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Ideas In Action

Vanderbilt neuroscientists, art museum collaborate on NEA-funded visual cognition research

May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientists Isabel Gauthier and Thomas Palmeri will collaborate with a Buffalo, New York, art gallery on a two-year project that recently earned a National Endowment for the Arts Research: Art Works program award.

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Ideas in Action – Recent books by Peabody Faculty

May. 15, 2019—Methods for Teaching in Early Education, First Edition (2019, Routledge) by Jennifer Ledford, PhD’12, assistant professor of special education; Justin D. Lane; and Erin E. Barton, PhD’07, associate professor of special education A comprehensive textbook offering a thorough introduction to early childhood teaching methods, this volume offers a particular focus on inclusive practices. Aligned with...

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Ideas in Action – Thought Leaders

May. 15, 2019—Peabody faculty members frequently contribute ideas to public discourse. Here is a selection from media mentions and appearances in recent months: Inc. Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, and David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, on their Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth The Chronicle of Higher...

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Ideas in Action – Notes and Honors

May. 14, 2019—H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Teaching and Learning, delivered the American Educational Research Association’s 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research. The lecture took place in October in Washington, D.C., and was titled “Disrupting Punitive Practices and Policies: Rac(e)ing Back to Teaching, Teacher Preparation, and Brown.” Milner rejoined the Peabody faculty in the...

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Ideas in Action – Also Noted

May. 14, 2019—Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, has been honored with a $3 million National Institutes of Health MERIT Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant will support her investigation of how the neural networks associated with reading, math and executive function interact to predict academic...

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Vanderbilt faculty earn awards at AERA annual meeting in Toronto

Apr. 26, 2019—The conference is the world’s largest gathering of education scholars and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative research.

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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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Peabody College rises in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Mar. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development jumped two places, from 8th to 6th, in the latest annual release of graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Feb. 25, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week’s annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color

Jan. 17, 2019—A new National Science Foundation-funded report published in AERA Open documents the negative effects labels and stereotypes are having on high-achieving Asian and Black college students.

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Special education researchers highlight moderator analysis in ‘Exceptional Children’ special issue

Jan. 17, 2019—A Vanderbilt special education research team served as guest co-editors of the January issue of Exceptional Children, the distinguished research journal of the Council for Exceptional Children. Professors Douglas Fuchs and Lynn S. Fuchs chose the theme of moderator analysis.

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