Ideas In Action

  • Vanderbilt University

    Peabody professor urges attracting and retaining gifted students from different cultures

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them.   Read More

    Mar. 20, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Top-rated IRIS Center provides trusted resources for educators

    In January, a panel of independent reviewers evaluated the quality, relevance and usefulness of the products of 14 of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) national centers funded in 2006–2007. The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements (IRIS II) ranked second, missing the top spot by only .08 points. Read More

    Mar. 20, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Combining language richness with teacher professional development could close achievement gap

    A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America’s growing population of English language learners, according to a published study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development. Read More

    Nov. 25, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Pre-K promise, new research on early learning

    Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Read More

    Nov. 25, 2013

  • Wyatt Center

    Language intervention grants target children with autism

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 25, 2013

  • Fall 2013 Texts

    Fall 2013 Texts

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 25, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Most math being taught in kindergarten is old news to students

    Kindergarten teachers report spending much of their math instructional time teaching students basic counting skills and how to recognize geometric shapes—skills the students have already mastered before setting foot in the kindergarten classroom, new research finds. Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Laurie Cutting

    Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM fields

    Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM fields

    Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements more than 30 years later, according to results from a Vanderbilt University longitudinal study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Team incentives alone do not boost student performance

    Team incentives alone do not boost student performance

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Faculty Notes and Honors

    Faculty Notes and Honors

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Peabody professor receives AERA Outstanding Book Award

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Ford wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

    Ford wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Marcy Singer Gabella

    Free Vanderbilt teacher professional development course to be offered online

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Dean’s Message

    Dean’s Message

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Frequent moves hinder children’s early education

    The present housing crisis has disrupted the residential stability of families, which is adversely affecting many children’s educational development, according to researchers at Peabody College. Read More

    Nov. 18, 2013

  • Peabody Welcomes New Faculty for 2013-2014

    Peabody Welcomes New Faculty for 2013-2014

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 18, 2013

  • Vanderbilt’s Peabody No. 1 education school for fifth consecutive year

    Vanderbilt’s Peabody No. 1 education school for fifth consecutive year

    Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them. In Recruiting and Retaining… Read More

    Nov. 18, 2013

  • Redesigning Financial Aid System Could Make College More Accessible and Affordable

    Redesigning Financial Aid System Could Make College More Accessible and Affordable

    Vanderbilt University Professor William Doyle proposes a means of curbing college costs by replacing the existing federal aid system with a more-efficient model that emphasizes need-based aid and changing the way student loans are repaid to lower the default rate. With the largest declines in real average family incomes among those in the lowest 20 percent of the population, he argues that such reforms are crucial if college is to be more accessible and affordable. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2013

  • Peabody, Vanderbilt Brain Institute Launch the Nation’s First Doctorate in Educational Neuroscience

    Peabody, Vanderbilt Brain Institute Launch the Nation’s First Doctorate in Educational Neuroscience

    Vanderbilt University is leading the way in research that merges the fields of education and neuroscience by launching the country’s first Ph.D. program in educational neuroscience. Read More

    Nov. 16, 2012