Education and Psychology
TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt expert available to discuss new national report that finds states failing to provide affordable college opportunities
Dec. 3, 2008—Vanderbilt higher education policy expert William Doyle is available to comment on a new report released Dec. 3 by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that finds states are making little or no progress in providing affordable college opportunities or improving college completion rates for their residents.
Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Schools, community agencies partner to win $3.4 million in federal pre-k funds
Nov. 12, 2008—Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development, in partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and other community agencies, has won a three-year, $3.4 million federal grant to enhance language and literacy skills in pre-kindergarten classrooms.
Sep. 22, 2008—The best state financial aid policies focus on students who would not otherwise go to college and make aid simple to apply for and keep, a new research review by Vanderbilt University higher education researcher William Doyle finds. The review has implications for federal financial aid policies.
Sep. 16, 2008—The Center for Community Studies at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development is hosting its fall conference Friday, Sept. 19, to showcase and discuss research on key topics affecting communities, including Nashville.
Sep. 11, 2008—Vanderbilt University Learning Sciences Institute researchers Stephen N. Elliott, Peter A. Beddow and Ryan J. Kettler have developed a decision-making instrument called the Test Accessibility and Modification Inventory (TAMI) to address the issue of accessibility for students with special needs.
Aug. 19, 2008—Calculators are useful tools in elementary mathematics classes, if students already have some basic skills, new research has found. The findings shed light on the debate about whether and when calculators should be used in the classroom.
Jul. 31, 2008—Vanderbilt University experts are available to comment on the issues and policies addressed by the reauthorized Higher Education Act, expected to be finalized by Congress in the next several days.
Jun. 19, 2008—The impact of the nation’s current economic downturn on low- and moderate-income students was the topic of an all-day national roundtable discussion June 13 at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development. Listen to audio of afternoon session. Watch video. Read more. Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS firstname.lastname@example.org
May. 6, 2008—Discovery Education and Vanderbilt University are partnering to launch a new research-based evaluation tool that measures the effectiveness of school principals. The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED), which is being exclusively distributed by Discovery Education, was created at Vanderbilt University through a grant from the Wallace Foundation.
Apr. 1, 2008—Data can help school administrators boost student achievement, support teacher performance and improve parent-school relations, according to a new book by Vanderbilt University education faculty.
Apr. 1, 2008—A variety of Vanderbilt University experts are available for interviews on autism. The United Nations designated April 2 World Autism Day in November 2007.
TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt K-12 experts presenting new research about charter schools, drop-out rate and more in New York March 24-28
Mar. 20, 2008—K-12 experts from Vanderbilt University\'s Peabody College of education and human development will present their latest research March 24-28 in New York City at the American Educational Research Association\'s annual conference.