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Author: Joan Brasher

Ansari to deliver educational neuroscience talk Jan. 16

Dec. 14, 2018—Ansari will challenge the common assumption that symbols for numbers acquire their meaning by being mapped onto the pre-existing, phylogenetically ancient system for the approximate representation of non-symbolic numbers.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series

Dec. 6, 2018—All are welcome to attend two free lectures as part of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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Governor’s Academy for School Leadership 2019 cohort at Vanderbilt named

Dec. 5, 2018—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the participants selected for the 2019 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership, a partnership with Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.

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Reading curriculum for immigrant children funded by Spencer Foundation

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt is developing an instructional approach that leverages students’ first language to comprehend English language texts more effectively.

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Vanderbilt KidTalk begins clinical trial on intervention for young children with language delays

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt will conduct a clinical trial of an intervention for young children with language delays in an NIDCD study.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 20, 2018—Researchers evaluated Tennessee's online course that students complete during high school to avoid taking remedial math in college.

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Vanderbilt research hub to examine issues faced by children at risk for poor health, education outcomes

Nov. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers will establish a new research hub to better understand the needs of some of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children.

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Career and technical education is focus of $5M research network

Nov. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt's Shaun M. Dougherty will help lead the Career and Technical Education Research Network, a new IES-funded research project.

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New faculty: Hao Wu

Nov. 12, 2018—Hao Wu is associate professor of psychology and human development.

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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants

Nov. 2, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

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Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

Oct. 26, 2018—A one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will allow researchers to to examine biological and phenotypic markers of Down syndrome.

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