Peabody-led research report sheds light on impact of effective school leadership on student learning outcomes
Feb. 16, 2021—A major new research review commissioned by The Wallace Foundation paints a detailed picture of how strong principals affect students’ educational and social outcomes. The report, co-authored by Professor Jason A. Grissom at Vanderbilt University, concludes that school leaders are even more important than previously believed and that investing in their success has a very large payoff.
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.
Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in "Education Week’s" annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University is offering two new online degree programs for education professionals through Peabody Online, a partnership with 2U, Inc.
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.
Aug. 30, 2016—When Tennessee’s governor wanted to develop better principals, he turned to the experts at Peabody College.
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...
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.