News & Commentary
Jason Grissom, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education has been named Associate Editor of Educational Researcher, an AERA journal. Educational Researcher (ER) publishes scholarly articles that are of general significance to the education research community and that come from a wide range of areas of education research and related disciplines. ER aims to make major programmatic research and new findings of broad importance widely accessible.
Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Chair, and Associate Dean for Special Projects, from the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, received The Edwin M. Bridges Award-for Significant Contributions to the Preparation and Development of School Leaders at the recent conference of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
Ayinde Rudolph, an alumni of the Ed.D. Program in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, is being recognized by the White House for his leadership in digital learning
Principals have lots of teacher effectiveness data, but don’t use it
Principals aren't tapping teacher-effectiveness data, says study
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