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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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WATCH: DeVos’ focus on school choice doesn’t address key issues, say education research panelists

Apr. 3, 2017—“Trump’s First 100 Days and the Impact on Education,” is available to watch online now.

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App will help students self-monitor and improve classroom behavior

Mar. 29, 2017—A self-monitoring intervention will provide critical support to teachers working with students who have challenging behaviors.

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TN principal exam fails to predict success; hinders diversity efforts

Mar. 16, 2017—The SLLA may not be the right measure for hiring principals.

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Vanderbilt’s Heinrich named AERA Fellow

Feb. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt education professor Carolyn J. Heinrich is among 14 scholars selected as 2017 fellows by the American Educational Research Association.

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New system will guide behavior analysis in the classroom

Feb. 21, 2017—Blair Lloyd's study is supported by a $400,000 early career grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

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Vanderbilt psychologist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 21, 2017—Psychologist Jennifer Trueblood has been awarded a $60,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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