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Peabody Reflector

Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 20, 2018—Researchers evaluated Tennessee's online course that students complete during high school to avoid taking remedial math in college.

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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants

Nov. 2, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

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H. Rodes Hart named Distinguished Alumnus

Oct. 15, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart as recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community.

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Khari Blasingame: Running back and graduate student

Sep. 28, 2018—Commodore running back and graduate student Khari Blasingame is more than a football player—he's a prime example of the student-athlete experience at Vanderbilt.

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From the Dean – Summer 2018

Sep. 27, 2018—Those of us who teach for, study in, or are alumni of Peabody College all know that the heart of the college’s mission is to improve human flourishing. The Peabody community believes in the potential of all people.

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When Differences are Strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Sep. 27, 2018—A whiz at data entry, typing with accuracy at 90 words a minute, Jamal Underwood, who has autism, has turned his learning differences into strengths.

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Connecting the Dots: James R. Booth uses fMRI to predict learning disorders sooner

Sep. 27, 2018—James R. Booth's work comes with a challenge: keeping his test young subjects from wiggling in the cramped confines of an fMRI machine.

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Pyramid Model keeps behavior problems to a minimum — and kids in school

Sep. 27, 2018—When 4-year-old Antonio felt frustrated at home or at school, he used to bite. And hit. And kick. In many schools, that behavior would get him sent home.

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A Family of Givers: Damond and Makeba Boatwright

Sep. 27, 2018—Damond and Makeba Boatwright committed very early on that their family would improve and invest in the lives of others.

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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers

Sep. 27, 2018—Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Farm to Table: Knapp Farm was an early experiment in sustainability

Sep. 17, 2018—In 1914 Peabody established a farm to educate farmers and train the teachers who would educate the children of farmers.

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