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Principals do not feel competition from charter schools

Apr. 21, 2011—New research finds principals at non-charter schools are not motivated by competition from charter schools, debunking a commonly held perception about one of the impacts of charter schools on a school system.

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Vanderbilt partners with Fort Worth to aid low-performing students

Apr. 18, 2011—A new partnership between a Texas school district and the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody College aims to identify what factors make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students.

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Researchers discuss ethical considerations of ‘curing’ disabilities

Apr. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Peabody College and the Divinity School joined with parent advocates for a panel discussion on the ethical considerations of "curing" disabilities.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 8-12

Apr. 8, 2011—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues, from incentive pay to school choice, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 8-12 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in New Orleans. A sampling of the research is presented below. To view the full conference program, visit: www.aera.net. All listings...

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Preparing teachers for diversity

Apr. 5, 2011—Research from Peabody College faculty members Donna Ford and Rich Milner is featured in the latest volume released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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VUCast: Match Day: Grey’s Anatomy Style…

Apr. 1, 2011—In this week’s VUCast: Will 11 couples be torn apart? Who’s number one? And, remembering the families in Japan.  

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Master of health professions education degree to commence fall 2011

Mar. 23, 2011—Vanderbilt offers healthcare educators the new Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree through a collaboration among Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSM) and Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

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Peabody ranked top graduate education school for third straight year

Mar. 15, 2011—Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt University was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year and the Vanderbilt schools of medicine, nursing and law all ranked in the Top 20 in their fields in the rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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Researchers put school choice options under the microscope

Mar. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt education experts explore the complex issues surrounding school choice in new book published this month by Harvard Education Press.

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Brain imaging may hold clues to help children improve grammar

Mar. 11, 2011—Researchers have for the first time successfully used brain imaging to predict how children will respond to programs that help them improve their grammar.

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Grammy-nominated recording artist holds show to benefit Susan Gray School

Feb. 25, 2011—When Nashville recording artist LynnMarie learned that her son, James, would be born with Down syndrome, her world stopped. “I didn’t think I could go on, much less continue with my career,” she said. “As the years went, by I found myself sitting in my bathrobe, struggling with fear and depression. But finally, I found...

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Tennessee pre-k students see 82 percent gain over peers

Feb. 24, 2011—Students in Tennessee's state prekindergarten program experience an average of 82 percent greater gains in literacy and math skills over their peers who do not attend state pre-k.

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