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Author: Joan Brasher

Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers

Sep. 27, 2018—Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Vanderbilt Divinity to offer master of theology degree

Sep. 18, 2018—Students pursuing advanced theological study will soon have a new degree program option at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt’s historic Peabody College set to expand with new construction

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University officially broke ground on the first phase of a $41.5 million multibuilding construction and renovation project at Peabody College of education and human development.

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Hatton, scholar and advocate for the visually impaired, dies

Sep. 9, 2018—Deborah Hatton, an emerita faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, has died.

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Can colorful blocks prep preschoolers for a future in math? This study says yes.

Aug. 27, 2018—Patterning and spatial activities like block play are simple yet powerful activities in which preschoolers develop early math skills, according to a growing body of research by Vanderbilt scholars.

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Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation

Aug. 17, 2018—More than a dozen Cassiopea were given to the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt by the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

Jul. 23, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study challenges the causal role of the Approximate Number System in mathematical ability.

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Report: How six school districts changed the principal supervisor role to better support principals

Jul. 9, 2018—Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.

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White House honors Vanderbilt faculty for STEM mentorship

Jul. 5, 2018—The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy honored two Vanderbilt researchers for STEM mentorship.

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New report: iZone schools show gains; ASD little improvement

Jun. 19, 2018—After five years of implementation, iZone schools continue to show positive gains on student achievement while the students in the Achievement School District did not gain more or less than comparison schools.

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Report: High principal evaluations predict student achievement

May. 29, 2018—Student achievement gains are higher in schools where principals’ leadership practices are rated more positively by their supervisors, according to a new brief.

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