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New tool to i.d. support needed by children with intellectual disabilities

Jul. 28, 2011—Determining what children with intellectual disabilities need to thrive by building on their strengths and interests is the aim of a new federally funded project in the Department of Special Education.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.

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Understanding causes of mortality among infants with Down syndrome

Apr. 28, 2011—A new study finds higher infant mortality rates among babies with Down syndrome, offering insights into a variety of health issues among children with Down syndrome.

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Sponsored Research grants for March

Apr. 22, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in March that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Julie A. Adams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $25,000 by the Department of Defense for “Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium:  Urban Operations Laboratory.” Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and...

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 8-12

Apr. 8, 2011—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues, from incentive pay to school choice, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 8-12 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in New Orleans. A sampling of the research is presented below. To view the full conference program, visit: www.aera.net. All listings...

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Preparing teachers for diversity

Apr. 5, 2011—Research from Peabody College faculty members Donna Ford and Rich Milner is featured in the latest volume released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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Brain imaging may hold clues to help children improve grammar

Mar. 11, 2011—Researchers have for the first time successfully used brain imaging to predict how children will respond to programs that help them improve their grammar.

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