Tobacco Policies at Colleges and Universities Housing PreK – 12 Laboratory Schools: An Exploratory Study
Sarah Prudhomme and Tara L. Gallien
New York City, New York April 2-4, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University
The School at Columbia University
Bank Street’s School for Children
Hunter College Campus Schools
Lab Schools and the 3 R’s: Reflect, Reframe, Reform
These themes are framed to guide us in looking back, forward, inward, and outward. It is a time to look back at the best of our past practices (Reflect). It is also a time to look forward and to consider the role of laboratory and university affiliated schools in furthering a 21st century education agenda in our schools and communities (Reframe). And we must also acknowledge how the world has changed, and actively create socially just, student centered, research based communities where all children will thrive (Reform). As educational leaders we are charged with leading the way to a better tomorrow.
Traditionally laboratory schools' commitment has been to assist in preparing teachers while delivering quality instructional programs for children in the classroom. These schools are affiliated with a college or university for specific purposes that go beyond the scope of traditional public and private institutions. Over the years, the laboratory schools have changed to reflect the diverse needs of the teaching professional and have often led the way in improving the science and art of teaching.
To honor the long history and significant impact of the National Association of Laboratory Schools (NALS), we have preserved the name NALS on documents generated under that name. Notice the newsletter names on the Publications page as a clear example of that convention.