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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Feb. 25, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week’s annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN black teachers’ turnover rates

Dec. 10, 2018—A new brief released by the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 27, 2018—More than a third of community college entrants nationally are required to take remedial courses once in college, thereby delaying student progress toward completing a degree. Researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research conducted an evaluation of Tennessee’s innovative solution to remediation’s costly delay.

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Career and technical education is focus of $5M research network

Nov. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt Education Policy Researcher Shaun M. Dougherty will help lead the Career and Technical Education Research Network, a new $5 million research project designed to increase the evidence base on career and technical education.

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Peabody colloquium series focuses on K-12 and higher education policy

Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development kicked off a yearlong series of colloquiums  in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in September. 

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Five-year report on Tennessee turnaround schools compares the success of local versus state-run approaches

Sep. 28, 2018—After five years of implementation, iZone schools continue to show positive gains on student achievement while the students in Tennessee's Achievement School District did not gain more or less than comparison schools.

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Peabody adds two new education policy scholars

Sep. 27, 2018—The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations welcomes Sean P. Corcoran and Shaun M. Dougherty as associate professors of public policy and education.

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Tennessee Education Research Alliance marks second year of research-practice partnership

Sep. 25, 2018—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) recently completed its second year having made valuable contributions to education policy and practice in its home state and beyond.

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Vanderbilt education faculty honored for scholarship

Apr. 24, 2018—The American Educational Research Association honored several Vanderbilt University professors at its 2018 annual conference, April 13–17, in New York City.

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