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New research identifies best coping strategies for kids

Jul. 20, 2017—A comprehensive new Vanderbilt study published in "Psychological Bulletin" outlines which coping strategies work best.

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‘Drive to 55’ is focus of new Vanderbilt research with UT-Knoxville 

Jul. 17, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt are partnering with colleagues at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to research the effectiveness of initiatives developed under the state’s “Drive to 55” campaign.

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Haslam, McQueen talk leadership with aspiring principals

Jun. 26, 2017—The Governor's Academy of School Leadership is designed to create a pipeline of strong leaders in Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt project intended to combat fake news receives share of $1M prize

Jun. 26, 2017—Combating fake news and bolstering the public’s trust in journalism is the aim of a Vanderbilt research project that was selected to receive a share of a $1 million prize.

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Online stress management program for kids with cancer receives funding

Jun. 6, 2017—Psychology professor Bruce Compas has received a grant to develop an online stress management program for kids with cancer.

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Two Vanderbilt Peabody Students Named 2017 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellows

Jun. 1, 2017—The National Academy of Education (NAEd) has announced its 2017 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program recipients, who include Vanderbilt Peabody doctoral candidates Luis Rodriguez and Samantha Viano.

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People with less financial knowledge unlikely to borrow for college

May. 31, 2017—People with low levels of financial literacy or who have used payday lending are far less willing to borrow to pay for college, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Sick kids live longer, but brain function may suffer

May. 16, 2017—Survival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions, but their survival comes at a cost.

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Pre-K needs proper implementation and rigorous evaluation to succeed

Apr. 27, 2017—Mark Lipsey presented a pre-K consensus report, a joint effort by several institutions to inform lawmakers and other education thought leaders.

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Gordon Logan receives APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

Apr. 25, 2017—The American Psychological Association has honored Centennial Professor of Psychology Gordon D. Logan with its most prestigious award for scientific achievement.

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Teacher merit pay has merit: new report

Apr. 11, 2017—Teacher merit pay programs have been associated with a statistically significant positive effect on student outcomes.

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Fears about college debt vary by subgroup, study finds

Apr. 7, 2017—Loan aversion is more common in prospective college students than previously documented and may be affected by gender, age and race.

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