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What makes students stick with a MOOC?

Feb. 26, 2016—A new large-scale study took an in-depth look at persistence and engagement in Massive Open Online Courses.

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School turnaround focus of five-year, $5M study

Feb. 17, 2016—Evaluating a new initiative to turn around North Carolina’s lowest-performing schools is the focus of a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Fourteen faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.

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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections

Jan. 18, 2016—With equal test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Vanderbilt education faculty named among top influencers

Jan. 6, 2016—Nine Vanderbilt professors were included in the 2016 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings.

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Quality early-grade teachers key to maximize pre-K benefits

Dec. 30, 2015—Preschool alone is not the silver bullet to end poverty or close achievement gaps.

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Humphrey Fellows visit Oasis Center, meet government officials

Nov. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellows toured Oasis Center, attended met Mayor Megan Barry at Veterans Day parade.

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TN teachers report ongoing benefits from teacher collaboration model

Nov. 20, 2015—Tennessee teachers are reporting that a collaboration model implemented as part of a Vanderbilt study continues to show positive outcomes two years later.

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Stambaugh receives National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

Oct. 28, 2015—The National Association for Gifted Children has honored Tamra Stambaugh with its Early Leader Award, given to a person who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education and who is in the first 10 years of his or her career.

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$5M study looks at TN teacher evaluation data and collaboration

Oct. 7, 2015—Understanding how state school systems can best use teacher evaluation data to drive instructional improvement is the focus of a new Vanderbilt study.

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Recognition, not money, motivates middle-schoolers to learn, especially girls

Aug. 28, 2015—A new study evaluated a group of middle-schoolers to see which incentives were more effective in improving attendance in after-school tutoring program.

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Tennessean: TN teachers happier with evaluations; testing a burden

Aug. 27, 2015—The annual educator survey shares new insights on how Tennessee teachers feel about their work as educators.

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