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Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee schools part of landmark national study to determine effectiveness of preschool programs

Sep. 4, 2002— Vanderbilt University researchers working with 36 preschool classrooms in seven school districts in Coffee, Franklin, Lawrence, Maury, Rutherford and Wayne counties in Tennessee are part of a landmark national study that will for the first time help determine which preschool programs work best for which children.

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‘Roads Scholars’ visit Appalachia colleges, high school

Aug. 21, 2002— A high school that pulled itself from near extinction and a community college that opens doors of opportunities to rural Tennesseans topped the agenda on the second and final day of the inaugural Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.

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‘Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour’ stresses closer ties with East Tennessee

Aug. 20, 2002— The chiefs of Tennessee’s largest public and largest private universities sat down for dinner last night and vowed cooperation, as the first ever “Vanderbilt Roads Scholar Tour” ended day one of an excursion designed to strengthen ties between the Nashville school and East Tennessee institutions, businesses and people.

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Vanderbilt Chancellor, faculty, students hit the road to enhance Tennessee ties

Aug. 14, 2002— Political candidates will not be the only ones logging miles on Tennessee’s highways this summer. For the first time, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee will hit the road with about 40 newly tenured and newly hired faculty and students to East Tennessee to learn more about the state and to visit areas where Vanderbilt is engaged in community outreach.

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Vanderbilt’s Henderson Teacher Training Series to conclude with poster session and reception

Apr. 23, 2002— Teachers from Metro Public Schools and the Westminster School of Nashville who have taken part in the Britt Henderson Teacher Training Series at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center will present the results of their use of research-based strategies for assessment, reading, and behavior management, Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m.

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Professor Ed Martin remembered as strong advocate for children and youth

Feb. 26, 2002— Edward A. Martin, a coaching legend who also fulfilled the roles of outstanding community leader, Vanderbilt professor and mentor to Nashville’s youth, died Feb. 25 at Centennial Medical Center from complications following back surgery. Martin, 75, was an associate professor of human and organizational development, emeritus, at Peabody College.

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Early childhood education to be discussed at Vanderbilt’s John F. Kennedy Center

Jan. 17, 2002—“Why is building quality early childhood education so difficult?” This question will be explored on Tuesday, Jan. 22, as part of the Kennedy Center series “Occasional Conversations on Human Development.”

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