Peabody Reflector
The Embattled Teacher

Public education has always been an arena in which the nation’s policy crises have played themselves out. Most pressing social and economic issues—segregation, immigration, unioniza-tion and union-busting, fiscal collapses, crime, drug abuse, unemployment—end up affecting schools and education policy.

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From Research to Policy Change

A professor at Peabody once said in class that research is advocacy just as much as handing out a pamphlet is advocacy. On May 26, 2011, we both saw our research turned into advocacy on a scale that few graduate student researchers ever get to experience.

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Sophisticated Talk

New research from Peabody finds that preschool teachers’ use of sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk about books, combined with early support for literacy in the home, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition.

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From the Dean

Whether in economics, politics or global affairs, we have all been struggling to make sense of a world that no longer feels very stable.

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Speaker of the House

Beth Halteman Harwell, one of the most powerful and politically connected women in the state of Tennessee, began her political profession in the classroom.

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Coaching Legend

In the history of collegiate football, only a handful of names are considered to be among the best ever.

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Picture this: Success!

Educators know that when many people are on board to help teach students, success is the most likely result.

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