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Author: Joan Brasher

Noguera: Education policymakers are focused on the wrong things

Nov. 22, 2019—Twenty years after “No Child Left Behind,” America is still failing its most vulnerable students, particularly students of color, said acclaimed education scholar, author and activist Pedro Noguera during his invited lecture at Vanderbilt Peabody College on Nov. 20.

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Vanderbilt students manage $500K of $12M portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge Program

Nov. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University students in two business minor elective courses are getting hands-on experience in the investment world thanks to a unique program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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‘Spooktacular Story Slam’ offers ghost stories and festive treats Oct. 30

Oct. 28, 2019—All are invited to the Vaughn Home for treats and scary stories, including tales of the building's resident ghosts, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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$6.4M awarded to Vanderbilt to provide intensive training for special education doctoral students

Oct. 25, 2019—The No. 1 ranked Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt Peabody College has received funding for intensive intervention training for educators who work with children with severe behavioral and learning disabilities.

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Vanderbilt earns $19M in federal funding for special education training and research

Oct. 18, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt Peabody College received multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre to perform ‘The Ghosts of Gatsby,’ ‘Mansfield Park’ Oct. 17-20

Oct. 14, 2019—Social status, unrequited love, marriage and madness are central themes of two upcoming chamber operas presented by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra.

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Socioeconomic status dictates which children get into gifted programs 

Sep. 30, 2019—Children from higher income families are far more likely to be in gifted programs than less wealthy classmates according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Vanderbilt joins research alliance to bring STEM training to prisoners 

Sep. 30, 2019—Rich Milner is among an alliance of researchers who have been awarded a five-year, $5.2M NSF grant.

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Vanderbilt’s Ebony McGee receives federal funding to study racial disparities in STEM

Sep. 30, 2019—The project is supported by a three-year grant of $593,957 by the National Science Foundation.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion.

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 $3.2M grant to fund Vanderbilt study of reading skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sep. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to better understand how children who are deaf or hard of hearing excel at reading. Millions of children are hearing impaired and these individuals tend to have below-average reading skills. Only about 10 percent of DHH individuals attain age-appropriate reading...

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