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Education and Psychology

2020 Tennessee Educator Survey launches statewide 

Feb. 26, 2020—The survey is a project of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a research-practice partnership between Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Researchers say this simple trick could stop the spread of misinformation on social media

Feb. 11, 2020—Psychology professor Lisa Fazio conducted a study to see if asking people to explain why a headline is true or false affected their intention of sharing it on social media.

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Two Vanderbilt students ‘move mountains’ bringing education to war-torn Sudan

Jan. 31, 2020—Peabody College students Ryan and Jazira Boyette have a goal of improving the lives of Sudan’s Nuba people through the power of education.

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Vanderbilt researcher shares more than 3,000 brain scans to support the study of reading and language development

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is releasing two large scale neuroimaging datasets on reading and language development to support other researchers studying how academic skills develop in childhood.

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Vanderbilt researchers featured prominently in 2020 Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 8, 2020—Seven professors from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are on the 2020 list, as well as one from the College of Arts and Science.

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Vanderbilt’s Youth Safety and Well-being Study releases early findings

Dec. 19, 2019—The goal of the study is to create a multi-year data set that allows teachers, youth workers, researchers and policymakers to promote safety and well-being for Nashville’s young people.

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Uptick in charter schools is changing the way teachers find and get jobs

Dec. 17, 2019—Researchers find that social networks play an increasing role in the fragmented teacher labor market.

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Hearsay plays a key role in how children perceive others, new study finds

Dec. 13, 2019—A new Vanderbilt report finds that children are highly influenced by what they overhear adults say about others.

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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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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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