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Parent-led discussion enhances children’s learning from television

Dec. 7, 2011—Children learn more from television when parents interact with them similarly to book reading.

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“Public Education: Searching for the Best”

Nov. 22, 2011—Watch videos of the class “Public Education—Searching for the Best.” Can we count on Metro to educate our children and grandchildren for the future? How is education changing to meet the goals of a diverse population? Topics covered in these videos include issues in education from early childhood through high school; student performance today; educating...

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennessee teachers are underpaid, need unions

Nov. 15, 2011—Most Tennesseans believe that public school teachers are underpaid and many support their right to be represented by unions, according to voters surveyed by the Vanderbilt Poll.

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New policy for sponsoring interns and observers

Sep. 30, 2011—This year it will be substantially easier for faculty members at Vanderbilt University to sponsor student interns from other universities, local high school teachers and other non-Vanderbilt visitors for educational purposes. That is because the Office of the Provost has adopted a specific set of policies that covers interns and observers in university central. In...

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New tool to i.d. support needed by children with intellectual disabilities

Jul. 28, 2011—Determining what children with intellectual disabilities need to thrive by building on their strengths and interests is the aim of a new federally funded project in the Department of Special Education.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.

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The virtue in virtuality – enhancing learning with technology

Jul. 11, 2011—Groundbreaking education technology platforms under development in labs across the Vanderbilt Peabody campus are allowing cutting-edge researchers to harness what Pratim Sengupta, innovator of the technology described, calls “the virtue in virtuality.”

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Teacher compensation ‘incredibly inefficient,’ new research finds

May. 18, 2011—New research from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds teacher salaries have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality.

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Vanderbilt considers proposal to assist in establishing a school of education in Abu Dhabi

Apr. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University officials are exploring a proposal from the government of Abu Dhabi to create a school of education that would train teachers, education leaders and researchers to strengthen the country’s K-12 education system.

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Principals do not feel competition from charter schools

Apr. 21, 2011—New research finds principals at non-charter schools are not motivated by competition from charter schools, debunking a commonly held perception about one of the impacts of charter schools on a school system.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 8-12

Apr. 8, 2011—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues, from incentive pay to school choice, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 8-12 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in New Orleans. A sampling of the research is presented below. To view the full conference program, visit: www.aera.net. All listings...

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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

Mar. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal...

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