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TN teachers report ongoing benefits from teacher collaboration model

Nov. 20, 2015—Tennessee teachers are reporting that a collaboration model implemented as part of a Vanderbilt study continues to show positive outcomes two years later.

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Stambaugh receives National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

Oct. 28, 2015—The National Association for Gifted Children has honored Tamra Stambaugh with its Early Leader Award, given to a person who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education and who is in the first 10 years of his or her career.

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$5M study looks at TN teacher evaluation data and collaboration

Oct. 7, 2015—Understanding how state school systems can best use teacher evaluation data to drive instructional improvement is the focus of a new Vanderbilt study.

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Recognition, not money, motivates middle-schoolers to learn, especially girls

Aug. 28, 2015—A new study evaluated a group of middle-schoolers to see which incentives were more effective in improving attendance in after-school tutoring program.

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Tennessean: TN teachers happier with evaluations; testing a burden

Aug. 27, 2015—The annual educator survey shares new insights on how Tennessee teachers feel about their work as educators.

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‘SAM’ helps principals spend more time leading, less time putting out fires

Jul. 17, 2015—The School Administrative Manager process gives principals more time to provide instructional leadership, according to a report co-authored by Peabody College professor Ellen Goldring.

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Independent school leaders convene for summit at Vanderbilt

May. 26, 2015—Educators representing independent schools across the country gathered for an NAIS summit at Vanderbilt May 19-20.

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New study takes hard look at National Council on Teacher Quality’s ratings of teacher prep programs

May. 19, 2015—A new study found that teacher prep programs with higher NCTQ ratings do not necessarily produce graduates who are more effective at raising student test scores.

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Tennessee lawmakers to ‘talk teaching’ at Peabody April 30

Apr. 22, 2015—Sen. Steven Dickerson, Rep. John Ray Clemmons and the Tennessee Department of Education's Paul Fleming will discuss teacher preparation and development.

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Vanderbilt Peabody researchers featured at AERA April 16-20

Apr. 8, 2015—Peabody faculty and graduate students will present on the topics of value-added, teacher effectiveness, minorities in STEM, connected learning, disabilities and more.

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Move over ‘value added’: Teacher observation data more useful in human capital decisions

Mar. 12, 2015—Student test scores are less central to principals’ human capital decision-making than teacher observation data.

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Education panel weighs in on the effects of standards and high-stakes testing

Mar. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt education experts gathered for “Standards and Testing: What’s Missing from the Current Debate,” a panel discussion held March 9 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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