A Conversation about American Education: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going
with Andrew Delbanco, the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and Stanley Katz, Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and Professor in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Teachers at all levels--from early childhood through college and university-- are contending with rising public anxiety about the cost and value of education. What role can we play in helping young people become productive members of society, active citizens, and fulfilled human beings? How best to teach in the digital age? How can we know if our teaching is effective--and to what end? How can we best make use of present research into human cognition as well as insights drawn from the past? These are urgent questions that educators must help to frame and to answer; otherwise others will do it for us.
Read the article in The Daily Princetonian.
QUEST is featured on the Princeton Homepage
In QUEST, questions are the answer to better teaching
Each summer, select K-12 science teachers from New Jersey become the
students as part of the QUEST (Questioning Underlies Effective Science
Teaching) program run by Princeton University's Program in Teacher
Preparation. The teachers spend a week with university-level researchers
in the lab experimenting, or in the field observing and collecting
evidence for self-designed research projects. And the point is to always
ask questions. This summer QUEST included a program based at the
state-owned Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in
Waretown, N.J., where teachers carried out research related to
diamondback-terrapin conservation with a particular focus on the effects
of Hurricane Sandy. Read more.
Adriana Moore 07' was named "Teacher of the Year"
2012-2013 at the Village Charter School in Trenton, NJ. She teaches 7th grade math and received this honor in her first year of teaching.
Distinguished Teachers' Award- Teacher Preparation and Princeton University honored four exceptional New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2013 Commencement on Tuesday, June 4.
This year's honorees are Medha Jayant Kirtane, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood; John McAllen, Point Pleasant Borough High School, Point Pleasant; Robert O'Boyle, Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington; and Deane Stepansky, Nutley High School, Nutley. Congratulations to all these very wonderful teachers. To read more, follow this link.