hospice care is poorly understood by most Americans," says Dr. Richard Payne, an educator and medical expert who is at the center of this critical movement to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs for all patients....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Celebrating Graduates with Prison in Their Past
By Mohammad Ibrar
The College and Community Fellowship (CCF) is a nonprofit organization that works with incarcerated women to help them achieve their education and career goals. The CCF hosted their 13th annual graduation celebration recognizing a milestone in over 25 female college graduates who were formerly incarcerated....READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Sara DaumPROFILES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Sara Daum: Dir., Children’s Academy & Clinical Dir., McCarton Center

Interviewed By Dr. Pola Rosen. Transcribed By Valentina Cordero
Sara Daum, Director of the Children’s Academy and Clinical Director of the McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics discusses speech & language development....READ INTERVIEW
Windward SchoolWindward School Hosts Panel on Dyslexia
By Rich Monetti
The Windward School in White Plains hosted a dyslexia panel before an audience of parents, teachers and students and screened the HBO documentary, “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”. Among the subjects featured were some very high-profile dyslexics such as Richard Branson....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dwight SchoolDwight School Opens New Athletic Center and Launches Model Community Partnership
By Sybil Maimin
Dwight School opened its new athletic center, a product of a partnership with the East River Landing Cooperative and extensive renovations to the co-op’s sports facility, which will be used to expand Dwight’s athletics programs....READ MORE

MEDICAL UPDATE

Jacob AppelTHE ETHICS COLUMN:
The Dean and the Dolphins

By Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD
Psychiatrists from Mount Sinai’s medical school provided the gravitas and Israeli dolphins the entertainment this past June as the UJA-Federation of New York’s Mental Health Professionals Division honored Dennis S. Charney, the Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine....READ MORE

MOVIES & THEATER

No Place‘No Place On Earth’: Astonishing New Holocaust Survival Tale
By Jan Aaron
For educators looking for a new inspiring story when teaching about the Holocaust, a must see movie is Janet Tobias’ “No Place on Earth,” an amazing tale of two Jewish families which survived by living underground!....READ REVIEW

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

NYU Steinhardt Ed Policy Breakfast 2013
By Valentina Cordero
NYU's The third and final meeting of the academic year focused on common core standard and educational issues.....READ MORE
College Commencement Speakers Around the Nation 2013
By Valentina Cordero
All about commencement: Why some colleges chose particular graduation speakers, like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, plus the history and meaning behind academic regalia.....READ MORE
University Latin Mottos
By Valentina Cordero
Some of the most beautiful latin mottos representing colleges and universities throughout the U.S....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dwight SchoolFrom STEM to STE(A)M: A New Initiative at Dwight School
Answering Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda's clarion call to make the connection between STEM and the arts, Dwight School is doing just that — and making that connection explicit through a new "From STEM to STE(A)M" initiative. To kick off this exciting program, Dwight School is hosting a signature event.....READ MORE
Outward Bound & Harvard Grad Ed School Found Expeditionary Learning
By Gillian Granoff
Expeditionary Learning curricula empower their students to be their own leaders and to explore and preserve the foundation of traditional academics on a non-traditional journey....READ MORE
Twitter12 Tips for Using Twitter in the Classroom
By Starr Sackstein, NBCT
They're under desks. In hoodie front pouches. In giant purses, lurking in boots or even undercover in a binder. Phones are out. They aren't supposed to be, but students are covertly examining Facebook, Twitter and other personal "non-school" media on school time....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Teachers CollegeA Party of Historic Proportions: Teachers College Celebrates 125 Years
Teachers College, Columbia University — the nation’s oldest and largest graduate school of education — is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding throughout 2013. TC, as it is known, has been home to some of the biggest names in education and a host of related fields....READ MORE
Hunter CollegeIke Reconsidered at Hunter College Symposium
By Valentina Cordero
The Roosevelt House Policy Institute at Hunter College recently held a conference called “Ike Reconsidered: Lessons from The Eisenhower Legacy for the 21st Century”. The project, organized in collaboration with the Eisenhower Foundation, not only focused on the current policy....READ MORE
Baruch College and Rubin Museum of ArtHigher Education, Museums, and Technology: the 21st Century Formula for Innovation
By Mohammad Ibrar
The Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project hosted a conference on how art institutions and higher education can collaborate to help prepare students for 21st Century careers and encourage innovation and successful....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dwight Hosts Education & Technology Conference
By Mohammad Ibrar
The fourth annual TEDxNYED Conference was organized around the theme of “Inside-Outside,” focusing on topics about education from inside and outside schools and the ramifications of technology in education.....READ MORE
Pomp & Circumstance Reigns Supreme at the Time Warner Building
Ann Tisch's CollegeBound Initiative makes college a reality for underserved NYC HS students....READ MORE

