In the whirlwind that was Friday I didn’t get a chance to shout from this virtual rooftop what you surely have heard by now: our fantastic college of education and human development, Peabody, continued its upward trajectory this year, coming in at No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s graduate schools. Coming back from a week in New York at the American Educational Research Association conference where I had a chance to sample over 100 Peabody faculty and graduate students showing their stuff – and by showing their stuff I mean presenting and discussing their wide-ranging, innovative and policy-driving research – I have to say I wasn’t surprised by this external recognition. But delighted? Most definitely. Congratulations, Peabody. Get the whole story about this year’s rankings on VUCast.