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Dale Farran

Educators grapple with future of pre-k

Sep. 25, 2015—A panel discussion Sept. 24 delved into the challenges Tennessee faces in "scaling up" quality pre-k.

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Media Advisory: Pre-K panel is Sept. 24

Sep. 22, 2015—A panel discussion will continue the discourse on prekindergarten issues facing policymakers.

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Quality pre-K subject of downtown roundtable discussion

Sep. 12, 2015—The issues surrounding prekindergarten expansion in Tennessee and other states is the subject of a roundtable discussion among education researchers and practitioners to be held Sept. 24 at the Nashville Public Library's main branch downtown.

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TIP SHEET: Vanderbilt experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 6, 2015—Topics range from pre-K to post-secondary education.

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Event honors new holders of endowed chairs at VU

Jan. 29, 2015—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 28 at the Student Life Center.

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Media Advisory: Education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 29, 2014—Education experts from Vanderbilt Peabody College are available to comment on a wide variety of education topics.

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Pre-K ‘best practices’ goal of PRI, MNPS team

May. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute will collaborate with Metro Schools’ newly appointed director of early learning innovation, Lisa Wiltshire, to create and document a preschool curriculum rooted in play, experimentation and discovery.

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Universal Pre-K? What experiences really are important for young children?

May. 15, 2014—Watch video of a faculty seminar from Commencement 2014. Early childhood education is on everyone’s radar today, and there are many assumptions about what experiences children need early in their lives to enable them to be successful in school. Internationally, those countries whose children outperform us tend to begin “formal” education much later than we...

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Vanderbilt education faculty’s research featured at AERA April 3-7

Mar. 26, 2014—The latest research on key education issues will be presented by faculty from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia April 3-7.

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Children living in poverty focus of research panel March 11

Feb. 18, 2014—The epidemic of children living in poverty is the topic of a mini-conference hosted by the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development March 11.

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Positive classroom interactions vital to pre-K learning

Sep. 4, 2013—Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt's Peabody College for education and human development.

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Op-ed: Prekindergarten research can help chart best way to help impoverished kids

Aug. 9, 2013—Research can help policymakers and educators make the best decisions on how to assist low-income children exceed in school from an early age.

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