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Video: Interview with Matthew Springer: Results of nation’s first test of teacher performance

Sep. 21, 2010—Read the news release. Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

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Teacher performance pay alone does not raise student test scores

Sep. 21, 2010—Rewarding teachers with bonus pay, in the absence of any other support programs, does not raise student test scores, according to a new study issued today by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development in partnership with the RAND Corporation.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Results of nation’s first test of teacher performance pay to be released 12:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2010

Sep. 16, 2010—The results of the nation’s first scientific evaluation of performance pay for teachers will be released Sept. 21, 2010, at 12:45 p.m. CDT by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development. Video of the event will be streamed live at http://news.vanderbilt.edu. An archive of the video...

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Teaching Performance Assessment Consortium formed to measure new teacher readiness

Sep. 15, 2010—A unique collaboration among public and private universities in Tennessee, state government and national educational entities is working to develop a reliable measure of novice teacher instructional practice as part of a national movement to improve teacher performance. The newly formed Teaching Performance Assessment Consortium of Tennessee (TPAC-TN) is a partnership among the state Department...

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Vanderbilt plays key role in $20 million federal grant designed to strengthen Tennessee’s R&D infrastructure

Sep. 9, 2010—Five years from now, high school and college students throughout Tennessee should have more and better opportunities to learn about and pursue careers in alternative energy science and technology.

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

Aug. 12, 2010—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews. Peabody was named the No. 1 graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year in 2010. For more information, go to www.peabody.vanderbilt.edu. Helping kids handle stress Judy Garber...

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Early results show substantial improvements in reading skills

Aug. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Public Schools have collaborated on an Early Reading First project among preschool children in Nashville schools that has yielded “spectacular” results in a preliminary study, according to project leaders. “The big picture is that high quality language and literacy instruction in pre-K can make a big difference,” said Deborah Rowe, a...

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Vanderbilt University among top contributors of graduates to Teach for America

Jul. 22, 2010—Vanderbilt University is among the Top 20 medium-sized colleges and universities contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to Teach For America’s 2010 teaching corps. According to Teach For America’s recently released annual rankings, Vanderbilt tied for 10th, up from 17th last year, with 36 graduates preparing to teach this fall in urban and rural...

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National center on scaling up effective schools centered at Vanderbilt

Jun. 29, 2010—Identifying and developing a process for transferring key elements that make some high schools in large urban districts more effective at improving outcomes for low-income and minority students, as well as English language learners, is the focus of a new national center at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded...

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No significant difference in math achievement gains between charter schools, traditional public schools

Jun. 24, 2010—New research based on preliminary data in a pilot study has found no significant difference in achievement gains on standardized math tests between students in charter schools and those in traditional public schools. The findings have spurred the collection of additional data for continued analysis. Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and Professor of...

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Peabody professor part of $10 million mathematics research center

Jun. 24, 2010—Improving math instruction for elementary and middle school children experiencing problems with fractions is the focus of a $10 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, a research branch of the U.S. Department of Education.  Among the collaborators in the new Center on Improving Mathematics Instruction for Students with Mathematics Difficulties, to be administered...

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Peabody educator is 10th most cited in literature of higher education studies

Jun. 23, 2010—John M. Braxton, professor of education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College for education and human development, is the 10th most cited individual in higher education research, according to a recent study published in Research in Higher Education. Only a small number of academic papers are cited even once in ensuing publications, according to the study’s...

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