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DISTINGUISHED LEADERS IN EDUCATION 2013

Lisa S. CoicoDr. Lisa S. Coico: President, The City College of NY
Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of NY, is a nationally prominent educator and researcher in microbiology and immunology and former Provost and EVP of Academic Affairs at Temple University, is the 12th President of The City College of New York. A native of Brooklyn, President S. Coico earned a B.S.....READ MORE
Dr. Mary M. Brabeck: Dean, NYU Steinhardt School
Dr. Mary M. Brabeck is dean of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and professor of Applied Psychology and has won numerous awards for her leadership in the field....READ MORE
Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman: President, Teachers College
Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman is president of Teachers College, Columbia University and founding director and chair of the Management Committee of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and president of the National Academy of Education....READ MORE
OUTSTANDING EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR 2013 PRESENTERS

Jay Hershenson: Sr. Vice Chancellor for University Relations & Secretary of the Board of Trustees, CUNY
Jay Hershenson is Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York....READ MORE
Jennifer Raab, J.D.: President, Hunter College
Jennifer J. Raab is the 13th President of Hunter College, the largest college of the City University of New York....READ MORE

CAREERS FOR THE FUTURE

Emma Callie Frank, Future Teacher
Emma Callie Frank is an anthropology major and education minor at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio who aspires to be an administrator at a therapeutic pre-school....READ MORE
Matt Stern, Private Equity Investor
Matt Stern's college years thinking about the pros and cons of capitalism led him to his current career as a private equity investor....READ MORE
Ariana Salvatore, Future Businesswoman
Ariana Salvatore is a junior at Marymount School of New York and already preparing for a career in finance with an internship at JP Morgan Bank and her involvement in student government....READ MORE

WOMEN SHAPING HISTORY 2013

Laurie TischLaurie M. Tisch:
President, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

I’m very lucky to come from a strong family tradition of philanthropy. I was brought up in a house where philanthropy was part of the fabric and where my parents were incredibly generous, both financially and with their time. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t think about how....READ MORE
Joyce CowinJoyce Cowin: Philanthropist
This is not a career, but rather a “calling” to make certain this great Country never suffers the effects of the 2008 financial debacle. In 2008, this fantastic country of ours was almost brought to its knees because of the Sub Prime Real Estate disaster!!!!!! When I read about the thousands upon thousands of good, honest, hard working people all across the country, more prominently on....READ MORE
Christina PaxsonDr. Christina Paxson: President, Brown University
Like many people, I drew inspiration from my family members. My grandfather was an agronomy professor at the University of Tennessee, who did research on soil quality, soybeans and cowpeas. One of my uncles was an early computer scientist and director of Penn’s school of engineering. And, my mother went back to graduate....READ MORE
Kate HathawayKate Hathaway: Broadway Producer
While I loved my time as an actor, most recently in Steel Magnolias with Karen Ziemba, I felt that I wanted to get involved in theater in a broader way – to bring new projects to the stage. The best way to do that is to become a producer. First, while I had the desire to become a producer, I had to learn how to go about it. Fortunately, I was....READ MORE
Judith S. KayeJudith S. Kaye: Former Chief Judge of the State of New York
Maybe it’s what has driven me throughout my life: attaining the unattainable, not being negative, fierce determination to use my time and talents meaningfully. What else would explain coming from rural Sullivan County, age 15, to Barnard College in the wilds of New York City, convinced that in the shadow....READ MORE
Jeanne ShaheenJeanne Shaheen: U.S. Senator, NH
I was inspired to pursue a career in public service because I had a desire to make a difference. Growing up in the 1960’s, during the heart of the civil rights movement, I saw firsthand the opportunity to effect meaningful change. One of my first jobs was as a teacher at a newly integrated school in Mississippi, and I saw....READ MORE
Nan J. MorrisonNan J. Morrison: President & CEO, Council for Economic Education
Paying attention to deeper inclinations in myself and grace, or serendipity. I was a management consultant and senior partner at Accenture when I was asked by [former] NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to partner with his team on....READ MORE
Ellen FutterEllen Futter: President, American Museum of Natural History
A combination of good fortune, passion for the extraordinary places I have been privileged to serve, and the great people in my life. I went from being an associate at a law firm to becoming Acting President of Barnard College when I was just shy of my 30th birthday. I am an alumna....READ MORE
Judith HochmanDr. Judith Hochman: Author, Educator, Lecturer
My son had learning disabilities and, at the time, no one knew how to effectively remediate or even diagnose them. I had been a mainstream classroom teacher but decided to go to graduate school in an attempt to master my own anxiety by finding out more about his difficulties. I enrolled in Teachers College in the 1980’s and I was....READ MORE
Elizabeth ShwalElizabeth Shwal: WAVES '44, Barnard '51
Transcribed by Valentina Cordero

