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Vanderbilt awards Founder’s Medals to top scholars at Commencement

May. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt awarded Founder’s Medals to its top scholars at Commencement, May 8.

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Op-ed: Why do so few black males go into STEM areas?

May. 1, 2015—Low expectations, peer pressure, lack of role models and lack of opportunity to pursue advanced study keep black males who are good at math out of STEM fields when they grow up, writes Ebony O. McGee in The Conversation.

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Schauble, Lehrer named to National Academy of Education

Apr. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt's Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble, frequent research collaborators, analyze the responsiveness of teaching practices to students’ ways of thinking.

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Tennessee lawmakers to ‘talk teaching’ at Peabody April 30

Apr. 22, 2015—Sen. Steven Dickerson, Rep. John Ray Clemmons and the Tennessee Department of Education's Paul Fleming will discuss teacher preparation and development.

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Vanderbilt Peabody researchers featured at AERA April 16-20

Apr. 8, 2015—Peabody faculty and graduate students will present on the topics of value-added, teacher effectiveness, minorities in STEM, connected learning, disabilities and more.

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Theory of Relativity at Dyer April 8

Apr. 1, 2015—To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the theory’s publication, Dyer Observatory will host a talk by "What is Relativity?" author Jeffrey Bennett on April 8.

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Education panel weighs in on the effects of standards and high-stakes testing

Mar. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt education experts gathered for “Standards and Testing: What’s Missing from the Current Debate,” a panel discussion held March 9 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Hillsboro High student partners with VU researcher on cave drug study

Jan. 27, 2015—Hillsboro High School senior Alex Jolly advanced to the semi-finals in the Intel Science Talent Search with his research project on cave drugs.

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New K-12 curriculum prepares youths for digital world

Dec. 12, 2014—Peabody's Melissa Gresalfi is co-author of a four-book series that provides a K-12 curricular toolkit for supporting systems thinking in the digital age.

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20 fun learning activities for the holiday break

Dec. 9, 2014—Just because school is out for the holidays doesn’t mean children have to take a break from learning. Faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt's Peabody College offer 20 learning activities that are so much fun, they won’t feel like homework.

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Teaching as a team sport boosts student performance

Nov. 21, 2014—Teaching has turned into a “team sport” at Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School, thanks to a partnership with Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Celebrate new home for rare Korean artifact Oct. 9

Oct. 3, 2014—A rare Korean funerary statue that has resided for nearly 45 years outside of Payne Hall on the Peabody College campus is being restored in its new home at Cohen Memorial Hall.

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