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Establishment of The Tao Xingzhi Center for Chinese Education of Columbia University


A century after Tao Xingzhi studied at Columbia University, the renowned educator now has a campus center named after him. Columbia University's Teachers College, the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States, is renaming its 16-year-old Center on Chinese Education for Tao. The Tao Xingzhi Center for Chinese Education is the result of a partnership between the college and China America Friendship Association (CAFA).

The association will lead fundraising eff orts to create a $3 million endowment for the center, ensuring that its legacy of innovation and progress will endure. "It is creating a new chapter in the historic relationship between Teachers College and China," said Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman. Xiao Yunfei, president of CAFA, hopes the center can help promote Tao's philosophy about education and innovation. &qu