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Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head

Apr. 23, 2019—New findings from an ongoing 45-year Vanderbilt study reveal that patterns found in test scores and a psychological assessment measuring the personal values of nearly 700 intellectually gifted adolescents were highly predictive of the distinct fields of eminence they would occupy by age 50.

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Longitudinal study of gifted children featured in ‘Nature’

Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt's Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth is featured in the September issue of the prestigious scientific journal "Nature."

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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections

Jan. 18, 2016—With equal test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Gifted men and women define success differently, 40-year study says

Nov. 18, 2014—New Vanderbilt research shows that gender plays a role in how once super-smart teens define success in mid-life.

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Registration for SAVY sessions begins Aug. 4

Jul. 15, 2014—The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) provides a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience to qualifying gifted children in kindergarten through grade 6. Vanderbilt professors, master teachers and graduate students offer accelerated SAVY courses that cover a wide variety of topics. Who? Gifted students entering kindergarten through grade 6 in the fall of 2014, specifically...

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Kaiser to receive CEC Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 20, 2014—Ann Kaiser, premier scholar in child language intervention, has been selected to receive the prestigious J. E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award of the Council for Exceptional Children.

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Education professor nominated for NAACP Image Award for new book

Jan. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Professor Donna Y. Ford is among the distinguished nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards.

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Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 1, 2013—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.

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Next session of SAVY begins Feb. 9

Nov. 1, 2012—The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young, a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience for qualifying gifted children in grades K-6, will hold its next series of classes at the Wyatt Center from 9 to 11:45 a.m. on six consecutive Saturdays beginning Feb. 9 through March 16, 2013. Vanderbilt faculty and master teachers trained in gifted...

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Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young resumes in September

Jul. 28, 2011—The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young will resume Sept. 10 and will be held consecutive Saturdays through Oct. 15.

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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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