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Author: Joan Brasher

Preschoolers can do more math than you think

Aug. 16, 2019—More complex math concepts can be easily introduced through simple games and tasks at home, according to a new Vanderbilt report.

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Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

Jul. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt study finds little ones need to interact with real, live humans in order to learn new information.

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Violin and cello summer program at Vanderbilt brings world-class instruction to Nashville children

Jul. 23, 2019—The Nashville Suzuki Institute is part of the pre-college programs at the Blair School of Music.

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Goldring, Grissom, Rubin commissioned to produce reports on K-12 leadership

Jul. 17, 2019—Peabody College faculty will be among a cohort of experts to produce reports on key leadership issues in K-12 education.

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Six years later, iZone schools see moderate gains; ASD schools have not improved

Jul. 16, 2019—According to a new Vanderbilt study, school turnaround strategies in Tennessee are not working as intended.

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Vanderbilt faculty earn $1.2M grant to support STEM majors who want to teach

Jul. 10, 2019—The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Vanderbilt to establish scholarships that serve the national need of recruiting and preparing high-quality STEM teachers for high-need school districts. 

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Vanderbilt among founders of EdPrepLab, new teacher and principal preparation initiative

Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University is among 15 institutions in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab),a new initiative by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. EdPrepLab is intended to help educator preparation programs ensure that new teachers and leaders enter the classroom able to provide...

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Black men in same-sex relationships seek church, internet, for support

Jun. 21, 2019—According to research by sociologist Sandra L. Barnes, many black men in same-sex relationships seek the church and online groups for spiritual support.

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Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths?

Jun. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have found that many Ph.D. STEM students today do not pursue an academic career track because of the pressure-filled norms and culture of the tenure process.

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Goldring appointed ‘AERJ’ editor-in-chief

Jun. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt University professor Ellen Goldring has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Educational Research Association’s flagship publication, the "American Educational Research Journal." She will head the editorial team for the journal's 2020–22 volume years.

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BBC’s ‘The Arts Hour on Tour’ to record episode at Vanderbilt June 3

May. 29, 2019—The BBC will record an episode of “The Arts Hour on Tour” Monday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in Turner Recital Hall at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required.

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‘Policy, Politics, Privilege’ focus of Summer Institute at Vanderbilt May 20–24

May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative presents its second Summer institute May 20–24.

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