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The Conversation: What we can learn from closure of charter school praised by DeVos

Jan. 19, 2018—On Jan. 11, the D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously to shut down a charter school previously praised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump. Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education Claire Smrekar breaks down why some charter schools fail and what factors may lead to their success in "The Conversation."

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Charter school grads stay in college, earn more money: study

Apr. 7, 2016—Students who attend charter high schools are more likely to go to college, stay in college and make more money than students who attend traditional public high schools.

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Be clear about purpose when starting a charter school

Oct. 3, 2014—A key to successfully launching a charter school is clear communication about the need and purpose for the new school, according to a report from researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 1, 2013—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.

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Experts on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) available

Jun. 11, 2013—Peabody experts are available to talk to media regarding the bill known as No Child Left Behind.

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College students help make future Nashville charter schools ‘next generation’

May. 23, 2013—Nashville’s mayor wants to launch a number of college prep charter schools over the next few years, and the city is turning to students in the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute for creative ideas on how to innovate within these schools to maximize preparation for college and the world beyond.

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WPLN: Researcher turns spotlight on effect of state authorizer

Feb. 26, 2013—New research by Ron Zimmer may shed some light on the debate among state lawmakers over whether to create a state-level charter authorizer, which could open the door to more charter schools in Nashville and Memphis.

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Claire Smrekar in The Tennessean: Role of public education is key

Aug. 8, 2012—Public education is fundamental to the aims of promoting democracy, social efficiency, and social mobility, writes Claire Smrekar, associate professor of leadership, policy and organizations at Peabody.

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Tennessean column: Charter school studies find good, bad results

Jun. 22, 2012—Educational researchers think the verdict is still out on the benefits of charter schools.

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Vanderbilt expert available to comment on ‘No Child Left Behind’ waivers

Feb. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University researcher Ron Zimmer says many states are seeking No Child Left Behind waivers because states are required to raise the bar on the number of students reaching proficiency standards.

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TIPSHEET: Experts on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) available

Jan. 2, 2012—Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to talk to media regarding the much-anticipated bill that would overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – also known as No Child Left Behind.

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Peabody to host lecture on educational change in Finland

Nov. 22, 2011—Lecture addresses education reform differences between the United States and Finland, the top-ranked country in math, science and reading.

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