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Pre-K ‘best practices’ goal of PRI, MNPS team

May. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute will collaborate with Metro Schools’ newly appointed director of early learning innovation, Lisa Wiltshire, to create and document a preschool curriculum rooted in play, experimentation and discovery.

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Universal Pre-K? What experiences really are important for young children?

May. 15, 2014—Watch video of a faculty seminar from Commencement 2014. Early childhood education is on everyone’s radar today, and there are many assumptions about what experiences children need early in their lives to enable them to be successful in school. Internationally, those countries whose children outperform us tend to begin “formal” education much later than we...

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Understanding the lifelong benefits of preschool

Nov. 7, 2013—High-quality preschool is an effective way to reduce social problems associated with poverty because it teaches children the psychological skills they need to succeed as adults, according to a Vanderbilt professor who studies the economics of human development.

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Positive classroom interactions vital to pre-K learning

Sep. 4, 2013—Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt's Peabody College for education and human development.

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Op-ed: Prekindergarten research can help chart best way to help impoverished kids

Aug. 9, 2013—Research can help policymakers and educators make the best decisions on how to assist low-income children exceed in school from an early age.

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Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 1, 2013—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.

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New pre-K teaching method could close achievement gap

Jun. 13, 2013—A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America’s growing population of English language learners, according to a recently published study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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VUCast: An undergrad’s research to boost learning apps; hear amazing talent in a student recording studio

May. 2, 2013—See how an undergrad’s research is boosting learning apps Hear amazing talent inside a student-run music studio Commencement Countdown! See what’s special It’s all in this week’s VUCast – watch now.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 27 – May 1

Apr. 24, 2013—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College faculty April 27 - May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

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The Tennessean: Preschool effects greatest for those who need it most

Mar. 29, 2013—While critics of expanded preschool argue that their cognitive effects fade out after the first few years of schooling, they ignore a body of longer-term evidence that indicates impoverished students who experience a high-quality preschool program are less likely to repeat grades, to spend time in special education, to become teen parents or to get arrested, writes Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Pre-k paying off, experts say

Oct. 26, 2012—Pre-kindergarten is paying off in giving children a head start in learning basic education and life skills, said Gary Henry, professor of public policy and education, and other experts said in a televised forum in Atlanta.

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Puppet truck, mayor visit child care center

May. 25, 2012—Dean is a longtime advocate of books, reading and libraries. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Vanderbilt’s child care center on Edgehill Avenue May 24 to promote reading and take in a puppet show performed by the Nashville Public Library’s Bringing Books to Life! puppet truck. Three of the preschool classrooms have been studying Mother...

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