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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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New tools will help principals harness data for hiring and other decisions

Dec. 22, 2014—New tools and resources will help principals maximize the powerful teacher effectiveness data available to them.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide insights into Nashville’s growth

Nov. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt experts from a variety of fields are available to help explain issues surrounding Nashville's transformation into the latest “it” city.

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Be clear about purpose when starting a charter school

Oct. 3, 2014—A key to successfully launching a charter school is clear communication about the need and purpose for the new school, according to a report from researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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