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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Kennedy Center receives three awards from disabilities association

Jan. 5, 2012—The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) recognized the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center with three awards at their annual conference in November. The VKC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) received the association’s 2011 Council on Community Advocacy Award (COCA), nominated by COCA and the center’s Community Advisory Council Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., VKC...

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TIPSHEET: Experts on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) available

Jan. 2, 2012—Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to talk to media regarding the much-anticipated bill that would overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – also known as No Child Left Behind.

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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Higher education, federal government ‘intimately connected’

Dec. 9, 2011—The federal government’s increasing involvement in higher education over the past 100 years has created an intimate relationship that was once virtually nonexistent.

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Video: How parents can help children learn from television

Dec. 8, 2011—In a first-of-its-kind study, children showed significant gains in vocabulary and comprehension when parents asked them questions about the content, rather than simply parking them in front of the screen.

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Parent-led discussion enhances children’s learning from television

Dec. 7, 2011—Children learn more from television when parents interact with them similarly to book reading.

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Tale of the Script

Dec. 5, 2011—Steve Graham’s career-spanning research explores the value of writing instruction It’s that time of year when children are penning their letters to Santa, careful to recount their every Christmas wish. While the biggest challenge for competent writers might be narrowing their list, a significant number of children struggle with writing altogether – an issue Steve...

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Murphy wins lifetime achievement award for scholarship in educational administration

Dec. 1, 2011—UCEA honors Peabody professor Joseph Murphy with lifetime achievement award.

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Students displaced by school closures need high-quality alternatives

Nov. 23, 2011—Students displaced by school closures experience adverse effects both on test scores and attendance—unless they are transferred to substantially higher-performing schools.

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Peabody to host lecture on educational change in Finland

Nov. 22, 2011—Lecture addresses education reform differences between the United States and Finland, the top-ranked country in math, science and reading.

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Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young resumes January 2012

Nov. 10, 2011—The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young will resume Jan. 21, 2012, and will be held consecutive Saturdays through Feb. 25. SAVY provides a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience to qualifying gifted children in kindergarten and grades 1–6. SAVY participants typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of...

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Trauma program’s infection-fighting efforts show results

Nov. 4, 2011—Implementation of antibiotic stewardship tactics as part of infection reduction campaigns sees significant results.

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