Ideas In Action

  • Vanderbilt University

    Christensen and Wilkey: emerging leaders in psychological sciences

    By Jenna Somers Alex Christensen Eric Wilkey Alex Christensen and Eric Wilkey, assistant professors of psychology and human development, are emerging leaders in the psychological sciences, strengthening Vanderbilt’s expertise in data science and the neuroscience of mathematical learning,… Read More

    May 15, 2024

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    Innovative AI learning technology projects win inaugural LIVE Spark Grants

    LIVE, the Learning Innovation Incubator at Vanderbilt University, has awarded the inaugural LIVE Spark Grants to three interdisciplinary teams innovating cutting-edge learning technologies that leverage AI to advance literacy, music education and aid in the care of people with dementia. Selected from a strong pool of applicants,… Read More

    May 14, 2024

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    Welsh leads equity-centered research practice partnership to reduce racial disparities in school discipline

    By Jenna Somers Richard Welsh Last year, Richard Welsh reported findings on the persistence of racial disparities in exclusionary school discipline practices. Despite suspensions declining over the past decade as schools reformed their policies, exclusionary disciplinary rates remained higher for African American students. Across the South, in-school suspensions… Read More

    May 13, 2024

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    Ethics and equity in the age of AI

    In April, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development hosted the panel discussion “Ethical and Equity Considerations in the Age of AI” as part of the Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture series. The session explored societal, ethical and moral questions regarding AI’s growing role in higher education, with special consideration of social justice, bias, equity and discrimination concerns. Read More

    May 7, 2024

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    Peabody College hosts linguist Li Wei as a Vanderbilt Global Scholar in Residence

    By Jenna Somers Li Wei, professor of applied linguistics and director and dean of the Institute of Education at University College London, visited Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development in April as a Global Scholar in Residence. Li Wei Li studies bilingualism and multilingualism, focusing… Read More

    May 6, 2024

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    Vanderbilt Peabody College premieres new education doctorate for global learners

    Vanderbilt University Peabody College of education and human development has announced it will offer a new online Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Leadership and Learning in Organizations specifically for global learners. The program will first be offered to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates… Read More

    May 3, 2024

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    Peabody College to collaborate with MNPS on lab school at John Early Magnet Middle School

    From left to right: Sarah Chin, chief strategy officer; TK Fayne, District 5 member; Renita Perry, chief of innovation; Sharon Gentry, District 1 member; Peabody College faculty members Andrew Hostetler and Marcy Singer-Gabella; Rachael Anne Elrod, Board chair and District 2 member; and Adrienne Battle, director of schools, photographed following… Read More

    Apr 24, 2024

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    Peabody faculty and alumna honored at AERA annual meeting

    Ilana Horn Bethany Rittle-Johnson Chezare Warren Mariah Harmon Following Ilana Horn’s selection earlier this year as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, she was inducted on Friday, April 12, at the AERA 2024 annual meeting… Read More

    Apr 15, 2024

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    Shinn leads new study of cash payments and peer support to reduce homelessness

    By Jenna Somers Infancy is the age at which someone is most likely to live in a homeless shelter. If that sounds surprising, consider that poverty is the main reason families with young children become homeless. Given the high costs of childcare across the country, often parents leave the… Read More

    Apr 12, 2024

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    Leyva advances research on Hispanic-Serving Institutions with $2.4M grant from NSF

    In a study supported by a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Luis Leyva, associate professor of mathematics education and STEM higher education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, has made critical progress in research on racial equity for undergraduate Latin* students… Read More

    Apr 8, 2024

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    tnAchieves coaching supports low-income students’ post-secondary persistence at Tennessee community colleges

    First-year college students who receive coaching through the tnAchieves program are more likely to persist into their second year, according to new analysis from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) in collaboration with tnAchieves and the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). tnAchieves is a non-profit partner… Read More

    Apr 8, 2024

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    Jessica Logan: a meta-scientist on a mission

    By Jenna Somers Jessica Logan Associate Professor of Special Education Jessica Logan has always been interested in child development, specifically the growth of academic skills in young children at risk for learning disabilities. She seeks to understand how children learn and the contexts in which they learn, exploring… Read More

    Apr 5, 2024

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    A winning model: Bogotá’s charter schools boost students’ academic and social-emotional skills

    By Jenna Somers Researchers at Vanderbilt University and William & Mary may have found a promising approach to education reform that could help provide high-quality education to students from low-income families. Results from a study on the quality of public-private partnership schools in Bogotá, Colombia—known as schools in administration—demonstrate… Read More

    Apr 5, 2024

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    Vanderbilt awarded $2.48M in special education training grants

    The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development received two training grants totaling $2.48 million in funding from the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. The new grants address the need to train culturally conscientious special… Read More

    Mar 21, 2024

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    AUIB’s College of Education and Human Development welcomes first students

    The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad welcomed its first cohort of students in January for the start of the spring semester. Eighteen students are enrolled in the Teaching Learning and Design (TLD) Program. In 2022, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education… Read More

    Mar 18, 2024

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    Special education faculty honored by Council for Exceptional Children

    Jason Chow Douglas Fuchs Lynn Fuchs Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development faculty members Jason Chow and Doug and Lynn Fuchs were recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, the major professional organization in the field of special education, at… Read More

    Mar 18, 2024

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    Golann named director of New Jersey Families Study

    Joanne Golann has been named the new director of the New Jersey Families Study, a video ethnographic examination of how families support their children’s early learning. Golann is associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development and co-principal investigator… Read More

    Mar 5, 2024

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    Vanderbilt Peabody College students develop global ranking system to encourage poverty reduction

    Nearly half of the world’s population, including one billion children, lives in poverty (defined as income of less than $2 U.S. per day). With an eye toward better understanding how the private sector can help reduce poverty, four students at Vanderbilt University Peabody College of education and human development… Read More

    Mar 4, 2024

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    Vanderbilt to host Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for 16th consecutive year

    For the 16th consecutive year Vanderbilt University has been selected to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at Peabody College of education and human development. Peabody will host annual groups of fellows in educational administration, planning and policy for up to five years. “Once again, we are… Read More

    Mar 4, 2024

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    Peabody Scholars share guidance to inform school voucher policy

    By Jenna Somers In November 2023, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proposed the Education Freedom Scholarship Act to establish a new statewide education scholarship account (ESA) program. ESAs—also called education savings accounts—are a type of voucher program that support not only private school tuition but other education-related expenses. As… Read More

    Mar 1, 2024