I went to Barnard on the GI Bill because I was out of the Navy after WWII. My rank was aviation machinist mate, AMM, 2C (second class). I was in for 33 months. I went in as soon as I was 20 - I had to be 20 to get in - and I came out when the president said it was time for the volunteers to get out. WAVES stands fo....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dwight School Baseball TeamDwight School Baseball Team Preps in Dominican Republic
By Richard Kagan
It’s baseball season again. While Major League Baseball clubs are “in the dog days” of spring training in Florida and Arizona, the present epicenter of the diamond is the Dominican Republic with the Quisqueyans sweeping their way to the 2013 World Baseball Classic championship....READ MORE
Kid BloggersDonated Computers Turn After Schoolers into Bloggers with a Cause
By Rich Monetti
Through the generosity of one very community-minded individual, the Mt. Kisco Childcare After School Program found itself the recipient of five brand new PCs. As the computers appeared, excitement emerged....READ MORE

MUSEUMS AS EDUCATORS

New Media Art Showcase in NYC
By Sybil Maimin
We have all seen 24-hour video installations in department store windows, been mesmerized by bright dancing snowflakes on building facades and experienced surround-sound and four-wall film projections in dark rooms in museums....READ MORE
Stuart W. Pyhrr Becomes Distinguished Research Curator at Metropolitan Museum
Pierre Terjanian Named Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge of the Department of Arms and Armor Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced two new appointments within its Department of Arms and Armor....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

CCNY Poetry Festival Features Hunter’s Tom Sleigh
Tom Sleigh, senior poet and director of Hunter College's creative writing MFA program, will be the featured guest poet for City College's 41st annual Poetry Festival, Friday, May 10....READ MORE

MEDICAL UPDATE

Swedish Medical Center is First in State to Perform Cutting-Edge Robotic Liver Procedure
Liver cancer patients in Colorado now have a highly specialized alternative when it comes to surgery. The Center for Diseases of Liver and Pancreas at Swedish Medical Center is the first in Colorado to offer patients the option of robotic liver resections....READ MORE

WOMEN SHAPING HISTORY 2013

Rainu KaushalDr. Rainu Kaushal: Director, Health Informatics Master of Science at Weill Cornell Medical College
Inspiration for career path: I have wanted to be a physician and a scientist since I was a young child. As young as age 3, I would run around with a stethoscope around my neck....READ MORE

COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS

Edward WittenEminent String-Theorist Edward Witten Comes to Hunter College
By Dr. Pola Rosen
The Hunter College Writing Center CE was honored the other evening to host Edward Witten perhaps the world’s greatest string theorist as part of its “Great Thinkers Of Our Time,” series which will also feature Nobel laureate Sheldon Glashow....READ MORE
Touro CollegeTouro College of Pharmacy Students Travel to India to Run Health Camps in Poor Urban Communities
The women who had come to the makeshift “health camps” to see the student pharmacists from Harlem had ongoing pain in their bones. Some were so thin that their gaunt arms would not hold a...READ MORE

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Dr. Christopher Rosa
2013 Unsung Hero Award

“Don’t worry Chris. Someday you’ll meet someone who’ll look past the wheelchair and see the real you.”...READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Dwight School Forges Innovative Community Partnership, Rejuvenating East Harlem Athletic Facility
By late spring this year, the East Harlem community and students at Dwight School will have a newly rejuvenated state-of-the-art sports facility, thanks to the school’s renovations and its new partnership with 1199 Housing Corporation....READ MORE

Columbia University Summer High School Programs: A Taste of College for High School Students
From digital filmmaking to string theory, courses offered through the School of Continuing Education drew high school students from around the U.S. and the world to Columbia over the summer....READ MORE

EDITORIAL & LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Harold S. KoplewiczGUEST EDITORIAL
Tragic Shooting in Connecticut

By Harold Koplewicz, MD
Weeks after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we still have no idea what might motivate a young man to open fire on first graders and the teachers trying desperately to save their students. We will probably never know. But as details slowly emerge about Adam Lanza and his family, we are getting glimpses....READ MORE

COVER STORIES - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Dr. James KutschThe World of the Sightless:
Dr. James Kutsch

By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Arguably the grandest epic poem in the history of the English language, “Paradise Lost” (1651), was written when John Milton was blind. But the celestial light emanating from this iconic work only proves the deep truth that Milton expressed two years later in the essay....READ MORE
Sally ShaywitzPROFILES IN MEDICINE
Dr. Sally Shaywitz,
Yale U School of Medicine

