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Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.

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Founder of ‘Knowledge is Power Program’ to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 22, 2012—The founder of the Knowledge is Power Program will speak on the completion results and growth of this national network of public schools.

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Educational trajectories of English Language Learners examined

Mar. 15, 2012—Students who successfully complete English as a Second Language or bilingual language learning programs within three years fare better academically across the board than peers who stay in such programs for a longer time.

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Personal and professional benefits of Girl Scouts affirmed

Mar. 14, 2012—Being a Girl Scout has a long-term positive impact on girls' leadership skills and development, a new Peabody College study finds.

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Americas Quarterly: The effect of skin color in the Americas

Mar. 6, 2012—Because racial identification is much more fluid in Latin America and the Caribbean than it is in the United States, researchers with Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project used actual skin color rather than racial identity to examine the effect of ethnicity on equality issues like class and educational attainment.

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App turns tablet into math aid for visually impaired students

Mar. 5, 2012—A mechanical engineering graduate student has created an app that turns Android tablets into an educational aid for teaching mathematics to visually impaired students.

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TIPSHEET: Experts on affirmative action Supreme Court case

Feb. 22, 2012—The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this fall that could put new limits on the ability of colleges and universities to use race as a factor in admissions decisions. Legal and African American Studies experts from Vanderbilt are available to speak with media about these issues.

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Peabody researchers serve as editors of newly released educational psychology handbook

Feb. 13, 2012—Peabody faculty members Karen Harris and Steve Graham served as co-editors of a national psychology handbook, recently released by the American Psychological Association.

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Economic influence on academic achievement subject of upcoming Peabody lecture

Jan. 19, 2012—Peabody lecture addresses economic influences on academic achievement.

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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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Pasi Sahlberg: “Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?”

Dec. 16, 2011—Watch video of Pasi Sahlberg speaking Dec. 9 on “Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?” The talk is part of the Peabody Research Office (PRO) brown bag lunch lecture series. These are informal presentations featuring research innovations at Peabody or other areas in the university. Contact: PRO@Vanderbilt.edu

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Video: How parents can help children learn from television

Dec. 8, 2011—In a first-of-its-kind study, children showed significant gains in vocabulary and comprehension when parents asked them questions about the content, rather than simply parking them in front of the screen.

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