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Reflector Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Staff

Jul. 14, 2016—The Peabody Reflector is published twice annually, in January and July, by Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development in cooperation with Vanderbilt University News and Communications, 2100 West End Ave. Suite 1100, Nashville, TN  37203. It is produced by Vanderbilt’s Creative Services and Printing Services, and University Web Communications provides online support. The magazine is...

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Commencement 2016 highlights

Jul. 7, 2016—Peabody’s 2016 Commencement ceremony took place on Peabody Esplanade May 13, where 629 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students earned their diplomas. U.S. security and intelligence expert Lenora Peters Gant received the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement May 13. Gant earned a master’s of science at Peabody in 1976. She is one of the nation’s...

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Awards and Achievements

Jul. 7, 2016—Evaluating the North Carolina Transformation, a new initiative to turn around 79 of the state’s lowest-performing schools, is the focus of a study led by Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education. The research is supported by a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences’ National...

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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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