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Peabody Reflector

An urban teachers master’s program

Jun. 30, 2010—Educators wishing to teach in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) will have the opportunity to earn a Peabody master’s degree designed expressly for them beginning this summer. The new program is focused on improving teaching in urban middle schools and is the result of a partnership between Peabody and MNPS. Sharon Yates, lecturer in education,...

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Building a bridge between Uganda and Vanderbilt

Jun. 30, 2010—Peabody students Alice Bator and Sarah Quirk spent just two months in Uganda during the summer of 2009, but walked away with a lifetime of knowledge in topics ranging from technology, sustainability, diplomacy, community organizing, economic development, women’s rights and much more. Bator and Quirk traveled to Uganda to further the work of Kasiisi Project...

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Faculty News

Jun. 30, 2010—Dale Ballou, associate professor of public policy and education, has been asked to serve on a committee to advise the Institute of Education Sciences on the strategy to evaluate the use and impact of education stimulus funding (for example, Race to the Top funds), and whether the projects being funded improve schooling. Sandra Barnes, professor...

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Smith earns honors

Jun. 30, 2010—Wyatt Smith, Ingram Scholar and president of Vanderbilt Student Government, has been named this year’s recipient of Vanderbilt’s Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to develop future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. Graduating seniors awarded the fellowship have the opportunity to pursue an idea or an issue, about...

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Morton-Young receives Distinguished Alumna Award

Jun. 30, 2010—Nashville activist, scholar and author Tommie Morton-Young received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development during Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 14. Morton-Young earned her master of arts in library science in 1955, becoming the first African American to graduate from George Peabody College for Teachers, as it was...

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From the Dean

Jun. 30, 2010—Of students who enter college, the gap in completion rates between minority students and their white peers is about 20 percentage points, with only about 40 percent of minority students graduating within six years.

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Second straight year at No. 1 for Peabody

Jun. 29, 2010—Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development is ranked as the best graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. In rankings published in the May edition of U.S. News & World Report, Peabody programs in Administration/Supervision and Special Education were also named No....

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Peabody launches new research office

Jun. 29, 2010—Peabody College has launched a new central research office to create a more integrated and robust infrastructure for faculty, students and staff involved in research. “The Peabody Research Office, or PRO, will serve as the front door for research at Peabody. It was created in response to faculty recommendations,” said Craig Kennedy, associate dean for...

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From Trepidation to Triumph

Jun. 28, 2010—Substantial investments in Peabody’s strategic plan, continuing success in the recruitment of nationally prominent faculty who garner ever-increasing external funding, and growing numbers of stellar students have propelled Peabody to the level described in our vision of 10 years ago.

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A Story for You

Nov. 23, 2009—Once upon a time, there was a Peabody graduate who was nanny to four children. After washing the family dog one day, she was inspired to write a children’s picture book called The Great Dog Wash. She entered it in a contest and won! The book was published by a famous New York publishing house and put into 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios. The End.

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The Food Dude

Nov. 23, 2009—Eddie Gilbert has already had his 15 minutes of fame. However, competing on a Food Network reality show likely won’t be the last 15 minutes of fame for this high-octane personality with two degrees from Peabody.

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Mrs. Cohen’s Stairway

Nov. 23, 2009—George Etta Brinkley Cohen climbed these marble stairs to her apartment on the second floor of Cohen Memorial for three years, from the time the building was finished in 1927 until her death in 1930. It is said that her spirit inhabits the structure. The building first housed the Peabody fine arts department and following...

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