News and Commentary
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.
was mentioned in the Christian Science Monitor on the teacher shortage crisis and ways to mitigate it.
will be moderating a panel on Covering at Work, at a
Diversity & Inclusion Conference
In Chicago on September 29 at 2:15 pm. The session focuses on
survey conducted by Deloitte found that as many as 61% of workers hide something about themselves at work. Among the types of “covering” identified were: appearance-based covering; affiliation-based covering; advocacy-based covering; and association-based covering. As the demographics of the nation change, it becomes ever more crucial to understand the implications of “covering” on workplace productivity.
Brian Heuser, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations (LPO) has been elected Vice Chair of the Vanderbilt University Faculty Senate. Read More
Bridget Burns, a third year Ed.D. student in the Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department, has been named one of the 16 most innovative people in Higher Education by Washington Monthly. Read More
Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, Professor of Public Policy and Education, has received funding from the W.T. Grant Foundation for her study “Improving the effectiveness of digital educational tools in increasing student achievement and reducing achievement gaps.” The study uses a mixed methods approach to better understand the factors and structures that aid high quality implementation and student growth as a result of digital tools.
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