News and Commentary
Dr. Angela Boatman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education is presenting at a conference Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C., that’s being hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. The conference is titled, “Addressing the Risks of Pursuing Post-Secondary Education.”This conference will focus on potential areas of risk for individuals pursuing post-secondary education and on groups most likely to experience negative outcomes when encountering such risk areas. The conference will also address approaches to reducing these risks and improving outcomes for students.” The event is expected to be streamed for public viewing and the presentations are to be available for download. For more details, visit this Federal Reserve web page.
Dr. Jose' Cossa, Senior Lecturer in International Education Policy has been selected to serve as a
judge in the global competition 100&Change.
100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 100&Change will select a bold proposal that promises real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. And it will award a $100 million grant to help make that solution a reality.
Vanderbilt and the Tennessee Department of Education to launch new research alliance. The Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a new joint venture of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the Tennessee Department of Education, will officially launch at a symposium on Oct. 20 in Peabody’s Wyatt Center Rotunda. The event begins with a reception and continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
Read more about the Alliance here.
"Money matters when it comes to turning around low-performing schools", says Dr. Gary Henry, Professor and Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, and Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed Opportunity School District does not appear to bring more to the table.
“As I read the Opportunity School District legislation, there’s no provision for additional resources to come into those schools,” said Dr. Gary Henry, who has studied school turnaround efforts in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Alternatively certified teachers bring quality and diversity to the classroom, but are more likely to leave the profession than traditionally certified teachers, according to a new study.
The research was conducted by Christopher Redding, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. His co-investigator was Thomas M. Smith, Dean and professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside.
Their paper, “Easy in, Easy out: Are Alternatively Certified Teachers Turning Over at Increased Rates?” was published by the American Educational Research Journal.
Congratulations to Dr. John M. Braxton, Professor of Higher Education in the Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department, on receiving the 2016 ASHE Research Achievement Award. T
his award is "Presented for outstanding contribution to research to an individual whose published work (theoretical, empirical or applied) advances understanding of higher education in a significant way. The Research Achievement Award may acknowledge a body of research or a single piece of meritorious research."
Congratulations to Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department Chair, Dr. Ellen Goldring on being the 2016 recipient of the Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award. The Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award was instituted by UCEA in 1992 for the purpose of recognizing senior professors in the field of educational administration whose professional lives have been characterized by extraordinary commitment, excellence, leadership, productivity, generosity, and service.
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