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Important brain area organized by color and orientation

Nov. 15, 2010—A brain area known to play a critical role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colors and orientations, Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered. The findings have important implications for furthering our understanding of perception and attention. The research was published Nov. 14, 2010, in Nature Neuroscience. “In vision, objects are...

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Educators need to shift focus from achievement gap to opportunity gap to better serve racially diverse students

Nov. 10, 2010—A report released this week by the Council of Great City Schools finds black students continue to perform and test at levels significantly below their white counterparts. A new book released this month by Vanderbilt University education professor H. Richard Milner details strategies for closing this persistent achievement gap by refocusing our attention on opportunity...

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Babies learn best from parents, not video

Nov. 10, 2010—New research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia finds that infants learn little to nothing from popular educational videos and learn the most from face-to-face interactions with their parents and other familiar figures.

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Vanderbilt University to collaborate on new $40 million National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

Nov. 9, 2010—Helping foster children’s learning and readiness for school through the federal Head Start program is the goal of a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created this fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start.

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Milner wins multicultural research award

Nov. 5, 2010—Vanderbilt University education scholar Richard Milner has won the 2010 Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. The award was presented at the 20th annual international NAME conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. Milner is Betts Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of...

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VUCast: Where are these people from and why should you care?

Oct. 1, 2010—Where are these people from and why should you care? The science of teacher performance pay and Vanderbilt alum makes history. It’s VUCast time for Oct. 1.

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Video: Pay for performance results: Q&A

Sep. 22, 2010—Watch video of the full “Evaluating Rewarding Educator Effectiveness” conference. Read the news release. Watch highlights of the announcement. Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

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Video: Pay for Performance Results

Sep. 22, 2010—Vanderbilt researcher Matthew Springer presented his findings on the first scientific study measuring whether teacher bonuses alone raised student test scores. Educators from throughout the country attended the “Evaluating Rewarding Educator Effectiveness” conference in Nashville where the results were given Sept. 21. Read the news release. Watch the full announcement with Q&A. Media Contact: Melanie...

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Video: Interview with Matthew Springer: Results of nation’s first test of teacher performance

Sep. 21, 2010—Read the news release. Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

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Teacher performance pay alone does not raise student test scores

Sep. 21, 2010—Rewarding teachers with bonus pay, in the absence of any other support programs, does not raise student test scores, according to a new study issued today by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development in partnership with the RAND Corporation.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary.

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Media Advisory: Lift Off Camp at Y smoothes transition to kindergarten

Aug. 3, 2010—Swimming lessons. Imaginary trips into outer space. Cooking lessons. Camping out under paper stars. What do these activities have to do with getting ready for kindergarten? Woven into each of these activities are critical learning and literacy lessons that boost each child’s abilities in the classroom, according to Carin Neitzel, family investigator for the Enhanced...

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