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‘Scaling up’ effective practices in urban high schools

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody announced the next phase of their partnership with Broward County Public Schools to study and “scale up” effective practices of these Florida high schools. As part of an ongoing, five-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute on Education Sciences, researchers first studied [...]



Randall K. Harley

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Randall K. Harley, (MA’54, PhD’62) professor emeritus of special education, who taught at Peabody for over 29 years, was honored with a reception on campus in September during which he was presented with a stone to be placed in the Hall of Legends at the American Printing House for the Blind. During his tenure at [...]



Returning teachers feed workforce, gender differences prevalent

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Former teachers may be an important source for the teacher labor supply, with as many as 30 percent of this population re-entering the field at some point, but who is most likely to return to the classroom after a hiatus? New research from Peabody examines what factors affect teachers’ decisions to re-enter the teaching profession [...]



Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012


Kudos

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Department of Human and Organizational Development faculty and students played a key role in securing a Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant awarded to Nashville’s Martha O’Bryan Center. The grant is one of only 15 nationwide, including just three in the South. The Nashville Promise Neighborhood Initiative plans to provide effective cradle-to-career services for the 6,000+ school-age [...]



Agents of change

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows journeyed to Franklin, Tenn., on February 27 and 28 for Volunteer Tennessee’s third annual Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service Learning. The fellows, educational leaders from nine developing nations, attended workshops on project-based learning in multicultural communities, integrating art into service, building youth leadership capacity and leveraging community resources. The [...]



Four named AERA fellows

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The American Educational Research Association has selected four Peabody faculty members to be AERA Fellows. Lynn Fuchs, Steve Graham, Richard Lehrer and Joseph Murphy are among 36 scholars nationwide named to the 2012 class in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development [...]



Peabody ranked first again

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Peabody maintained its No. 1 national ranking in U. S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year. Peabody has topped the rankings, selected through expert opinions and statistical indicators, since 2009. Its administration/supervision and special education programs were also ranked No. 1 in the country, special education in a tie with its peer [...]



Donald J. Stedman, PhD’62, awarded Peabody’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012


A Caret of Editors

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The American Educational Research Association has appointed Ron Zimmer, associate professor of public policy and education, as an incoming editor of its quarterly publication, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The EEPA is a multidisciplinary policy journal that focuses on educational evaluation and educational policy analysis, and the relationship between the two. Zimmer will assume this [...]



Milner presented AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education presented its 2012 Outstanding Book Award in February to H. Richard Milner IV, associate professor of education and a founding director of the Learning, Diversity and Urban Studies graduate program in the Department of Teaching and Learning, for Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding [...]



Paying the Debt wins awards

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The Peabody College historical documentary Paying the Debt has won a Telly Award for scriptwriting and two silver awards for documentary and scriptwriting at the 18th Annual Communicator Awards. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, [...]



Benbow to lead national commission on educator preparation

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Dean Camilla Benbow will co-chair a new accrediting body designed to help ensure that every classroom in the nation has an effective teacher. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is the new accrediting body being formed through the unification of two organizations charged with assuring quality in educator preparation—the National Council for the [...]



Programs for Talented Youth wins grant

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Vanderbilt University’s Programs for Talented Youth at Peabody College will offer accelerated academic opportunities for up to 60 low-income gifted students through a $232,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, renewable for up to three years. Students from the highest poverty urban and rural districts in Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee will be recruited for [...]



Graduate and Professional Students Gala

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012


One Magnolia Circle

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012


Awards and Honors

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

Leonard Bickman, Betts Professor of Psychology, received the American Evaluation Association’s 2011 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award, given to an evaluator who exemplifies outstanding evaluation practice and has made substantial cumulative contributions to the field. Vera Chatman, professor of the practice of human and organizational development, received the 2011 Excellence in Reviewing Award [...]



New Faculty

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations welcomed three new faculty members this fall: Jason Grissom, assistant professor of public policy and education; Carrie A. Kortegast, assistant professor of the practice of higher education; and Christine Quinn Trank, senior lecturer in organizational leadership. The Department of Psychology and Human Development welcomed Carrie Masten, assistant professor [...]



Wyatt Center highlights students’ summer internship experiences

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012


Hanging of the Green at the Wyatt Center

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012


Seventh year for ELLE collaboration

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

  A delegation of Chinese educators visited Vanderbilt University in October and November to learn the latest in U.S. education policy and experience American classrooms and techniques firsthand. This marked the seventh consecutive year that the Education Leadership Learning Exchange (ELLE) has convened leaders from  Peabody, South China Normal University and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools [...]



Dean Benbow visits the White House

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

On Monday, Sept. 26, when First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to announce a new program designed to make life easier for women in research careers, Peabody Dean Camilla Benbow was in the audience. Benbow had been invited in her capacity as a member of the National Science Board. The [...]



Lipsey wins Earl Sutherland Prize

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

Mark Lipsey was awarded the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research at the fall faculty assembly for his contributions to education studies and the design of evaluation studies. “Mark’s work is having a transformative effect on the quality of education in Tennessee,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “He has produced seminal social science and [...]



Hubert Humphrey Fellows arrive

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

August marked the arrival of the 2011–12 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows in Nashville, where they will engage in a year of professional and leadership development at Vanderbilt and Peabody. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, part of the Fulbright Exchange Program, is administered by the Institute of International Education and sponsored primarily by the U.S. [...]



Paying the Debt: A History of Vanderbilt Peabody College

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012