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Tennessee Governor Haslam announces 2019 fellows for Governor’s Academy for School Leadership

Dec. 5, 2018—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced on November 29 the participants selected for the 2019 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL), a one-year fellowship program to cultivate and develop future school leaders across Tennessee and improve school effectiveness and student performance.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 27, 2018—More than a third of community college entrants nationally are required to take remedial courses once in college, thereby delaying student progress toward completing a degree. Researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research conducted an evaluation of Tennessee’s innovative solution to remediation’s costly delay.

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Career and technical education is focus of $5M research network

Nov. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt Education Policy Researcher Shaun M. Dougherty will help lead the Career and Technical Education Research Network, a new $5 million research project designed to increase the evidence base on career and technical education.

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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants

Nov. 9, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The new OSEP training grants will focus on preparing master’s and doctoral students to work with children with disabilities.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 25, 2018—Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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When differences are strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Oct. 25, 2018—Through programs like Next Steps at Vanderbilt, researchers and a constellation of partners and allies are helping young people with disabilities transition to flourishing lives.

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Peabody colloquium series focuses on K-12 and higher education policy

Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development kicked off a yearlong series of colloquiums  in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in September. 

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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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Five-year report on Tennessee turnaround schools compares the success of local versus state-run approaches

Sep. 28, 2018—After five years of implementation, iZone schools continue to show positive gains on student achievement while the students in Tennessee's Achievement School District did not gain more or less than comparison schools.

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Peabody adds two new education policy scholars

Sep. 27, 2018—The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations welcomes Sean P. Corcoran and Shaun M. Dougherty as associate professors of public policy and education.

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