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 $3.2M grant to fund Vanderbilt study of reading skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sep. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to better understand how children who are deaf or hard of hearing excel at reading. Millions of children are hearing impaired and these individuals tend to have below-average reading skills. Only about 10 percent of DHH individuals attain age-appropriate reading...

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Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 16

Aug. 29, 2019—Cultivating seeds of peace will be the focus of the Sept. 16 Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College featuring Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Tech-based HIV prevention program proves effective for rural African American families

Aug. 23, 2019—Technology may be a viable option for reducing HIV risk for African Americans in rural communities, according to a new Vanderbilt report. 

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Sandra L. Barnes receives Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

Aug. 22, 2019—Professor of Human and Organizational Development Sandra L. Barnes is the 2019 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association. The ASA presented the award to Barnes at its annual meeting in New York City Aug. 11.

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Tennessee Educator Survey highlights ways leaders can support teachers

Aug. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education to evaluate teacher perceptions and monitor school climates and culture across the state.

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Preschoolers can do more math than you think

Aug. 16, 2019—More complex math concepts can be easily introduced through simple games and tasks at home, according to a new Vanderbilt report.

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Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

Jul. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt study finds little ones need to interact with real, live humans in order to learn new information.

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Six years later, iZone schools see moderate gains; ASD schools have not improved

Jul. 16, 2019—According to a new Vanderbilt study, school turnaround strategies in Tennessee are not working as intended.

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Vanderbilt faculty earn $1.2M grant to support STEM majors who want to teach

Jul. 10, 2019—The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Vanderbilt to establish scholarships that serve the national need of recruiting and preparing high-quality STEM teachers for high-need school districts. 

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New dean of The Ingram Commons changing mindsets around math learning

Jun. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt professor and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi wants people to stop hating math. She's researching and teaching new ways to embrace the subject's potential for creativity.

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Vanderbilt among founders of EdPrepLab, new teacher and principal preparation initiative

Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University is among 15 institutions in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab),a new initiative by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. EdPrepLab is intended to help educator preparation programs ensure that new teachers and leaders enter the classroom able to provide...

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Black men in same-sex relationships seek church, internet, for support

Jun. 21, 2019—According to research by sociologist Sandra L. Barnes, many black men in same-sex relationships seek the church and online groups for spiritual support.

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