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“Be Kind, Be Encouraging and Never Give Up on a Child”

June 12, 2017

As the 2017 graduates of Touro College Graduate School of Education make their way to their classrooms, faculty and staff members at Touro wished them congratulations and passed on some final pieces of advice.

Time for a Change

May 19, 2017

After more than a decade as successful legal assistant, James Johnson Jr. decided it was time for a change.

A Voice for New York’s Chinese Students

May 15, 2017

Lisa Lin, the director of Elementary Language and Literacy Development and Chinese Language Programs in New York City’s Department of Education, recalled the time a parent of one of her students asked for a favor. The child had been raised by his Chinese grandparents for most of his life until his parents were able to afford the trip to America. That situation itself wasn’t uncommon for Lin: many of her students were raised by their grandparents while their parents work punishing hours in New York’s Chinese restaurants or in the construction industry. But the request was unique.

Take 5 with Touro’s Timothy Bellavia

December 23, 2016

Award winning professor Timothy Bellavia teaches at Touro’s Graduate School of Education. 

Jennifer Pifferrer: School Psychologist

October 26, 2016

As a school psychologist with the New York City Department of Education, Jennifer Pifferrer brings the same passion for working with middle school students that her Touro professors bring to the classroom.

Leslie Feliciano: The Language of Learning

July 11, 2016

A 2011 graduate of Touro’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program, Leslie Feliciano became an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher because she wanted to give back to her community. As a young immigrant from Guatemala, she felt “uncomfortable speaking the language” and “very displaced” when going to school.

Faculty Bid Farewell to GSE Class of 2016

June 29, 2016

In a farewell message to the Graduate School of Education graduates of 2016, faculty and staff share some parting reminders and advice, such as…

Division of Graduate Studies, Commencement 2016

June 27, 2016

More than 1,000 master’s degree recipients were honored at the Touro College Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 16. 

Gates Millennial Scholar Pursues Teaching Career at Touro

June 06, 2016

Alexis Robinson received the prestigious Gates Millennial Scholarship and is currently studying to become a teacher at the Touro Graduate School of Education. The Gates Millennial Scholars Program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of promoting academic excellence and providing an opportunity for outstanding minority students to reach their highest potential. This program is developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America and offering seamless financial support from undergraduate through doctoral programs. Touro Talk got up close with Alexis to find out more about her career goals and aspirations.

Prof. Timothy Bellavia: Beyond Skin Deep

May 06, 2016

As a social studies and arts instructor at the Graduate School of Education, Assistant Professor Timothy Bellavia teaches his students how they can integrate the arts into their future elementary school curricula.