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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants

Nov. 2, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

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Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education

Aug. 30, 2016—Researchers found 28 distinct contributions that IES grants have made to K-12 math teaching and learning.

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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections

Jan. 18, 2016—With equal test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt takes huge leap forward thanks to federal grant

Nov. 24, 2015—Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.

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$5M study looks at TN teacher evaluation data and collaboration

Oct. 7, 2015—Understanding how state school systems can best use teacher evaluation data to drive instructional improvement is the focus of a new Vanderbilt study.

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Zeppos meets with U.S. Department of Education officials

May. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan and American Council on Education President Molly Corbett Broad convened in Washington, D.C., May 1 to brief U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the report and recommendations issued by the federal Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education.

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White House assembles top minds in neuroscience and learning for workshop

Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt's Laurie Cutting was one of a select group of experts in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology and other disciplines invited to take part in a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshop.

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Vanderbilt lands $15M in grants for special education teacher training

Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt has received $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of special education programs and a national center.

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Vanderbilt committed to protection and well-being of students

May. 6, 2014—Read Vanderbilt's statement about the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights' investigation of 55 colleges and universities' handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The list includes investigations opened because of complaints received by OCR and those initiated by the OCR as compliance reviews.

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$10M grant establishes center to boost outcomes for children with learning disabilities

Aug. 27, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt professors will develop new math and reading strategies aimed at improving student success with the support of a new $10 million federal grant.

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New pre-K teaching method could close achievement gap

Jun. 13, 2013—A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America’s growing population of English language learners, according to a recently published study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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Vanderbilt and MNPS to lead tri-state efforts to build ‘pipeline of teaching excellence’

Nov. 30, 2012—Advancing the math and science achievement of third through sixth graders in high-need schools is the aim of a new national partnership, being led in Tennessee, New York and Washington by faculty and staff from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

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