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Peabody Reflector

From the Dean, Summer 2016

Jul. 7, 2016—Sometimes researchers must face that their work has produced unexpected and counterintuitive results.

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The Power of Pre-K: Fact of Fiction?

Jul. 7, 2016—When Peabody professors Mark Lipsey and Dale Farran embarked on a study to evaluate the long-term benefits of Tennessee’s multimillion-dollar voluntary prekindergarten program, they fully expected conventional wisdom to prevail. After all, pre-K is known to close the achievement gap, prepare children for school, and jump-start early learning. The numbers should bear that out, right? Turns out it wasn't that simple.

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Minding the Gap

Jul. 6, 2016—Despite strides in educational equity, it hasn’t gotten much easier for black children to be recognized for their giftedness.

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Taking Flight

Jul. 6, 2016—Charity McCracken defied odds and worked hard to realize her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher.

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Around the Mall

Jul. 5, 2016—Diversity officer welcomed  The Peabody Office of Professional and Graduate Education held a reception in honor of George C. Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Hill was named Vanderbilt’s chief diversity officer last November. Learn more. Perry Wallace Courage Award presented Next Steps at Vanderbilt was this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace...

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For the love of reading

Jul. 5, 2016—Author James Patterson has partnered with Vanderbilt to create two youth reading programs for children in Nashville.

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Teachers vital to pre-K success

Jul. 4, 2016—Researchers have found that quality early-grade teachers are key to maintaining pre-K gains.

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Class Act

Jul. 4, 2016—Elizabeth Self adapted a technique used in medical schools to train aspiring teachers to be culturally responsive in the classroom.

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Inside Out

Jul. 4, 2016—Having grown up in a bilingual family, new professor Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez brings unique insight to teaching English language learners.

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Awards and Honors

Jan. 6, 2016—David Lubinski, professor of psychology, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation in July. The award was presented by Phyllis Miller, a trustee of the Mensa Foundation and editor emerita of the Mensa Research Journal. Lubinski was recognized for his work as co-director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious...

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Research News

Jan. 6, 2016—Early intervention key to stopping family depression cycle Early intervention may be key to curbing depression in families An estimated 16 percent of people in the U.S. will experience depression at some point in their lives. For children of depressed parents, that statistic more than doubles. The depression cycle may be preventable, according to a...

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From the Dean, Winter 2016

Jan. 5, 2016—Peabody College is a research powerhouse, yet undergraduate education remains at the heart of the college’s mission.

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