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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

‘Toolkit’ makes bedtime less stressful for children with autism

Feb. 27, 2012—A new resource developed by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center could improve sleep for children with autism.

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Peabody researchers serve as editors of newly released educational psychology handbook

Feb. 13, 2012—Peabody faculty members Karen Harris and Steve Graham served as co-editors of a national psychology handbook, recently released by the American Psychological Association.

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Vanderbilt expert available to comment on ‘No Child Left Behind’ waivers

Feb. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University researcher Ron Zimmer says many states are seeking No Child Left Behind waivers because states are required to raise the bar on the number of students reaching proficiency standards.

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Milner presented AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Feb. 6, 2012—Peabody’s Rich Milner has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center offers new summer programs for struggling readers

Feb. 2, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will offer two new summer reading programs for struggling readers in kindergarten through eighth grade. Designed for children who are behind in reading or have learning, developmental or intellectual disabilities, the reading clinics provide intensive, individualized tutoring using evidence-based assessments and instructional methods to improve reading. “The goal of the reading...

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Education policies in Appalachian region focus of new Peabody research

Jan. 31, 2012—A $28 million, five-year grant from the Institute for Education Sciences will fund Peabody research on education policies in the Appalachian region.

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Pathways to STEMM professions explored in upcoming issue of Peabody Journal of Education

Jan. 31, 2012—The latest issue of the Peabody Journal of Education examines pathways to STEMM professions through a collection of articles.

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AERA taps Peabody’s Zimmer for publication editorship

Jan. 25, 2012—Peabody’s Ron Zimmer selected to editorship for AERA journal.

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Weekend program for gifted youth now taking applications

Jan. 25, 2012—WAVU applications are available online or may be requested by calling (615) 322-8261 or emailing Academically talented seventh through 10th-graders will have a chance to expand their horizons intellectually and socially at an overnight Vanderbilt program specifically designed for gifted students. Applications are being accepted for the Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University, which will take place Saturday and Sunday,...

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NYU’s Noguera to present alternative model for school reform Feb. 9

Jan. 24, 2012—Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, will speak about the effects of economics on academic achievement from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Wyatt Center Rotunda. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception...

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Economic influence on academic achievement subject of upcoming Peabody lecture

Jan. 19, 2012—Peabody lecture addresses economic influences on academic achievement.

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Teach for America founder discusses improving education for underprivileged students

Jan. 19, 2012—Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America and Teach for All, spoke about her experiences improving education for underprivileged students across the United States and around the world during a public lecture Jan. 18 in Wilson Hall. Kopp also signed copies of her new book A Chance to Make History. The event was...

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