Underrepresented students’ perceptions of calculus instruction reveal ‘weed-out’ mechanisms that discourage participation in STEM
Mar. 4, 2021—Peabody faculty Luis Leyva led a research team that identified mechanisms in undergraduate calculus instruction that contribute to the function of introductory mathematics as a gatekeeper to STEM majors among underrepresented students.
Low-income and students with learning disabilities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 learning loss, Peabody College experts say
Feb. 18, 2021—As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, school closures and the shift to remote learning have disrupted educational progress across the nation, disproportionately affecting students from low-income communities and those with learning disabilities, according to faculty experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.
Peabody-led research report sheds light on impact of effective school leadership on student learning outcomes
Feb. 16, 2021—A major new research review commissioned by The Wallace Foundation paints a detailed picture of how strong principals affect students’ educational and social outcomes. The report, co-authored by Professor Jason A. Grissom at Vanderbilt University, concludes that school leaders are even more important than previously believed and that investing in their success has a very large payoff.
Feb. 1, 2021—Assistant Professor of Psychology Lisa Fazio discusses how to distinguish between valid and false information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.