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Peabody Reflector

Vanderbilt’s Youth Safety and Well-being Study releases early findings

Dec. 19, 2019—The goal of the study is to create a multi-year data set that allows teachers, youth workers, researchers and policymakers to promote safety and well-being for Nashville’s young people.

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Uptick in charter schools is changing the way teachers find and get jobs

Dec. 17, 2019—Researchers find that social networks play an increasing role in the fragmented teacher labor market.

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Hearsay plays a key role in how children perceive others, new study finds

Dec. 13, 2019—A new Vanderbilt report finds that children are highly influenced by what they overhear adults say about others.

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From the Dean

Nov. 11, 2019—Message from Dean Camilla Benbow to readers of the Fall 2019 Peabody Reflector

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Virginia Shepherd and Charles Brau: Promoting STEM Education

Nov. 11, 2019—Couple endows directorship of Peabody's Center for Science Outreach at Peabody

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Art Genius: Peabody Distinguished Alumnus Chin named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

Nov. 8, 2019—Visionary artist Mel Chin, BA’75, was named Sept. 25 among the class of 26 MacArthur Fellows for 2019.

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Computational Collaboration: A New Interdisciplinary Initiative Recasts Computers as Classroom Partners

Nov. 8, 2019—  “I want to help you.” In a moving but chilling scene, that line is uttered by HAL 9000, the all-knowing computer system depicted in the classic 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, as it pleads with Dr. Dave Bowman not to disconnect the rogue machine for the final time. Now, more than a half-century...

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Value-Added Mentorship

Nov. 8, 2019—Bethany Rittle-Johnson’s 20 years of investigating how to improve learning outcomes for students, particularly in mathematics, has launched a new generation of scholars pursuing similar lines of inquiry.

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Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, MS’84: UNESCO Education Leader

Nov. 7, 2019—It was with a scholarship from the Africa–America Institute that Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta enrolled at Vanderbilt to study educational leadership. Honored in September with the institute’s Distinguished Alumna Award, she now invests those skills in her native Africa. In 2016 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization named Ndong-Jatta director of the multisectoral office...

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Veteran Vision: Barbara Bell uses knowledge gained in a 28-year Navy career to help launch girls into STEM disciplines

Nov. 6, 2019—As director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, retired Navy Capt. Barbara Bell, EdD’18, wants to give girls the confidence and knowledge to excel in technical careers long dominated by men.

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Vanderbilt earns $19M in federal funding for special education training and research

Oct. 18, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt Peabody College received multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.

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Peabody Neighborhood Project celebrates major milestone with ‘topping out’ ceremony

Oct. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Neighborhood project achieved a major milestone on Oct. 10 with the placement of the final steel structural beam in the new connector between the Home Economics and Mayborn buildings. The event included remarks from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development Camilla P. Benbow. 

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