Public Higher Education as the Pathway to Resilience

By Michael Dorsch|September 4, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

I have recently been looking back on my first year as a Futures Initiative fellow, on all of the amazing things we accomplished in 2014-2015—our inaugural year—and also looking forward to the challenges and opportunities we face both as an organization promoting innovation and equity in the classroom and as part of a broader movement fighting for continued support and funding for public higher education programs and for making quality

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Sept 8: “Do Students Know Best? Choice, Classroom Time, and Academic Performance” at The Graduate Center at CUNY

By Allison Guess|September 4, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

Friends of the Futures Initiative and teachers in the greater NYC community, you do not want to miss this upcoming panel on student-centered pedagogy. On Tuesday September 8, 2015 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm, the CUNY Office of Policy Research will host a Higher Education Policy Seminar Series at The Graduate Center at CUNY. The upcoming event in the seminar series is titled “Do Students Know Best? Choice, Classroom Time,

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Sept 10: 2014 National Medals of Humanities and Arts Ceremony

By Katina|September 4, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

President Obama will present National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts to distinguished recipients in a live-streamed ceremony Thursday, September 10 at 3pm. Watch live at www.WhiteHouse.gov/live. National Humanities Medals From the press release: The National Humanities Medal honors an individual or organization whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the human experience, broadened citizens’ engagement with history and literature or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to cultural resources. “The National

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