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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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Mobility in TN Achievement School District focus of new study

Mar. 4, 2015—Student and teacher mobility rates have improved since the ASD takeover, researchers say.

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Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows named

Feb. 12, 2015—Fifteen faculty members hailing from a diverse cross section of disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor's Faculty Fellows program.

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When teachers get bonuses, do test scores rise?

Jan. 27, 2015—A new Vanderbilt study examined a national pay-for-performance program in Texas.

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‘Loan aversion’ is focus of new higher ed study

Jan. 15, 2015—A new two-year Vanderbilt study seeks to better understand students’ potential aversion to borrowing for college.

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Vanderbilt education faculty named among top influencers

Jan. 7, 2015—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which recognizes university-based academics who have contributed substantially to the national discourse on K-12 and higher education.

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Obama’s TN visit: Education faculty available for comment

Jan. 7, 2015—President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit East Tennessee this week to talk about ways to increase college access for Americans.

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Vanderbilt research stories land on ‘Ed Week’ year-end lists

Jan. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt research landed on several 'Education Week' year-end lists for 2014.

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