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Charter school grads stay in college, earn more money: study

Apr. 7, 2016—Students who attend charter high schools are more likely to go to college, stay in college and make more money than students who attend traditional public high schools.

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The proof is in the pizza

Apr. 6, 2016—For young man with autism, cooking is more than a pastime, it’s a calling.

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Instructional preference may boost children’s learning

Apr. 6, 2016—When it comes to teaching toddlers, there’s no such thing as one size fits all.

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Peabody team’s storybook app wins first-round funding in federal competition

Mar. 22, 2016—“Read With Me, Talk With Me,” a project of the Early Development Lab at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development, has received a Phase 1 award from Bridging the Word Gap Challenge, a contest run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Erik Carter serves as expert speaker at Congressional briefing

Mar. 9, 2016—Changing post-school pathways of youth and young adults with severe disabilities was the focus of Erik Carter’s presentation at a Congressional briefing.

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Vanderbilt’s Gary Henry named AERA Fellow

Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt education professor Gary Henry is among 22 scholars selected as 2016 fellows by the American Educational Research Association.

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Graduate students compete in fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition

Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate students demonstrated that they can summarize their 80,000-word theses in less than three minutes using terms that members of the public can understand during this year's Three Minute Thesis competition.

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What makes students stick with a MOOC?

Feb. 26, 2016—A new large-scale study took an in-depth look at persistence and engagement in Massive Open Online Courses.

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Governor’s Academy for School Leadership launches at Peabody College

Feb. 23, 2016— Nashville assistant principals have been selected for a one-year fellowship in which they will receive mentorship and coaching.

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Obama names Vanderbilt’s Chris Lemons among extraordinary early-career scientists

Feb. 19, 2016—President Barack Obama has named Vanderbilt researcher Christopher J. Lemons among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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School turnaround focus of five-year, $5M study

Feb. 17, 2016—Evaluating a new initiative to turn around North Carolina’s lowest-performing schools is the focus of a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Woodman receives Troland Research Award

Jan. 19, 2016—The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Geoffrey Woodman, associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, will receive a 2016 Troland Research Award.

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