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$1.6M grant renews CLAS’ designation as National Resource Center

Aug. 27, 2018—The Department of Education grant allows Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies to retain its status as one of the nation's top educational resources for subjects pertaining to Latin American society and culture.

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Education Department official and Peabody alum speaks at Vanderbilt conference

Mar. 18, 2016—Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education Office at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, spoke at Vanderbilt March 18.

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Center for Latin American Studies receives $1.8 million federal grant

Oct. 23, 2014—The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.8 million grant to the Center for Latin American Studies for interdisciplinary projects.

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Federal education official, Mayor Karl Dean to tour Susan Gray School Sept. 11

Sep. 10, 2014—Yudin and Dean will learn about early childhood education programs during the Vanderbilt visit.

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Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier

Mar. 13, 2014—An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.

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Zeppos meets with federal policymakers; co-chairs panel on government regulation

Feb. 20, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12 to meet with federal policymakers and to participate in the initial meeting of the U.S. Senate-appointed Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education, which he is co-chairing.

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Involuntary teacher transfers put better teachers with neediest students

Nov. 6, 2013—Allowing principals to involuntarily transfer teachers within a district resulted in more productive teachers replacing lower performing teachers in mostly disadvantaged schools.

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New special education grants support transition research, practice and policy

Oct. 26, 2012—Two new grants highlight Vanderbilt University’s growing role in the design and evaluation of transition services for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorders or intellectual disability.

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Grant bolsters VU autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 25, 2012—A grant from the Tennessee Department of Education will allow the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders to conduct statewide autism training for Tennessee's schools.

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TIPSHEET: Experts on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) available

Jan. 2, 2012—Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to talk to media regarding the much-anticipated bill that would overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – also known as No Child Left Behind.

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Tennessee pre-k students see 82 percent gain over peers

Feb. 24, 2011—Students in Tennessee's state prekindergarten program experience an average of 82 percent greater gains in literacy and math skills over their peers who do not attend state pre-k.

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