By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
“It’s time to call things what they really are,” declares neuroscientist Dr. Sally Shaywitz, the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development at Yale University School of Medicine, and co-director....READ MORE
Patrick AndersonEducation Update Interviews Patrick Anderson, Gold Medal Paralympic Winner
Interview by Dr. Pola Rosen
Transcription By Erica Anderson

Patrick Anderson, a Canadian, went to the University of Illinois on a basketball scholarship and is a current Hunter student majoring in music. He demonstrates....READ MORE
Derek BraunA Proposal for Deaf Science Education
By Derek C. Braun, Ph.D.
We’ve seen a sudden increase and remarkable success in deaf scientists and physicians since 1980, including a MacArthur genius. This cannot be due to cochlear implants, because implantation in children was not widespread until the 1990s; most of the successful....READ MORE
Hunter College Provides Accessibility for All Students
By Valentina Cordero
A philosophy that promotes self-determination, self-advocacy and self-awareness exists for students with disabilities in New York City in a comprehensive accessible environment.....READ MORE

MUSEUMS AS EDUCATORS

New York Historical SocietyVIdeo New-York Historical Society Embarks on a New Era
Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, along with Dr. Sharon Dunn, Vice President of Education for the New-York Historical Society is interviewed by Education Update publisher Dr. Pola Rosen....WATCH VIDEO & READ ARTICLE

MEDICAL UPDATE

ColumbiaDoctors in the Heart of Midtown
By Mohammad Ibrar
Late January marked the official opening of ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, a state-of-the-art medical facility with more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties ranging from Neurology and Dentistry to Cardiology and Orthopedics....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

History Teacher of the YearVIdeo National History Teacher of the Year 2012 - Joshua Bill
National History Teacher of the Year 2012 (Joshua Bill), selected by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, held at the Frederick Douglas Academy in NYC. Featuring Caroline Kennedy, Dr. James Basker-President, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and students of Joshua Bill (Eduardo Cruz and Maria Pettis)....WATCH VIDEO

MUSEUMS AS EDUCATORS

IntrepidVIdeo A Visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the Hudson River in NYC
Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum & Dr. Nicole Vartanian, Director of Education at the Intrepid are interviewed by Education Update publisher Dr. Pola Rosen....WATCH VIDEO

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

CEI-PEAEducation Leaders Joe and Carol Reich Honored by Sy Fliegel and CEI-PEA
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
The occasion was a book party luncheon for philanthropists Joe and Carol Reich, the authors of the just-released “Getting to Bartlett Street: Our 25-year Quest to Level the Playing Field in Education” (February Books), but the....READ MORE
Ann TischAnn Tisch & YWLN Celebrate 6th Anniversary
In 1996, Ann and Andrew Tisch partnered with the New York City Board of Education to open The Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) of East Harlem — the first public all-girls school to open in the United States in 30 years. Their vision was to provide economically disadvantaged girls with a high-quality college preparatory....READ MORE
Fern KhanHEAF Turns Underserved NYC Students Into College Grads with Dr. Fern Khan at Helm
The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), a supplemental education nonprofit that provides afterschool, summer and weekend programs to empower underserved New York City students to pursue and obtain....READ MORE
Award-Winning Teachers Share Insights: The Technology Project
By Starr Sackstein
Producing a student-run publication is the perfect juggling act of direct, individuated instruction, leadership mentoring and technology usage...READ MORE
McGann-Mercy HS Student Fights Bigotry & Hatred
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County recognized a McGann-Mercy North High School student who has used his leadership position to encourage other students to treat everyone with dignity and respect....READ MORE

LAW & EDUCATION

Arthur KatzCheating in School Should Not Be Tolerated
By Arthur Katz, Esq.


Recently, The New York Times printed a front-page article entitled “Stuyvesant Students Describe the How and the Why of Cheating.” Although it appears that large-scale cheating on important tests, such as Regents exams, are rare, the students interviewed for the article....READ MORE

EDITORIAL & LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Jay HershensonGUEST EDITORIAL
Achieving Student Success in Community Colleges

By Jay Hershenson
In today’s highly competitive global economy, community college students must earn valued degrees as quickly and assuredly as possible.  Through academic advisement and financial aid support, block class and summer bridge programs, and greater emphasis on....READ MORE

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS

Nobel Laureates, Activists Mobilize to End Rape and Gender Violence
By Mohammad Ibrar
The Women’s Media Center (WMC) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) hosted a conference at the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict....READ MORE
Robert Kennedy School Holds Classes at Metropolitan Hospital
Transcribed By Erica Anderson
Most of the kids that come to this hospital are runaways, kids with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and they just came to the hospital because the parents brought them in or they went to the precinct and the police brought them in....READ MORE
Peter Yarrow Shares Vision With Operation Respect
Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary fame, shared his vision for safe school environments, as well as his songs, at an event hosted by the Women’s League of Sutton Place Synagogue....READ MORE

 

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