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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Jan. 31, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in "Education Week’s" annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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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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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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Vanderbilt research tops NCTQ 2017 roundup

Jan. 29, 2018—The National Council on Teacher Quality announced 2017’s most-shared research articles by Teacher Quality Bulletin subscribers, with two Vanderbilt papers making the list.

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Vanderbilt Peabody launches online graduate degree programs

Oct. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University is offering two new online degree programs for education professionals through Peabody Online, a partnership with 2U, Inc.

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TN principal exam fails to predict success; hinders diversity efforts

Oct. 10, 2017—Tennessee’s principal licensure exam is a poor predictor of effective leadership, and raising the cut score required for licensure could be counterproductive to diversity efforts, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University’s Tennessee Education Research Alliance.

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Lessons in leadership

Aug. 30, 2016—When Tennessee’s governor wanted to develop better principals, he turned to the experts at Peabody College.

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Peabody professor receives AERA Outstanding Book Award

Nov. 22, 2013—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) presented its 2013 Outstanding Book Award to Vanderbilt University professor Christopher Loss for Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century (Princeton University Press, 2012) in April. Loss’s book tracks the dramatic results of the federal government’s growing involvement in higher education...

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Involuntary teacher transfers put better teachers with neediest students

Nov. 6, 2013—Allowing principals to involuntarily transfer teachers within a district resulted in more productive teachers replacing lower performing teachers in mostly disadvantaged schools.

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Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 1, 2013—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.

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