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RTI is getting a bad rap, say education researchers

Sep. 11, 2017—When schools are unable to properly and rigorously implement the complex RTI structure, it’s not fair to say the program itself is ineffective.

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Inaugural R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference for scholars of color held at Vanderbilt

Jul. 24, 2017—More than 160 professors, graduate students and P-12 educators gathered for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions focused on the unique challenges faced by scholars of color.

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Remembering Floyd Dennis, disability civil rights advocate

May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.

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Class of 2017: Stephanie Zundel conquers physical challenges and inspires others

Apr. 24, 2017—Losing her sight at age 3 was no match for Peabody College senior Stephanie Zundel's competitive spirit. While at Vanderbilt, she took up marathon running and completed the 2017 Boston Marathon on April 17.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps graduation is April 26

Apr. 20, 2017—Five graduating students will be recognized at the Faye and Joe Wyatt Center for Education.

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Six recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 7, 2017—Six faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research and service at the annual Spring Faculty Assembly April 6.

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App will help students self-monitor and improve classroom behavior

Mar. 29, 2017—A self-monitoring intervention will provide critical support to teachers working with students who have challenging behaviors.

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AERA articles by Vanderbilt researchers among ‘most read’ of 2016

Mar. 2, 2017—Emily Tanner-Smith, Jason Grissom and more Peabody researchers are featured on this year's list.

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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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New system will guide behavior analysis in the classroom

Feb. 21, 2017—Blair Lloyd's study is supported by a $400,000 early career grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

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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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