News & Commentary
Angela Boatman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education is quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education's article on Tennessee being the first state in the nation to eliminate its free-standing remedial courses.
Matthew Springer, Assistant Professor of Public Policy had his article "What gets students motivated to work harder? Not money" published in The Conversation newsletter.
LPO new faculty member, Carolyn Heinrich, tackles public policy with an interdisciplinary approach. Read More
Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Education Policy and Leadership; and Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education are co-lead investigators in a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES) who supports the study, which is being conducted as a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), Peabody College, Brown University and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Understanding how state school systems can best use teacher evaluation data to drive instructional improvement is the focus of the study. Read More
Claire Smrekar, associate professor in Leadership, Policy and Organizations was recently quoted in an article in Education Week on how Choice Programs Prompt Call for Private School Expansion. Read More
The Hechinger Report and
Christian Science Monitor
are following a principal through her inaugural year at a struggling urban school to find out how hard the job really is, how it’s changed and what this reveals about the state of American education.
, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, is quoted.
A research consortium led by Dale Ballou helped the Tennessee Department of Education with a study finding that Tennessee teachers are satisfied with work conditions but feel bogged down by test prep. Read more.
Jason Grissom published a paper in the American Educational Research Journal on teacher collaborations, finding that when teachers collaborate, student achievement goes up. Read more.
Matt Springer published a paper in Economics of Education Review on the distribution and mobility of effective teachers in large urban school districts. Read more.
Helping Principals Focus on Teaching
“Making Time for Instructional Leadership” is a new three-volume report describing how about 700 schools around the nation are using the SAM process to help principals focus on improving instruction in their classrooms by reducing the amount of time they spend on building management and day-to-day administration. Read more.
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