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Smrekar is part of the faculty for one of six new courses in the second set of
to be offered at Vanderbilt University. University Courses promote new and creative trans-institutional teaching and learning and meet degree requirements across undergraduate majors and many professional and graduate programs.
of the School of Engineering, and
of the Department of Mathematics in Arts and Science in teaching
Data Science Methods for Smart City Applications.
This course will apply concepts and methodologies from systems engineering, data sciences and machine learning, modeling and simulation, optimization, and social sciences research to address pressing social policy issues affecting U.S. cities and major metropolitan areas. The course will also provide immersive field research experiences and cross-disciplinary learning activities for undergraduate and graduate students in a project team format.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education
launched a new initiative called the
. The Knowledge Hub is designed to connect educational research, practice, and policy communities. One way CPRE plans to achieve this mission is to conduct interviews with leading scholars on hot topics. Dr. Matthew Springer participated in the Educator Labor Markets series with a focus on teacher incentive pay programs.
Click here to learn more and hear his interview.
A new paper "Using Teacher Effectiveness Data for Information-Rich Hiring" written by Marisa Cannata, Mollie Rubin, Ellen Goldring, Jason Grissom, Christine Neumerski, Timothy Drake, and Patrick Schuermann has been published online in
Educational Administration Quarterly
. It has also been referenced in an article in
The 74 Million.
Professor Matthew Springer received the 2016 outstanding paper award from the National Education Finance Academy for "Designing Incentives for Public School Teachers: Evidence from a Texas Incentive".Pay Program.
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