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Tennessee Governor Haslam announces 2019 fellows for Governor’s Academy for School Leadership

Dec. 5, 2018—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced on November 29 the participants selected for the 2019 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL), a one-year fellowship program to cultivate and develop future school leaders across Tennessee and improve school effectiveness and student performance.

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Reading curriculum for immigrant children funded by Spencer Foundation

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt is developing an instructional approach that leverages students’ first language to comprehend English language texts more effectively.

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Vanderbilt KidTalk begins clinical trial on intervention for young children with language delays

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt will conduct a clinical trial of an intervention for young children with language delays in an NIDCD study.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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Career and technical education is focus of $5M research network

Nov. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt Education Policy Researcher Shaun M. Dougherty will help lead the Career and Technical Education Research Network, a new $5 million research project designed to increase the evidence base on career and technical education.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 20, 2018—Researchers evaluated Tennessee's online course that students complete during high school to avoid taking remedial math in college.

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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants

Nov. 2, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

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Peabody colloquium series focuses on K-12 and higher education policy

Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development kicked off a yearlong series of colloquiums  in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in September. 

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers

Sep. 29, 2018—Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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When Differences are Strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Sep. 27, 2018—A whiz at data entry, typing with accuracy at 90 words a minute, Jamal Underwood, who has autism, has turned his learning differences into strengths.

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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers

Sep. 27, 2018—Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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