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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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Peabody professor named ‘Emerging Leader’ by Nashville Chamber

Aug. 11, 2016—Michelle Reising Scobey, assistant professor of the practice and co-director of the M.Ed. clinical psychological assessment program at Peabody College, has been given an Emerging Leader award by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Network of Nashville.

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Psychopathologist elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Jul. 26, 2016—Associate Professor of Psychology Bunmi Olatunji is one of 45 members elevated this year to the status of fellow by the Association for Psychological Science.

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LGBTQ students feel safer at schools with gay-straight alliances

Jul. 25, 2016—High school gay-straight alliances promote a culture of tolerance that benefits students, Peabody researchers have found.

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A little spark for sharper sight

Jun. 30, 2016—Stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current can temporarily sharpen vision without glasses or contacts, Vanderbilt University researchers have found. (But please don't try this at home.)

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