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- 4.9.14 NOVELIST TO MIDDLE-SCHOOLERS: 'READ A TON, WRITE EVERY DAY AND FIND YOUR VOICE' Best-selling author James Patterson addressed a gathering of about 100 Nashville middle-school students at Vanderbilt on April 8, sharing with them his journey from his childhood in Newberg, the “murder capital of New York,” to being a successful author.
- 4.7.14 EVEN IF VOUCHERS PASS, VANDERBILT EXPERT FINDS FEW AVAILABLE SEATS AT PRIVATE SCHOOLS Many students who would qualify for private school vouchers would still have nowhere to go, according to a top education researcher at Peabody College. Associate professor Claire Smrekar finds few private schools are interested in accepting vouchers and those who would don’t have that much room.
- 3.31.14 PRINCIPALS PRESSED FOR TIME TO LEAD INSTRUCTIONAL CHANGE After delving into specific practices and behaviors of instructional leadership researchers Susanna Loeb and Ben Master of Stanford University and Jason Grissom of Peabody College, found that classroom "walk-throughs"—the most typical instruction-related activity of principals in Miami-Dade (FL) schools—were negatively associated with student performance, especially in high schools.
- 3.26.14 PEABODY FACULTY'S RESEARCH FEATURED AT AERA APRIL 3-7 The latest research on key education issues will be presented by faculty from Peabody College at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia April 3-7, 2014. The theme of this year’s AERA conference is “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.”
- 3.20.14 EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT Experts from Peabody College are available to discuss issues related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in 2014, including accreditation, affordability, student debt, access to college for low-income students, completion, and more. The reauthorization comes during a time of unprecedented scrutiny for the nation’s colleges and universities.
- 3.11.14 PEABODY HOSTS 'SUMMER SCHOOL' FOR EDUCATORS Higher education and K-12 professionals will converge on the Peabody College campus again this summer for the annual Peabody Professional Institutes, five sessions led by the nation's top education leaders.
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Automatic Income-Based Repayment?
There is relatively broad consensus among policy makers and advocates in Washington that income-based repayment is, in most cases, a useful tool for helping borrowers manage their monthly student loan payments. But should the federal government automatically enroll borrowers in the program as they leave school?