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Tennessee teachers identify technological supports for remote learning as primary need during COVID-19 school closures

Jun. 9, 2020—More than three-quarters of teachers in the recent Tennessee Educator Survey selected technological supports for remote learning as the most helpful supports needed to promote educational access during COVID-19 school closures.

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Uptick in charter schools is changing the way teachers find and get jobs

Dec. 17, 2019—Researchers find that social networks play an increasing role in the fragmented teacher labor market.

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Socioeconomic status dictates which children get into gifted programs 

Sep. 30, 2019—Children from higher income families are far more likely to be in gifted programs than less wealthy classmates according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Jan. 31, 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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Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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

Nov. 20, 2018—Researchers evaluated Tennessee's online course that students complete during high school to avoid taking remedial math in college.

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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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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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Tennessee Education Research Alliance has a new faculty director

Feb. 19, 2018—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance has named Jason A. Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, as its new faculty director.

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