Nov. 23, 2009—Third through sixth graders in the Edgehill neighborhood will have the opportunity to interact with educational leaders from around the world Dec. 3 during Passport Day at the Edgehill Library.
Nov. 18, 2009—Camilla Benbow, dean of Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, received the National Association for Gifted Children's 2009 Presidential Award at the group's annual convention in St. Louis, which was held Nov. 5-8.
Nov. 16, 2009—Surveillance doesn't necessarily make schools safer;can negatively impact students. But are students any safer as a result? What is the cost of these measures in terms of student well-being?
Nov. 13, 2009—Learning Sciences Institute Director Stephen Elliott was recently appointed to two senior, external research positions. The first is a three-year, renewable appointment to the Education Testing Services Visiting Research Panel. In this role, Elliott and six other leading researchers will be reviewing ETS' major research initiatives and advising them on needed new initiatives.
Nov. 13, 2009—Peabody faculty member David Dickinson will be a featured guest speaker at an international conference on child development in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Nov. 24-25.
Nov. 12, 2009—With the Obama administration highlighting school choice as a likely reform strategy, interest in how parents choose a school is more intense than ever. What are the primary motivations of families for switching schools? How good is their information? And what are the broader – and often unintended – consequences of these kitchen-table decisions about education?
Oct. 16, 2009—How do you know what is normal gifted behavior versus a clinical syndrome? Psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, administrators and parents are invited to register for a one-day workshop Friday, Oct. 30, at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College to get answers to this difficult question.
Oct. 16, 2009—School choice experts from across the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University Oct. 25-27 to discuss the latest research surrounding high-profile education issues such as charter schools, magnet schools, vouchers, student achievement, teacher qualifications, funding and more.
Oct. 13, 2009—Performance pay for teachers continues to gain momentum nationally despite the absence of a clear understanding of its impact on students, teachers and schools. A new book from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University brings together the latest research on the topic to offer guidance for researchers, policymakers and practitioners seeking deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding this issue.
Sep. 25, 2009—Vanderbilt University's opportunities for lifelong learning will expand and thrive, thanks to a $1 million endowment from The Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers non-credit classes that usually last six weeks during fall, winter and spring.
Sep. 21, 2009—The impact of recognition and rewards on student attendance and performance in afterschool programs is the aim of a new study being launched by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University and uBoost, a company that manages student reward programs.