Friday, April 24, 2009

2009 Best Education Schools in the Country- US News & World Report

Every teacher must first be a student, and the U.S. News rankings of education programs can help you find the right classroom. The rankings allow you to narrow your search by location, tuition, school size, and test scores. They also identify the best schools in specialties such as elementary education, special education, and administration. Vanderbilt University's Peabody College has drawn the top spot among education and human development graduate schools from this year’s U.S. News and World Reports university rankings. 

The annual graduate school rankings were released by U.S. News on Thursday. They are based on expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. More than 1,200 programs were considered by about 11,000 academics and professionals.

The No. 1 ranking for Peabody is the highest ranking of a Vanderbilt graduate or professional school in the history of the U.S. News rankings. The school moved up from its No. 2 spot last year, passing Stanford.

1. Vanderbilt University
2. Stanford University
3. Teachers College, Columbia University
4. University of Oregon
6. Harvard University
7. Johns Hopkins University
7. Northwestern University
7. UC Berkeley
7. University of Texas at Austin
7. University of Wisconsin- Madison 
12. University of Washington

The Hoboken School District has fair representation in the US News and World Report's top ten list with programs and graduates resident in our district: 

a) Our Johns Hopkins Program for Gifted and Talented Youth is represented from #7 Johns Hopkins University 
b) Our Columbia University's Writing Program at Hoboken High School (#3 ranked Teachers College, Columbia University)
c) Dr. Lorraine Cella (Principal of Hoboken High School) received her doctorate from  #3 Teachers College and is an adjunct faculty member there. 
d) Superintendent Raslowsky received his Master's Degree in Educational Administration from #6 ranked Harvard University. 
e) Dr. Petrosino received his Doctorate from Vanderbilt; his Master's from Teachers College, his 2 year post-doc was at University of Wisconsin-Madison;  and received tenure at The University of Texas at Austin.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

4) >I like the way you cleverly corrected your math mistake without admitting that you were wrong. In your earlier post you >typed .03, but you’ve now changed it to .003

.03% = .003 They are equal....they are the same. (correction .3%=.003)

Dear Dr. Petrosino,
Please note that .03% does not equal to .003 as you stated. It is .03% = .0003
Thank you,
Frances Jennings