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Education and Psychology

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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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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Tech-based HIV prevention program proves effective for rural African American families

Aug. 23, 2019—Technology may be a viable option for reducing HIV risk for African Americans in rural communities, according to a new Vanderbilt report. 

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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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