in Education 2006: Laurie Tisch
Compiled by Liza Young
Laurie M. Tisch has an unparalleled record of devotion to the arts and education. As the Founding Chairperson of the Center for Arts Education (CAE) since its inception in 1996, Tisch has overseen the donation of over $30 million to support collaborative relationships between public schools and cultural and community organizations. READ MORE
EDITORIAL & LETTERS
Reflections on Outstanding Educators
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
June is a time of passage. It’s a time to leave college and enter the world of work or graduate school. It’s also a time to reminisce and reflect. When I taught at the College of Staten Island in New York years ago, I always felt nostalgic in June. READ MORE
Letters to the Editor
SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS
Best Practices in the Classroom from Outstanding Educators of the Year 2006
Common Sense on Class Size
By Randi Weingarten
Sad to say, foresight is an attribute seldom displayed these days. READ MORE
By Jill Levy
I am not certain, but I think we are still in the stage of form over substance. READ MORE
Scientists Debate Teaching Evolution or Intelligent Design
by Sybil Maimin
Concerned by the increasingly strident national debate about the teaching of evolution in the public schools and the campaign by some to teach intelligent design, the New York Academy of Science held a two-day conference for scientists, secondary school and college teachers of science, and public officials responsible for education policy to explore the controversy and to offer skills and background needed to deal with the issue. READ MORE
E2Classroom: Delivering Cutting Edge Science to Schools
By Michael J. Passow, Ed.D.
How can classroom educators learn about cutting-edge investigations not yet in textbooks? READ MORE
Encouraging Young Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History
By Judith Aquino
Recently the Urban Advantage Middle School Exit Project Initiative marked the end of another successful year with its 2nd Annual City-Wide Science Expo. READ MORE
Baruch College Campus HS
By Victoria Florsheim
It is rare to find a high school student roaming the halls of a college building, unless the student actually attends school there, but this is the norm at Baruch College Campus High School (BCCHS). READ MORE
Townsend Harris HS & Queens College
by Thomas Cunningham, Principal
Admissions: Admission is highly competitive. READ MORE
COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS
Beloved President Arthur E. Levine Leaves Teachers College, Columbia University
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
When Arthur E. Levine assumed the presidency of Teachers College on November 17, 1994, he stated, “To be entrusted with this historic legacy as ninth president of Teachers College is the greatest honor of my life.” READ MORE
Gold Medals for Bank Street College Book Awards
by Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Each year Education Update has the privilege of attending one of the most unusual book medal ceremonies: the Bank Street College of Education’s Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature. READ MORE
Inclusion in NYC:
Are We Making Progress?
By Stephen Levy, Ed.D.
& Hal Epstein
The face of education is changing, but change, as we all know, sometimes can be strained and torturous. READ MORE
College Board President Gaston Caperton Speaks Out on Living with a Learning Disability
By Emily Sherwood, Ph.D.
“If a learning disability doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger,” revealed College Board President Gaston Caperton at the NYU Child Study Center’s fourth annual Jeffrey Katz Memorial Lecture organized by Founder & Director, Dr. Harold Koplewicz. READ MORE
MUSIC, ARTS & DANCE
Bel Kaufman, Teacher and Author of Up the Down Staircase, Celebrates 95th Birthday
by Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
Bel Kaufman has many appellations: teacher, author, mother, wife, raconteur and finally, the granddaughter of the noted Yiddish writer and legend, Sholom Aleichem. READ MORE
What About Socialization?
by Rebecca Kochenderfer
If only homeschoolers had a nickel for every time they heard the question, “... but what about socialization?” READ MORE