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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt, TDOE to launch new research alliance

Oct. 4, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will be rolled out at an Oct. 20 reception.

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Professor, Paralympian chosen to evaluate Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center

Sep. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt's Anjali Forber-Pratt has been awarded a grant to evaluate and bolster spinal cord injury resources.

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Study: Alternatively certified teachers more likely to leave

Sep. 26, 2016—Alternatively certified teachers are more likely to leave the profession than traditionally certified teachers, according to a new study.

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Pyramid Model could reduce preschool expulsion rate

Sep. 26, 2016—Preschoolers are expelled for behavior problems at three times the rate of school-age children.

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New ‘toolkit’ for math teachers designed to make algebra easier

Sep. 23, 2016—The three-year experiment is a partnership with Chelmsford, Massachusetts, public schools.

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Study about how lying varies with age receives Ig Nobel Prize

Sep. 22, 2016—Professor of Psychology Gordon Logan is co-author of a paper on deception and lying that has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for psychology.

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Hidden factors to achievement gap topic of Peabody talk Sept. 21

Sep. 15, 2016—Stanford University's Sean Reardon will discuss results from his new study, which analyzed racial and ethnic achievement gaps in several hundred metropolitan areas and several thousand school districts in the United States.

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Goldring selected for 2016 UCEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep. 14, 2016—The University Council for Educational Administration has selected Vanderbilt researcher Ellen Goldring to receive its prestigious Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016.

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Longitudinal study of gifted children featured in ‘Nature’

Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt's Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth is featured in the September issue of the prestigious scientific journal "Nature."

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Study: Homebuyer course attendees less likely to face foreclosure

Sep. 2, 2016—Odd of foreclosure were 42 percent lower among those who completed the homebuyer class.

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Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education

Aug. 30, 2016—Researchers found 28 distinct contributions that IES grants have made to K-12 math teaching and learning.

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Study: Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning

Aug. 26, 2016—New research from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College looks at the constraints of a popular teaching practice.

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