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Author: Joan Brasher

Study finds Common Core’s take on fractions is on target

Dec. 12, 2016—Research using a computer game concludes teaching fractions on a number line is highly effective.

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Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellows program partners with Lipscomb University

Dec. 9, 2016—Lipscomb University will serve as an associate campus to Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellowship program.

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Early math knowledge related to later achievement

Dec. 6, 2016—Findings will inform educators and school administrators developing curricula for the early years.

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Haslam names second cohort for school leadership academy at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2016—Tennessee assistant principals were named to a Vanderbilt fellowship that is building a pipeline of highly-trained school leaders.

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App will help children with disabilities and challenging behavior

Nov. 11, 2016—A new app has been funded to help parents of young children with disabilities to manage challenging behaviors.

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Psychology professor honored with annual Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt's chancellor presented psychology professor Craig A. Smith with the 2016 Chancellor’s Cup.

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Segregation issues linger 50 years after Coleman Report

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt hosted a panel discussion Oct. 27 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to mark 50 years since the passage of the Equality of Educational Opportunity study, popularly known as the Coleman Report.

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High School seniors advance in prestigious Siemens competition 

Oct. 26, 2016—Three MNPS seniors were recognized for projects they completed as part of their participation in The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.

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Spending more on pre-K doesn’t guarantee success: Report

Oct. 25, 2016—Many U.S. states have been quick to invest in pre-k without a clear strategy for success.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Farran to discuss new pre-K report at Brookings panel

Oct. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt professor and pre-K expert Dale Farran will discuss her latest pre-K research Oct. 26.

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Vanderbilt and TN Department of Education partner to support school improvement

Oct. 20, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will carry out research with clear, practical implications for the state’s key education strategies.

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New faculty: Nicole Joseph teaches math and advocates for educational opportunity

Oct. 13, 2016—Joseph, a new assistant professor of mathematics education at Peabody College, has made understanding racial minorities’ experiences in mathematics and advocating for their educational needs her life’s mission.

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