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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers

Sep. 29, 2018—Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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When Differences are Strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Sep. 27, 2018—A whiz at data entry, typing with accuracy at 90 words a minute, Jamal Underwood, who has autism, has turned his learning differences into strengths.

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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers

Sep. 27, 2018—Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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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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Can colorful blocks prep preschoolers for a future in math? This study says yes.

Sep. 25, 2018—Patterning and spatial activities like block play are simple yet powerful activities in which preschoolers develop early math skills, according to a growing body of research by Vanderbilt scholars.

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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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How the brain learns a second language is focus of Vanderbilt study

Sep. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University has received a four-year, $552,273 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund an exciting new research project that will examine how the brain learns a second language.

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H. Richard Milner IV selected to deliver 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research

Sep. 21, 2018—H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Teaching and Learning, has been tapped by the American Educational Research Association to deliver the 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research.

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Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation

Aug. 19, 2018—More than a dozen Cassiopea, more commonly known as “upside-down jellyfish,” from the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, have taken up residence as part of the marine science program at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, a program of Peabody College's Department of Teaching and Learning and the Center for Science Outreach.

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How six school districts changed the principal supervisor role to better support principals

Jul. 11, 2018—Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.

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Haslam shares insights on leadership at Governor’s Academy

Jul. 10, 2018—In June, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam discussed leadership with a group of aspiring principals as part of the Governor’s Academy for School Leadership.

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Report: How six school districts changed the principal supervisor role to better support principals

Jul. 9, 2018—Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.

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