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Claire Smrekar

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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The Tennessean: In Nashville, housing options push working class to the edge

Jul. 11, 2012—Peabody researchers Claire Smrekar and James Fraser comment on the economic and social problems created by high housing and transportation costs for low-income workers.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 13-17

Apr. 11, 2012—Peabody faculty will present research on the nation’s key issues in education at the AERA conference April 13-17.

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Affordable housing panel explores idea of housing trust fund

Jan. 18, 2012—More than 100 people attended a Jan. 17 panel discussion at Vanderbilt Law School designed to inform and engage the community on the scarcity of affordable local housing. “Meeting Nashville’s Needs: Establishing a Housing Trust Fund” was co-sponsored by the Hyatt Fund, the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership and Law Students for Social Justice....

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Nashville’s affordable housing crisis topic of Vanderbilt panel

Jan. 5, 2012—Nashville’s need for more affordable housing and the impact of possible policy solutions are the focus of a Jan. 17 panel discussion at Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 8-12

Apr. 8, 2011—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues, from incentive pay to school choice, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 8-12 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in New Orleans. A sampling of the research is presented below. To view the full conference program, visit: www.aera.net. All listings...

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How does the policy environment impact charter schools?

Jan. 26, 2011—Charter schools and mayoral control are both hot topics in education reform.  Indiana combined these reform strategies when enacting a new charter school law in 2001.  Under the law, the mayor of Indianapolis was granted authorizing authority to charter schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district, as well as 10 surrounding districts within metro Indianapolis. ...

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Desegregation, re-segregation, immigration in Nashville schools discussed Oct. 30

Oct. 16, 2007—Local school and community leaders and education researchers will look at the dynamics leading to and resulting from the racial composition of Nashville's K-12 schools Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt professors are ready to talk about upcoming Supreme Court decisions

Jun. 26, 2007—The United States Supreme Court is set to make decisions on a number of hotly debated cases and a diverse group of Vanderbilt University experts is ready to talk about those cases.

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