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Vanderbilt’s Heinrich named AERA Fellow

Feb. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt education professor Carolyn J. Heinrich is among 14 scholars selected as 2017 fellows by the American Educational Research Association.

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Online graduate-degree programs for educators launched by Vanderbilt

Feb. 10, 2017—An online master's in school counseling and a doctorate in education will launch this fall.

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$2.5M grant supports study that examines link between math and reading comprehension

Feb. 1, 2017—The research represents one of four Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs established by the NIH in 2012.

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Study finds Common Core’s take on fractions is on target

Dec. 12, 2016—Research using a computer game concludes teaching fractions on a number line is highly effective.

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Vanderbilt earns top rankings, including a No. 1, for successful minority recruitment in master’s and Ph.D. programs

Dec. 12, 2016—"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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Early math knowledge related to later achievement

Dec. 6, 2016—Findings will inform educators and school administrators developing curricula for the early years.

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Psychology professor honored with annual Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt's chancellor presented psychology professor Craig A. Smith with the 2016 Chancellor’s Cup.

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Spending more on pre-K doesn’t guarantee success: Report

Oct. 25, 2016—Many U.S. states have been quick to invest in pre-k without a clear strategy for success.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Farran to discuss new pre-K report at Brookings panel

Oct. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt professor and pre-K expert Dale Farran will discuss her latest pre-K research Oct. 26.

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Vanderbilt and TN Department of Education partner to support school improvement

Oct. 20, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will carry out research with clear, practical implications for the state’s key education strategies.

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New faculty: Duane Watson studies the cognitive processes of communication

Oct. 6, 2016—The next time you find yourself stumbling through a presentation or public speaking engagement, take heart. The most polished speakers are not necessarily the most effective ones, says Duane Watson, a new associate professor of psychology and human development at Peabody College.

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New ‘toolkit’ for math teachers designed to make algebra easier

Sep. 23, 2016—The three-year experiment is a partnership with Chelmsford, Massachusetts, public schools.

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